Meaning of CROSS in English


n. 25B6; noun

a bronze cross : CRUCIFIX, rood.

we all have our crosses to bear : BURDEN, trouble, worry, trial, tribulation, affliction, curse, bane, misfortune, adversity, hardship, vicissitude; millstone, albatross, thorn in one's flesh/side; misery, woe, pain, sorrow, suffering; informal hassle, headache.

a cross between a yak and a cow : HYBRID, hybridization, cross-breed, half-breed, mongrel; mixture, amalgam, blend, combination.

25B6; verb

they crossed the hills on foot : TRAVEL ACROSS, traverse, range over; negotiate, navigate, cover.

a lake crossed by a fine stone bridge : SPAN, bridge; extend/stretch across, pass over.

the point where the two roads cross : INTERSECT, meet, join, connect, criss-cross.

no one dared cross him : OPPOSE, resist, defy, obstruct, impede, hinder, hamper; contradict, argue with, quarrel with, stand up to, take a stand against, take issue with; formal gainsay.

the breed was crossed with the similarly coloured Friesian : HYBRIDIZE, cross-breed, interbreed, cross-fertilize, cross-pollinate.

25B6; adjective Jane was getting cross : ANGRY, annoyed, irate, irritated, in a bad mood, vexed, irked, piqued, out of humour, put out, displeased; irritable, short-tempered, bad-tempered, snappish, crotchety, grouchy, grumpy, fractious, testy, tetchy, crabby; informal mad, hot under the collar, peeved, riled, snappy, on the warpath, up in arms, steamed up, in a paddy; Brit. informal aerated, shirty, stroppy, ratty; N. Amer. informal sore, bent out of shape, teed off, ticked off; Austral./NZ informal ropeable, snaky, crook.


25A0; cross something out DELETE, strike out, ink out, score out, edit out, blue-pencil, cancel, obliterate; Printing dele.

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