Translation of "cross" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /kros/ (plural crosses)

a symbol formed by two lines placed across each other, eg + or x

The cross on the map indicates where the treasure was buried.

two wooden beams placed thus (+), on which Christ was nailed.


the symbol of the Christian religion.


a lasting cause of suffering etc

Your rheumatism is a cross you will have to bear.

the result of breeding two varieties of animal or plant

cruce, híbrido
This dog is a cross between an alsatian and a labrador.

a monument in the shape of a cross.


any of several types of medal given for bravery etc

the Victoria Cross.
cross- prefix

going or placed across

trans-, a través

of mixed variety

cruzado, híbrido
a cross-breed.
crossing noun

a place where a road etc may be crossed

a pedestrian-crossing
a level-crossing.

a journey over the sea

I was seasick as it was a very rough crossing.
crossbow noun

a medieval type of bow fixed to a shaft with a mechanism for pulling back and releasing the string.

crossbreed noun

an animal bred from two different breeds

cruce, híbrido
This bird is a crossbreed between blue and white peacocks.
crossbred adjective

cruzado, híbrido
a crossbred dog.
crosscheck verb

to check information, calculations etc by using different sources or a different method

verificar de nuevo, comprobar cotejando con otras fuentes
This information will then be crosschecked against a gun registration database.
cross-country adjective

across fields etc, not on roads

campo a través
a cross-country run.
cross-country skiing noun

the sport of skiing with narrow skis across the countryside, through woods etc.

esquí de fondo
cross-examine verb

(legal) in a court of law, to test or check the previous evidence of (a witness) by questioning him

interrogar (severamente), someter a interrogatorio
The defendant’s attorney will have the opportunity to cross-examine the witness.
cross-examination noun

interrogatorio severo
She kept her composure under cross-examination.
cross-eyed adjective

having a squint.

crossfire noun

the crossing of lines of gunfire from two or more points

fuego cruzado
Innocent civilians were caught in the crossfire.
at cross-purposes

of two or more people, confused about what they are saying or doing because of misunderstanding one another

(haber un) malentendido
I think we’re talking at cross-purposes.
cross-refer verb (past tense, past participle cross-referred)

to give a cross-reference (to)

remitir a
In this dictionary went is cross-referred to go.
cross-reference noun

a reference from one part of a book, list etc to another, eg creptsee creep.

remisión, referencia
crossroads noun singular

a place where two or more roads cross or meet

encrucijada, cruce
At the crossroads we’ll have to decide which road to take.
cross-section noun

(a drawing etc of) the area or surface made visible by cutting through something, eg an apple.

corte transversal

a sample as representative of the whole

sección representativa, muestra
He interviewed a cross-section of the audience to get their opinion of the play.
crosswalk noun

(American ) a specially marked area of the road where vehicles must stop to allow people to cross; pedestrian crossing (British)

Paso de Zebra
crossword (puzzle) noun

a square word-puzzle in which the blanks in a pattern of blank and solid checks are to be filled with words reading across and down, the words being found from clues.

cross one’s fingers

to place a finger across the one next to it, for good luck.

cruzar los dedos
cross out phrasal verb

to draw a line through

He crossed out all her mistakes.

(Translation of “cross” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)