crossing

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noun cross·ing \ˈkrȯ-siŋ\

Definition of crossing

  1. 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. 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

1575

First Known Use of crossing

1575



CROSSING Defined for English Language Learners

crossing

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noun cross·ing \ˈkrȯ-siŋ\

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

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noun cross·ing \ˈkrȯ-siŋ\

Definition of crossing for Students

  1. 1 :  a point where a line, track, or street intersects another line, track, or street

  2. 2 :  a place provided for going across a street, railroad tracks, or a stream

  3. 3 :  a voyage across a body of water



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