CROSS: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for CROSS?

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The synonyms of “Cross” are: crown of thorns, crisscross, mark, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreed, hybrid, crucifix, rood, burden, trouble, worry, trial, tribulation, affliction, curse, bane, hardship, half-breed, half blood, mixture, amalgam, blend, combination, composite, conglomerate, mingling, compound, fusion, composition, concoction, brew, alloy, merger, union, amalgamation, coalition, intersect, span, sweep, traverse, cover, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, baffle, bilk, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed, travel across, go across, make one's way across, range over, tramp over, wander over, bridge, arch, ford, meet, join, connect, interweave, intertwine, delete, strike out, strike through, ink out, score out, scratch out, block out, blank out, edit out, blue-pencil, cancel, eliminate, obliterate, cross-fertilize, cross-pollinate, intercross, mix, intermix, oppose, resist, defy, obstruct, impede, hinder, hamper, block, check, deny, contradict, argue with, quarrel with, thwartwise, transversal, transverse, bad-tempered, crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-tempered, angry, annoyed, irate, irritated, in a bad mood, peeved, vexed, upset, out of humour, displeased, galled, resentful

Cross as a Noun

Definitions of "Cross" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “cross” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A mixture or compromise of two things.
  • A marking that consists of lines that cross each other.
  • An animal or plant resulting from cross-breeding; a hybrid.
  • A cross (×) used to show that something is incorrect or unsatisfactory.
  • (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
  • The constellation Crux.
  • 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 cross-shaped decoration awarded for personal valour or indicating rank in some orders of knighthood.
  • The cross on which Christ was crucified.
  • A mark, object, or figure formed by two short intersecting lines or pieces (+ or.
  • A staff surmounted by a cross carried in religious processions and on ceremonial occasions before an archbishop.
  • Any affliction that causes great suffering.
  • A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.
  • A pass of the ball across the field towards the centre close to one's opponents' goal.
  • Something unavoidable that has to be endured.
  • (genetics) 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 blow given with a crosswise movement of the fist.
  • A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry.
  • An upright post with a transverse bar, as used in antiquity for crucifixion.
  • A cross as an emblem of Christianity.
  • The act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.

Synonyms of "Cross" as a noun (41 Words)

afflictionThe state of being in pain.
A crippling affliction of the nervous system.
alloyA mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten.
An alloy of nickel bronze and zinc.
amalgamAn alloy of mercury with another metal usually silver used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams.
His theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas.
amalgamationThe action, process, or result of combining or uniting.
The threat of amalgamation with another college.
baneA cause of great distress or annoyance.
The bane of my life.
blendThe act of blending components together thoroughly.
Smog is a blend of smoke and fog.
brewA glass or can of beer.
Small breweries which are able to offer rare brews.
burdenThe central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
The schooner Wyoming of about 6 000 tons burden.
coalitionA temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
A coalition between Liberals and Conservatives.
combinationA sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
The canvases may be arranged in any number of combinations.
compositeA composite constructional material.
Various combinations of metal fabric and composite.
compositionThe act of creating written works.
Composition of functions when defined is associative.
compoundA thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.
The air smelled like a compound of diesel and petrol fumes.
concoctionThe invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose.
The facade is a strange concoction of northern Mannerism and Italian Baroque.
conglomerateA large corporation formed by the merging of separate and diverse firms.
A media conglomerate.
crisscrossA marking that consists of lines that cross each other.
crossbreed(genetics) 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.
crossbreedingThe act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
crossingThe action of crossing something.
We were thirty yards from the crossing when a man stepped off the pavement.
crown of thornsDental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth.
crucifixA representation of a cross with a figure of Christ on it.
A large silver crucifix on a chain.
curseA severe affliction.
A witch put a curse on his whole family.
fusionMusic that is a mixture of different styles, especially jazz and rock.
The fusion of resin and glass fibre in the moulding process.
half bloodOne of two equal parts of a divisible whole.
half-breedAn offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry.
hardshipA state of misfortune or affliction.
The many hardships of frontier life.
hybridThe offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties, such as a mule.
The bird was a hybrid of a goose and a swan.
hybridisation(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
hybridizationThe process of an animal or plant breeding with an individual of another species or variety.
Natural hybridization of two fungal species.
hybridizingThe act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
interbreeding(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
markA figure or letter representing the total number of marks awarded in an examination or competition and signifying a person s score.
Few bullets could have missed their mark.
mergerA combination of two things, especially companies, into one.
Local companies ripe for merger or acquisition.
minglingThe action of people mingling and coming into contact.
All the random mingling and idle talk made him hate literary parties.
mixtureAn event that combines things in a mixture.
He drank a mixture of beer and lemonade.
roodA crucifix especially one positioned above the rood screen of a church or on a beam over the entrance to the chancel.
trial(law) the determination of a person’s innocence or guilt by due process of law.
The trials for the semifinals began yesterday.
tribulationA state of great trouble or suffering.
Life is full of tribulations.
troubleA source of difficulty.
What is the trouble.
unionA trade union.
The union of opposing factions.
worryA source of anxiety.
His worry over the prospect of being fired.

