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proper noun 
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road

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noun 
  1. A geometrical figure consisting of two straight lines or bars intersecting each other such that at least one of them is bisected by the other.
  2. (heraldry) Any geometric figure having this shape, such as a cross of Lorraine or a Maltese cross.
  3. A wooden post with a perpendicular beam attached and used (especially in the Roman Empire) to execute criminals (by crucifixion).
  4. (usually with the) The cross on which Christ was crucify, crucified.
  5. A hand gesture made by Christians in imitation of the shape of the Cross.
  6. (figurative, from Christ's bearing of the cross) A difficult situation that must be endured.
It's a cross I must bear.
  1. (biology) Animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross-fertilization.
  2. (boxing) a hook thrown over the opponent's punch
  3. (football) A kick in which the ball travels from one side of the pitch to the other
verb (cross, es)
  1. (transitive) To go from one side of (something) to the other.
Why did the chicken the road?
  1. (intransitive) To travel in a direction or path that will intersect with that of another.
Ships crossing from starboard have right-of-way.
  1. (transitive) To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.
"You'll rue the day you tried to me, Tom Hero!" bellowed the villain.
  1. (reflexive to cross oneself) To make the sign of the cross over oneself.
  2. (context, cricket, reciprocally) Of both batsmen, to pass each other when running between the wickets in order to score runs.
  3. (biology) to cross-fertilize or crossbreed'''
  4. to conduct a cross examination; to question a hostile witness
adjective 
  1. Opposite to.
  2. angry, Angry, annoyed.
Etymology: From kross, from (OIr.) cros (Welsh croes, Gaelic crois), from crux.


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