the sign of the cross

Definition of the sign of the cross

  1. :  a movement of the hand that forms a cross shape and that is done as an expression of the Christian faith She knelt and made the sign of the cross.

Word by Word Definitions

signplay
  1. :  a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known

    :  signal

    :  a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function

  1. :  cross

    :  to place a sign on or mark by signs

    :  to represent or indicate by a sign

crossplay
  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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