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Dictionary definition for: Cross

1. (n) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

2. (v) travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

3. (n) marking consisting of crossing lines

4. (v) meet at a point

5. (s) perversely irritable

6. (n) a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry

7. (v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

8. (n) any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear" "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

9. (v) fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

10. (n) 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"

11. (v) 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"

12. (n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

13. (v) meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

14. (v) trace a line through or across; "cross your "t"

15. (v) 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"

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