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
Occasionally, this penchant for attention-seeking crosses a line.—Jolene Edgar, Allure, 15 Nov. 2023 For more than a decade, government officials have acknowledged that Mexican drug-smuggling groups sometimes move their product across the border using unwitting victims, such as commercial truck drivers or those who regularly cross for work and school.—Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2023 From their first encounters to their devastating deaths, here is a complete timeline of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed’s relationship.
1986: Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed meet at a polo match
Princess Diana and Dodi reportedly first crossed paths in 1986.—Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Fingers crossed that those in charge of the estates of our late icons take the same care when using AI for potential future releases.—Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2023 An unprecedented number of undocumented Indian immigrants are crossing U.S. borders on foot, according to new data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.—Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News, 14 Nov. 2023 Nearly 850 people departed through the Rafah border crossing on Sunday, according to an official with Gaza’s border crossing authority.—Rachel
pannett, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 Israel made the same tragic blunder, thinking that allowing Gazans to cross into Israel to work and take home higher pay would temper Hamas.—WSJ, 12 Nov. 2023 The two first crossed paths in 2018, when Paul Wall visited his friend (and producer) Statik Selektah at Hub and began collaborating on songs that became their Give Thanks EP.—Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 12 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