cross-country

adjective
cross-coun·​try | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈkən-trē How to pronounce cross-country (audio) , -ˌkən- \

Definition of cross-country

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : extending or moving across a country a cross-country concert tour
2 : proceeding over countryside (as across fields and through woods) and not by roads
3 : of or relating to racing or skiing over the countryside instead of over a track or run

cross-country

noun

Definition of cross-country (Entry 2 of 2)

: cross-country racing or skiing

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Adjective

cross-country adverb

First Known Use of cross-country

Adjective

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cross-country was in 1767

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“Cross-country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-country. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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cross-country

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cross-country

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: going or moving across a country
: going over the countryside rather than by roads or over a track
: relating to or used in a kind of skiing that is done over the countryside instead of down a mountain

cross-country

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cross-country (Entry 2 of 2)

: cross-country skiing or racing

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