croise

1 of 2

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
: to make the sign of the cross on or over (a person) especially in sanctification of a vow to fight the foes of Christianity

croisé

2 of 2

adjective

croi·​sé
krə¦wä¦zā,
(ˈ)krwä-
: with the legs crossed and the body at an oblique angle to the audience
used of a ballet pose

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English croisen, from Old French croisier, from crois cross, from Latin cruc-, crux

Adjective

French, from past participle of croiser to cross, from Old French croisier

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“Croise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croise. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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