Definition of crossing
1 : the act or action of crossing: such asa : a traversing or traveling acrossb : an opposing, blocking, or thwarting especially in an unfair or dishonest manner
2a : a place or structure (as on a street or over a river) where pedestrians or vehicles cross; especially : crosswalkb : the place in a cruciform church where the transept crosses the navec : a place where a railroad track crosses a street
Examples of crossing in a Sentence
Stop at the railroad crossing.
a crossing for ferry boats
the crossing of a mountain range
a weeklong crossing of the Atlantic Ocean
Recent Examples of crossing from the Web
They are also scored on pickup, drop-off, and railroad crossing procedures.
Israel has proposed improvements of the current system, such as setting up joint industrial zones and reducing bottlenecks at Israeli crossings that Palestinians say prevent them from trading competitively.
The bridge surface had a slight sag and officials were concerned about traffic crossing it.
The additions of medians, four-way or quad-gates, signals and signs at almost every crossing will end the need for passenger and freight train to blast their horns as a warning to drivers and pedestrians.
Prosecutors say Pugh was stopped at a Turkish airport in January 2015 carrying a laptop with information on Turkey-Syria border crossing points.
In dangerous times, as these recent years have been, the official border crossing with Jordan has been closed, even though truckers have continued to use the road, taking their lives into their own hands.
My father made the crossing a number of times, on three different Liberty Ships, including Liberty 0740, the James Hoban, named for the Irishman who designed the White House.
With the season's melting snow, a once dry or shallow creek can swell overnight, making a return crossing impossible.
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First Known Use of crossing
CROSSING Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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