crossing

noun cross·ing \ ˈkrȯ-siŋ \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of crossing

1 :the act or action of crossing: such as
a :a traversing or traveling across
b :an opposing, blocking, or thwarting especially in an unfair or dishonest manner
2 a :a place or structure (as on a street or over a river) where pedestrians or vehicles cross; especially :crosswalk
b :the place in a cruciform church where the transept crosses the nave
c :a place where a railroad track crosses a street

Examples of crossing in a Sentence

  1. Stop at the railroad crossing.

  2. a crossing for ferry boats

  3. the crossing of a mountain range

  4. a weeklong crossing of the Atlantic Ocean

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First Known Use of crossing

1575

crossing Synonyms



CROSSING Defined for English Language Learners

crossing

noun

Definition of crossing for English Language Learners

  • : a place where two things (such as a street and a railroad track) cross each other

  • : a place where you can cross a street, stream, etc.

  • : the act of going across something


CROSSING Defined for Kids

crossing

noun cross·ing \ ˈkrȯ-siŋ \

Definition of crossing for Students

1 :a point where a line, track, or street intersects another line, track, or street
2 :a place provided for going across a street, railroad tracks, or a stream
3 :a voyage across a body of water


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