Usage Examples of "Cross" as a noun

  • She's just a cross we have to bear.
  • A Galloway and shorthorn cross.
  • The Military Cross.
  • A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey.
  • The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
  • That is his cross to bear.
  • Place a cross against the preferred choice.
  • The system is a cross between a monorail and a conventional railway.
  • She wore a cross around her neck.
  • The class sat quiet, waiting anxiously for the verdict—a tick or a large cross.
  • Beckham's low cross was turned into the net by Cole.
  • A right cross.

Cross as a Verb

Definitions of "Cross" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “cross” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Meet and pass.
  • To cover or extend over an area or time period.
  • Delete a name or item on a list as being no longer required or involved.
  • Fold so as to resemble a cross.
  • Mark or annotate (a cheque), typically by drawing a pair of parallel lines across it, to indicate that it must be paid into a named bank account.
  • (especially of an artist or an artistic style or work) begin to appeal to a different audience, especially a wider one.
  • To cover or extend over an area or time period.
  • (of a person) make the sign of the cross in front of one's chest as a sign of Christian reverence or to invoke divine protection.
  • Pass (the ball) across the field towards the centre when attacking.
  • Trace a line through or across.
  • Go or extend across or to the other side of (an area, stretch of water, etc.
  • Meet at a point.
  • Cause (an animal of one species, breed, or variety) to breed with one of another species, breed, or variety.
  • Cause to intersect or lie crosswise.
  • Draw a line or lines across; mark with a cross.
  • Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
  • Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
  • Go across or climb over (an obstacle or boundary.
  • Oppose or stand in the way of (someone.
  • Pass in an opposite or different direction; intersect.
  • Travel across or pass over.
  • (of a letter) be dispatched before receipt of another from the person being written to.
  • Delete an incorrect or inapplicable word or phrase by drawing a line through it.
  • Cross-fertilize (a plant.

Synonyms of "Cross" as a verb (69 Words)

