Definition of crossing
1 : the act or action of crossing: 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
Stop at the railroad crossing.
a crossing for ferry boats
the crossing of a mountain range
a weeklong crossing of the Atlantic Ocean
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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