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Synonyms for cross
krɔs, krɒscross

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. crossadjective

    Synonyms:
    antipodal, contrarily, opposed, reverse

  2. crossnoun

    Synonyms:
    angry, annoyed, irritated

  3. crossverb

    To contradict (another) or frustrate the plans of.

    She was rather cross about missing her train on the first day of the job.

    Synonyms:
    True Cross

  4. crossnoun

    to cross-fertilize or crossbreed.

    They managed to cross a sheep with a goat.

    Synonyms:
    cross-fertilize, crossbreed

  5. crossverb

    To pass the ball from one side of the pitch to the other side.

    He crossed the ball into the penalty area.

    Synonyms:
    hybrid

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cross

    Synonyms:
    ill-tempered, fretful, illhumored, crusty, peevish, pettish, snarling, snappish, spleeny, splenetic, petulant, fractious

    Antonyms:
    amiable, good-tempered, goodhumored, blithesome, genial

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. crossnoun

    a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

    Synonyms:
    crossing, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossbreed, crown of thorns, crisscross, hybridization, hybrid, interbreeding, mark, hybridizing

    Antonyms:
    lengthways, lengthwise, good-natured, uncross

  2. crisscross, cross, marknoun

    a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

    Synonyms:
    hybridisation, marking, interbreeding, mark, sucker, hybridizing, crossbreeding, bell ringer, target, crisscross, print, fall guy, mug, scar, score, sign, brand, grade, chump, stigma, home run, hybridization, scratch, gull, crown of thorns, patsy, fool, marker, scrape, crossing, crossbreed, stain, bull's eye, hybrid, soft touch

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, good-natured, lengthways, uncross

  3. Crossnoun

    a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

    Synonyms:
    crossing, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossbreed, crown of thorns, crisscross, hybridization, hybrid, interbreeding, mark, hybridizing

    Antonyms:
    lengthways, good-natured, lengthwise, uncross

  4. cross, crown of thornsnoun

    any affliction that causes great suffering

    "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

    Synonyms:
    crossing, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossbreed, crown of thorns, crisscross, hybridization, hybrid, interbreeding, mark, hybridizing

    Antonyms:
    lengthways, lengthwise, good-natured, uncross

  5. hybrid, crossbreed, crossnoun

    (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

    "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

    Synonyms:
    crossing, hybridisation, loanblend, crossbreed, loan-blend, crown of thorns, crisscross, hybridization, hybrid, interbreeding, mark, hybridizing, crossbreeding

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, good-natured, lengthways, uncross

  6. hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizingadjective

    (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

    Synonyms:
    hybridisation, crossing, crossroad, ford, crossbreed, intersection, mark, crisscross, hybrid, carrefour, crossbreeding, hybridization, crossover, crossway, hybridizing, miscegenation, interbreeding, crown of thorns, crosswalk

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, lengthways, lengthwise, uncross

  7. cross(a), transverse, transversal, thwartwiseadjective

    extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

    "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"

    Antonyms:
    lengthways, lengthwise, good-natured, uncross

  8. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-temperedverb

    annoyed and irritable

    Synonyms:
    transversal, picky, particular, bad-tempered, busy, cross(a), transverse, finicky, grumpy, grouchy, finical, crabby, crabbed, fussy, thwartwise, ill-tempered

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, lengthways, lengthwise, uncross

  9. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrossverb

    travel across or pass over

    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

    Synonyms:
    pass across, sweep, chase after, overcompensate, handle, cut through, deal, shroud, continue, come home, span, comprehend, embrace, hybridize, interbreed, encompass, cut across, address, give chase, get over, spoil, get well, surmount, go after, crosscut, pass through, plow, skip over, intersect, put over, tail, insure, brood, foil, penetrate, tag, master, trail, get through, click, report, transit, wipe, hide, frustrate, sink in, scotch, bounce back, overcome, compensate, breed, traverse, underwrite, chase, move through, subdue, baffle, pass over, spread over, enshroud, jump, overlay, skip, overfly, track, cover, extend, wrap up, cover up, deny, incubate, crossbreed, dawn, thwart, bilk, get across, treat, hybridise, dog, hatch, fall into place

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, lengthwise, lengthways, uncross

  10. intersect, crossverb

    meet at a point

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, foil, spoil, cut through, crossbreed, cover, cut across, bilk, hybridize, intersect, hybridise, pass over, baffle, sweep, scotch, track, interbreed, thwart, span, get across, get over, traverse

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, lengthways, good-natured, uncross

  11. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, good-natured, lengthways, uncross

  12. crossverb

    fold so as to resemble a cross

    "she crossed her legs"

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, foil, spoil, cut through, crossbreed, cover, cut across, bilk, hybridize, hybridise, pass over, intersect, baffle, sweep, scotch, track, interbreed, thwart, span, get across, get over, traverse

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, good-natured, lengthways, uncross