archForm or cause to form the curved shape of an arch.
She arched her back.
argue withPresent reasons and arguments.
baffleRestrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.
An unexplained occurrence that baffled everyone.
bilkEvade; elude.
He bilked his creditors.
blank outKeep the opposing (baseball) team from winning.
blendBlend or harmonize.
I blend basic information for the novice with some scientific gardening for the more experienced.
blockBlock passage through.
He stood up blocking her escape.
block outProhibit the conversion or use of (assets.
blue-pencilCut or eliminate.
bridgeCross over on a bridge.
Earlier attempts to bridge St George s Channel had failed.
cancelAnnul or revoke (a formal arrangement which is in effect.
Cancel the dinner party.
checkPut a check mark on or near or next to.
Check your luggage before boarding.
connectConnect fasten or put together two or more pieces.
By 1892 most of the village had been connected to the mains.
contradictBe in contradiction with.
Within five minutes he had contradicted himself twice.
coverForm a cover over.
The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.
cross-fertilizeCause to undergo cross-fertilization.
cross-pollinateFertilize by transfering pollen.
crossbreedBreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
Mendel tried crossbreeding.
cut acrossMake out and issue.
cut throughPenetrate injuriously.
defyChallenge (someone) to fight.
His actions defy belief.
deleteRemove or make invisible.
If one important gene is deleted from an animal s DNA other genes can stand in.
denyDeny oneself something restrain especially from indulging in some pleasure.
There was no way that I was going to deny myself ice cream.
edit outCut or eliminate.
eliminateEliminate from the body.
A policy that would eliminate inflation.
foilCover or back with foil.
Foil mirrors.
fordCross a river where it’s shallow.
frustratePrevent (someone) from doing or achieving something.
What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth s amazing September surge.
get acrossReach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.
get overGo or come after and bring or take back.
go acrossLead, extend, or afford access.
hamperPut at a disadvantage.
He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather.
hinderHinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.
Language barriers hindered communication between scientists.
hybridiseBreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
hybridizeCross-breed (individuals of two different species or varieties.
Most ducks will hybridize in captivity.
impedeDelay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
The sap causes swelling which can impede breathing.
ink outMark, coat, cover, or stain with ink.
interbreedBreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
Their energy and physique had been sapped by interbreeding.
intercross(with reference to animals or plants of different breeds or varieties) interbreed or cause to interbreed.
All the forms intercross readily and produce fertile offspring.
intermixCombine into one.
Along its southern edge low trees intermix with the shrubs.
intersectDivide (something) by passing or lying across it.
Lines of latitude and longitude intersect at right angles.
intertwineTwist or twine together.
Intertwine the ribbons.
interweaveWeave or become woven together.
The rugs are made by tightly interweaving the strands.
joinCause to become joined or linked.
The two roads join here.
make one's way acrossProceed along a path.
meetFill satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction.
Can you meet me at the train station.
mixMix together different elements.
These two chemicals when mixed together literally explode.
obliterateCancel (something, especially a postage stamp) to prevent further use.
The memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mind.
obstructDeliberately make (something) difficult.
The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.
opposeAct against or in opposition to.
A candidate to oppose the leader in the presidential contest.
pass overPass over across or through.
quarrel withHave a disagreement over something.
range overLay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line.
resistStand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.
He didn t resist despite the weapons he had.
score outGain points in a game.
scotchPrevent (a wheel or other rolling object) from moving or slipping by placing a wedge underneath.
A spokesman has scotched the rumours.
scratch outCarve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.
span(of a bridge, arch, etc.) extend from side to side of.
Their interests span almost all the conventional disciplines.
spoilMake imperfect.
He is spoiling for a fight.
strike outRemove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.
strike throughStop work in order to press demands.
sweepClean by sweeping.
We knew we had to sweep these three home games.
thwartHinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
He never did anything to thwart his father.
trackOf wheels run so that the back ones are exactly in the track of the front ones.
He tracked Anna to her room.
tramp overWalk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud.
travel acrossMake a trip for pleasure.
traverseMove back and forth or sideways.
Rivers traverse the valley floor.
wander overLose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking.

Usage Examples of "Cross" as a verb

  • We crossed over a stile.
  • We crossed over the bridge.
  • He attempted to cross the border into Jordan.
  • Cross out any portions which do not apply.
  • Two paths crossed the field.
  • She has crossed the Atlantic twice.
  • The two lines cross at 90.
  • No one dared cross him.
  • A hybrid tea was crossed with a polyantha rose.
  • The trains crossed.
  • Michele sat back and crossed her arms.
  • A shadow of apprehension crossed her face.
  • Cross the cables in opposing directions.
  • Voters should ask one question before they cross today's ballot paper.
  • Mendel tried crossbreeding.
  • Beatie crossed herself quickly at the mention of the dead.
  • A talented animator who crossed over to live action.
  • Many animals of the breed were crossed with the closely related Guernsey.
  • Cross a horse and a donkey.
  • She crossed her legs.
  • He could not get to the line to cross the ball.
  • A crossed cheque.
  • Liz crossed off the days on the calendar.
  • Our letters crossed.
  • Cross your `t.
  • Powell crossed from the left.

