Spanish translation of “cross”
cross 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
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
cross-winds cross-pieces. › of mixed variety
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
This bird is a crossbreed between blue and white peacocks. crossbred adjective ›
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 ›
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
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)
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.
crossroads noun singular › a place where two or more roads cross or meet
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.
› 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.