1. A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece (synset 103140183)
  2. A marking that consists of lines that cross each other (synset 104688744)
  3. A representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified;
    Used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry (synset 103139803)
  4. Any affliction that causes great suffering (synset 114501251)
    "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"
  5. (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 (synset 101329963)
    "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
  6. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids (synset 100852055)
  1. Extending or lying across;
    In a crosswise direction;
    At right angles to the long axis (synset 301448808)
    "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
  2. Annoyed and irritable (synset 301139748)
  1. Travel across or pass over (synset 201916152)
    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
  2. Meet at a point (synset 202027242)
  3. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of (synset 202563998)
    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
  4. Fold so as to resemble a cross (synset 201918650)
    "she crossed her legs"
  5. To cover or extend over an area or time period (synset 202691213)
    "Rivers traverse the valley floor"; "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
  6. Meet and pass (synset 201917990)
    "the trains crossed"
  7. Trace a line through or across (synset 201695693)
    "cross your `t'"
  8. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties (synset 201432586)
    "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

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