Cross as an Adjective

Definitions of "Cross" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “cross” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Annoyed and irritable.
  • Annoyed.
  • Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.

Synonyms of "Cross" as an adjective (22 Words)

angryFeeling or showing strong annoyance, displeasure, or hostility; full of anger.
An angry silence.
annoyedTroubled persistently especially with petty annoyances.
I got very annoyed watching the film.
bad-temperedAnnoyed and irritable.
Crabbed legal language.
He was crabby at having his siesta interrupted.
displeasedNot pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure.
He was displeased with your work.
fussyAnnoyed and irritable.
I hate fussy clothes.
galledPainful from having the skin abraded.
grouchyAnnoyed and irritable.
The old man grew sulky and grouchy.
grumpyAnnoyed and irritable.
His performance as the grumpy gateman.
ill-temperedAnnoyed and irritable.
in a bad moodCurrently fashionable.
irateFeeling or characterized by great anger.
Irate protesters.
irritatedAroused to impatience or anger.
The irritated look on Alec s face.
out of humourOut of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election.
peevedAnnoyed or irritated.
Peeved about being left out.
resentfulFeeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly.
Resentful at the way he was treated.
thwartwiseExtending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.
transversal(of a line) cutting a system of lines.
Transversal vibrations.
transverseSituated or extending across something.
A transverse beam supports the dashboard.
upsetUsed of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win.
With everything so upset.
vexedAnnoyed, frustrated, or worried.
The vexed issue of priorities.

Usage Examples of "Cross" as an adjective

  • He seemed to be very cross about something.
  • Cross members should be all steel.

Associations of "Cross" (30 Words)

acrossTo the opposite side.
19 across.
avenueA thoroughfare running at right angles to the streets in a city laid out on a grid pattern.
It promises to open new avenues to understanding.
boulevardA wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees.
Sunset Boulevard.
bridgeMake a bridge across.
He pushed his spectacles further up the bridge of his nose.
crisscrossCrossing one another in opposite directions.
Crisscross the sheet of paper.
crossingThe action of crossing something.
The crossing of the Pennines.
crossoverThe process of achieving success in a different field or style, especially in popular music.
A jazz classical crossover album.
crossroadA junction where one street or road crosses another.
crosswalkA marked part of a road where pedestrians have right of way to cross; a pedestrian crossing.
delineationRepresentation by drawing or painting etc.
The eventual delineation of the border between the two states.
drawbridgeA bridge, especially one over a castle’s moat, which is hinged at one end so that it may be raised to prevent people crossing or to allow vessels to pass under it.
There was a rattle of chains as the drawbridge was lowered.
fordableShallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle.
The stream was fordable.
intersect(of two or more things) pass or lie across each other.
The area is intersected only by minor roads.
intersectionA representation of common ground between theories or phenomena.
The intersection of a plane and a cone.
jaywalkCross the road at a red light.
You jaywalked across a busy four lane street.
junctionThe state of being joined together.
The junction of Queen s Road and Lancaster Avenue.
lineationA line or linear marking; an arrangement or group of lines.
The punctuation and lineation are reproduced accurately.
overlapA part or amount which overlaps.
There is some overlap in requirements.
overpassA bridge by which a road or railway line passes over another.
Did not its sublimity overpass a little the bounds of the ridiculous.
partiallyTo some extent; in some degree; not wholly.
He was partially paralyzed.
pavementThe hard surface of a road or street.
A pavement cafe.
pedestrianA person who travels by foot.
A pedestrian movie plot.
roadA railroad.
A country road.
roadwayThe part of a road intended for vehicles, in contrast to the pavement or verge.
routeSend via a specific route.
All lines of communication were routed through London.
sidewalkA paved path for pedestrians at the side of a road; a pavement.
skywayA recognized route followed by aircraft.
Skyways from 18 000 to 40 000 feet resemble a highway system.
streetPeople living or working on the same street.
He worked both sides of the street.
walkerA device for helping a baby learn to walk, consisting of a harness set into a frame on wheels.
He was a keen walker.
walkwayA passage or path for walking along, especially a raised passageway connecting different sections of a building or a wide path in a park or garden.

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