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Dictionary Definition

crossing

Noun

1 traveling across
2 a shallow area in a stream that can be forded [syn: ford]
3 a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
4 a junction where one street or road crosses another [syn: intersection, crossroad, crossway, carrefour]
5 a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other [syn: crosswalk, crossover]
6 (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids [syn: hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing]
7 a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
  2. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
  3. A voyage across a body of water
  4. The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it

Translations

intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
voyage across a body of water
volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church

References

  • Dictionary.com
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

Extensive Definition

Crossing may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abjuration, abjurement, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annulment, approach, asymptote, bottleneck, bucking, carrefour, challenge, cloverleaf, collision course, commutation, concentralization, concentration, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congress, contention, contradiction, contraposition, contrary assertion, contravention, contraversion, controversion, convergence, converging, counteraction, countering, counterworking, course, crossbreeding, crosscurrent, crosspoint, crossroad, crosswalk, crossway, crosswise, cruise, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disavowal, disclaimer, disclamation, disownment, disproof, flyover, focalization, focus, forswearing, funnel, gainsaying, globe-trotting, going, grade crossing, head wind, hub, hybridism, hybridization, impugnation, impugnment, interbreeding, intercrossing, intersection, journeying, leg, level crossing, locomotion, meeting, miscegenation, mongrelism, motion, movement, moving, mutual approach, narrowing gap, negation, nullification, ocean trip, opposing, opposition, opposure, oppugnation, overcrossing, overpass, passage, progress, radius, rebutment, rebuttal, recantation, refusal, refutation, rejection, renunciation, repudiation, resistance, retractation, retraction, revocation, rotary, run, sail, sea trip, shakedown cruise, spokes, standing against, tangent, thwart, tourism, touristry, traffic circle, traject, trajet, transit, transversal, travel, traveling, traversal, traverse, undercrossing, undercurrent, viaduct, voyage
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