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English definition of “cross”

cross

noun     /krɒs/
WOOD [C] B1 two pieces of wood that cross each other, on which people were left to die as a punishment in the pastDeath penalties
SYMBOL [C] B1 an object in the shape of a cross, used as a symbol of the Christian religionSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbolsThe Bible - people, events and places
MARK [C] A1 a written mark (x), used for showing where something is, or that something that has been written is wrongPunctuationSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols
a cross between sth and sth a mixture of two different things or people: The dog is a cross between a terrier and a rottweiler.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
SPORT [C] a kick or hit of the ball across the field in sport, especially footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of cross noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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