: a structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution
: the cross on which Jesus was crucified
: an affliction that tries one's virtue, steadfastness, or patience
- We all have our crosses to bear.
: a cruciform sign made to invoke the blessing of Christ especially by touching the forehead, breast, and shoulders
: a device composed of an upright bar traversed (see 1traverse transitive 3) by a horizontal one;
: one used as a Christian symbol
: the Christian religion
: a structure (such as a monument) shaped like or surmounted by a cross
: a figure or mark formed by two intersecting lines crossing at their midpoints
: such a mark used as a signature
- The crosses at the end of the letter indicate kisses.
: the intersection of two ways or lines : crossing
: an act of crossing (see 2cross 8) dissimilar individuals
: a crossbred individual or kind
- The dog is a cross of a hunting dog and a sheepdog.
: one that combines characteristics of two different types or individuals
- A zedonk is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
: a fraudulent or dishonest contest
- "I never fought a cross or struck a foul blow in my life … "
- —George Bernard Shaw
: dishonest or illegal practices
—used especially in the phrase on the cross
: a movement from one part of a theater stage to another
: a punch thrown over the opponent's lead in boxing
- hit him with a right cross
: an attacking pass in soccer played across the field from one side to the other or to the middle
: a security transaction in which a broker acts for both buyer and seller (as in the placing of a large lot of common stock) — called also