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(krôs′rĭ-fûr′, krŏs′-)
v. cross-re·ferred, cross-re·fer·ring, cross-re·fers
To refer (a reader) from one part or passage to another.
To make a cross-reference.


to refer from one part of something, esp a book, to another


v.t., v.i. -ferred, -fer•ring.
to refer by a cross reference.


Past participle: cross-referred
Gerund: cross-referring

I cross-refer
you cross-refer
he/she/it cross-refers
we cross-refer
you cross-refer
they cross-refer
I cross-referred
you cross-referred
he/she/it cross-referred
we cross-referred
you cross-referred
they cross-referred
Present Continuous
I am cross-referring
you are cross-referring
he/she/it is cross-referring
we are cross-referring
you are cross-referring
they are cross-referring
Present Perfect
I have cross-referred
you have cross-referred
he/she/it has cross-referred
we have cross-referred
you have cross-referred
they have cross-referred
Past Continuous
I was cross-referring
you were cross-referring
he/she/it was cross-referring
we were cross-referring
you were cross-referring
they were cross-referring
Past Perfect
I had cross-referred
you had cross-referred
he/she/it had cross-referred
we had cross-referred
you had cross-referred
they had cross-referred
I will cross-refer
you will cross-refer
he/she/it will cross-refer
we will cross-refer
you will cross-refer
they will cross-refer
Future Perfect
I will have cross-referred
you will have cross-referred
he/she/it will have cross-referred
we will have cross-referred
you will have cross-referred
they will have cross-referred
Future Continuous
I will be cross-referring
you will be cross-referring
he/she/it will be cross-referring
we will be cross-referring
you will be cross-referring
they will be cross-referring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cross-referring
you have been cross-referring
he/she/it has been cross-referring
we have been cross-referring
you have been cross-referring
they have been cross-referring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cross-referring
you will have been cross-referring
he/she/it will have been cross-referring
we will have been cross-referring
you will have been cross-referring
they will have been cross-referring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cross-referring
you had been cross-referring
he/she/it had been cross-referring
we had been cross-referring
you had been cross-referring
they had been cross-referring
I would cross-refer
you would cross-refer
he/she/it would cross-refer
we would cross-refer
you would cross-refer
they would cross-refer
Past Conditional
I would have cross-referred
you would have cross-referred
he/she/it would have cross-referred
we would have cross-referred
you would have cross-referred
they would have cross-referred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cross-refer - refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists
cite, mention, refer, advert, name, bring up - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"


[ˌkrɒsrɪˈfɜːʳ] VTremitir (to a)


[ˈkrɒsrɪˈfɜːʳ] vtrimandare


(kros) plural ˈcrosses noun
1. a symbol formed by two lines placed across each other, eg + or x.
2. two wooden beams placed thus (+), on which Christ was nailed.
3. the symbol of the Christian religion.
4. a lasting cause of suffering etc. Your rheumatism is a cross you will have to bear.
5. the result of breeding two varieties of animal or plant. This dog is a cross between an alsatian and a labrador.
6. a monument in the shape of a cross.
7. any of several types of medal given for bravery etc. the Victoria Cross.
1. to go from one side to the other. Let's cross (the street); This road crosses the swamp.
2. (negative uncross) to place (two things) across each other. He sat down and crossed his legs.
3. to go or be placed across (each other). The roads cross in the centre of town.
4. to meet and pass. Our letters must have crossed in the post.
5. to put a line across. Cross your `t's'.
6. to make (a cheque or postal order) payable only through a bank by drawing two parallel lines across it.
7. to breed (something) from two different varieties. I've crossed two varieties of rose.
8. to go against the wishes of. If you cross me, you'll regret it!
1. going or placed across. cross-winds; cross-pieces.
2. of mixed variety. a cross-breed.
ˈcrossing noun
1. a place where a road etc may be crossed. a pedestrian-crossing; a level-crossing.
2. a journey over the sea. I was seasick as it was a very rough crossing.
ˈcrossbow noun
a medieval type of bow fixed to a shaft with a mechanism for pulling back and releasing the string.
ˈcross-breed noun
an animal bred from two different breeds.
ˈcross-bred adjective
ˌcrossˈcheck verb
to check information, calculations etc by using different sources or a different method.
the act of crosschecking.
cross-ˈcountry adjective
across fields etc, not on roads. a cross-country run.
ˌcross-country ˈskiing noun
the sport of skiing with narrow skis across the countryside, through woods etc.
ˌcross-exˈamine verb
in a court of law, to test or check the previous evidence of (a witness) by questioning him.
ˈcross-exˌamiˈnation noun
ˌcross-ˈeyed adjective
having a squint.
ˈcross-fire noun
the crossing of lines of gunfire from two or more points.
at cross-purposes
of two or more people, confused about what they are saying or doing because of misunderstanding one another. I think we're talking at cross-purposes.
ˌcross-reˈfer verb
to give a cross-reference (to). In this dictionary went is cross-referred to go.
ˌcross-ˈreference noun
a reference from one part of a book, list etc to another, eg crept see creep.
ˈcrossroads noun singular
a place where two or more roads cross or meet. At the crossroads we'll have to decide which road to take.
ˌcross-ˈsection noun
1. (a drawing etc of) the area or surface made visible by cutting through something, eg an apple.
2. a sample as representative of the whole. He interviewed a cross-section of the audience to get their opinion of the play.
crossword (puzzle)
a square word-puzzle in which the blanks in a pattern of blank and solid checks are to be filled with words reading across and down, the words being found from clues.
cross one's fingers
to place a finger across the one next to it, for good luck.
cross out
to draw a line through. He crossed out all her mistakes.
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