noughts and crosses

noun

Definition of noughts and crosses

British

  1. :  a game in which one player draws Xs and another player draws Os inside a set of nine squares and each player tries to be the first to fill a row of squares with either Xs or Os

Word by Word Definitions

naughtplay noughts
  1. :  nothing

  1. :  nothingness, nonexistence

    :  the arithmetical symbol 0 :  zero, cipher

crossplay crosses
  1. :  a structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution

    :  the cross on which Jesus was crucified

    :  crucifixion

  1. :  to lie or be situated across

    :  intersect

    :  to make the sign of the cross upon or over

  1. :  lying across or athwart

    :  moving across

    :  running counter :  opposite

  1. :  across

  1. :  not parallel :  crisscross, crosswise


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