a necklace with a gold cross
The teacher marked the absent students on her list with crosses.
Those who could not write signed their names with a cross. Verb
We crossed the state border hours ago.
The dog crossed the street.
The highway crosses the entire state.
He was the first runner to cross the finish line.
The train crosses through France.
Put a nail where the boards cross.
One line crossed the other. Adjective
I didn't mean to make you cross.
I was cross with her for being so careless. See More
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Chiara Dailey had one goal — win a state cross country championship.—Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 The special kind of feels like a cross between a comedy special and a musical special.—Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 This calendar is a cross between a chocolate box and an advent calendar and features a mix of the brand’s most beloved gourmet holiday sweets, including chocolates and gummies.—Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Rapinoe had made her presence known in the opening minute, sending a dangerous, left-footed cross into the box.—Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2023 Proper cross progression in gaming is in its primordial stage: messy, weird, and imperfect but clearly still evolving.—WIRED, 8 Nov. 2023 With that, the state finishes its cross examination of Donald Trump Jr.—Dan Alexander, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 If cross progression were adopted more widely across the industry, the feature could do for gaming what wireless controllers did and literally untether you from your main console.—WIRED, 8 Nov. 2023 First Baptist Church of Phenix City on Saturday A cross has been placed on the church lawn for those who may wish to place flowers/memorial in remembrance.—David K. Li, NBC News, 5 Nov. 2023
Our fingers and toes are crossed for even more in the coming days.—Sarah Hoffmann, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 In 1996, a British Airways Concorde crossed from New York to London in about two hours and 52 minutes—still the fastest trans-Atlantic crossing by a passenger plane.—Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 27 Nov. 2023 Some of the models look like hybrids—koalas crossed with wombats, say—that represent what could’ve been walking around with Noah thousands of years ago.—Oliver Whang, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 Palestinians stuck in the Sinai Peninsula can cross into Gaza on Friday while those stranded in other parts of the country can cross starting on Saturday, according to the Palestinian embassy in Cairo.—Summer Said, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 Wade, 37, was struck and killed by an off-duty Jackson police officer while crossing a six-lane highway on March 5.—Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 The tornado later crossed the Mississippi River and disappeared in Tennessee, leaving a track of 73 miles.—The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, arkansasonline.com, 23 Nov. 2023 While nobody knows exactly how yodel dogs first crossed the Great River, equally few could question their prominence in the 21st century.—Hampton Bourne, Field & Stream, 22 Nov. 2023 Occasionally, this penchant for attention-seeking crosses a line.—Jolene Edgar, Allure, 15 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun, Verb, Adjective, Preposition, and Adverb
Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse or Old Irish; Old Norse kross, from Old Irish cros, from Latin cruc-, crux
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a