Definition of the sign of the cross
- She knelt and made the sign of the cross.
: a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known
: a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function
: to place a sign on or mark by signs
: to represent or indicate by a sign
: 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
: to lie or be situated across
: to make the sign of the cross upon or over
: lying across or athwart
: moving across
: running counter : opposite
: not parallel : crisscross, crosswise
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