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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
cross-winds cross-pieces.
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.
(Definition of cross from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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