[noun] a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
[noun] marking consisting of crossing lines Synonyms: crissmark
[noun] a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry
[noun] any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns" Synonyms: crown of thorns
[noun] an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey" Synonyms: hybrid, breed
[verb] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" Synonyms: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk
[verb] fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"
[verb] to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries" Synonyms: traverse, span, sweep
[verb] meet and pass; "the trains crossed"
[verb] trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"
[verb] breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed" Synonyms: breed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed
[adjective] extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon" Synonyms: transverse, transversal, thwartwise