  13. cross, traverse, span, sweepverb

    to cover or extend over an area or time period

    "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

    Synonyms:
    sail, cut through, get over, scotch, swing out, frustrate, spoil, cut across, foil, drag, sweep up, span, hybridize, brush, thwart, tangle, crossbreed, baffle, sweep, intersect, traverse, broom, pass over, swing, drag in, cover, hybridise, get across, deny, embroil, bilk, track, interbreed

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, good-natured, lengthways, uncross

  14. crossverb

    meet and pass

    "the trains crossed"

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, foil, spoil, cut through, crossbreed, cover, cut across, bilk, hybridize, hybridise, pass over, intersect, baffle, sweep, scotch, track, interbreed, thwart, span, get across, get over, traverse

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, good-natured, lengthways, uncross

  15. crossverb

    trace a line through or across

    "cross your `t'"

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, foil, spoil, cut through, crossbreed, cover, cut across, bilk, hybridize, hybridise, pass over, intersect, baffle, sweep, scotch, track, interbreed, thwart, span, get across, get over, traverse

    Antonyms:
    lengthways, good-natured, lengthwise, uncross

  16. crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreedverb

    breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

    "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

    Synonyms:
    traverse, frustrate, hybridise, spoil, cut through, sweep, cover, cut across, bilk, hybridize, pass over, intersect, baffle, foil, scotch, track, crossbreed, thwart, span, get across, get over, interbreed

    Antonyms:
    lengthwise, lengthways, good-natured, uncross

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. crossnoun

    Synonyms:
    gibbet (made of pieces of wood placed transversely)

  2. crossnoun

    Synonyms:
    [With The prefixed.] gospel, christian doctrine, christian religion, divine revelation

  3. crossnoun

    Synonyms:
    trial, vexation, trouble, affliction, misfortune

  4. crossnoun

    Synonyms:
    intermixture (of blood in races)

  5. crossadjective

    Synonyms:
    transverse, lying athwart

  6. crossadjective

    Synonyms:
    fretful, peevish, petulant, pettish, snappish, waspish, touchy, testy, crusty, churlish, crabbed, captious, ill-natured, froward, morose, sulky, sullen, spleeny, surly, cynical, snarling, sour, GROUTY, ill-tempered, out of humor, out of temper

  7. crossverb

    Synonyms:
    put across, put athwart

  8. crossverb

    Synonyms:
    mark with a line or lines across

  9. crossverb

    Synonyms:
    traverse, pass over, go over

  10. crossverb

    Synonyms:
    thwart, hinder, obstruct, interfere with

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How to use cross in a sentence?

  1. Fox News:

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  2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    It's a border over which logistics for ISIL and the fighters cross, so we're looking for them to do more in that regard as well and are in active discussions with them about that.

  3. Michael Fallon:

    A training team of some 20 troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade is now moving to Tunisia to help to counter illegal cross-border movement from Libya in support of the Tunisian authorities.

  4. Amesh Adalja:

    It does appear in this study that there is a significant proportion of individuals that have this cross-reactive T cell immunity from other coronavirus infections that may have some impact on how they fare with the novel coronavirus. I think the big question is trying to jump from the fact that they have these T cells to understanding what the role of those T cells might be.

  5. Matt Stanley:

    Yahoo was great as an aggregator for all commodity participants so I think any cross-broking from one messenger platform may mean people use the old friend – the phone, so in some kind of ironic way, you may see stronger relationships formed now people have to interact the old-school way.


Translations for cross

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  • صَليب, صليب, عبر, تعبرArabic
  • хъанчAvaric
  • xaçAzerbaijani
  • суҡыныу, тәреBashkir
  • крыжBelarusian
  • кръст, кръстоска, центриране, противоположен, напречен, разпя́тие, кръстене, пресичам, противодействам, препятствам, кръстя се, кръстосвамBulgarian
  • creuCatalan, Valencian
  • kříženec, kříž, přecházet, přejetCzech
  • krydsDanish
  • Kreuz, Kreuzung, böse, gegenüber, quer, Kreuzzeichen, verärgert, entgegengesetzt, Flanke, hintergehen, bekreuzigen, ankreuzen, kreuzen, konterkarieren, überquerenGerman
  • εγκάρσιος, σταυρός, θυμωμένος, υβρίδιο, περνώ απέναντι, σταυροκοπιέμαι, διασταυρώνωGreek
  • kruca, kruco, kruci, krucigi, krucmarki, transiriEsperanto
  • enfadado, de través, cruz, contrario, atravesado, cruce, aspa, transversal, cruzar, marcar, atravesar, santiguarse, persignarse, pasarSpanish
  • ristEstonian
  • خاج, صلیب, چلیپا, عرض چیزی را طی کردنPersian
  • risti, rasti, ristinpuu, ristinmerkki, vihainen, vastakkainen, risteymä, poikittainen, ärtynyt, käänteinen, poikittaissuuntainen, poikki, sekaantua, tehdä, ylittää, mennä, ristetä, astua tielle, risteyttää, rastittaa, yliFinnish
  • krossurFaroese
  • contraire, transversal, croix, signe de croix, transversale, fâché, contrarié, traverser, croiser, faire le signe de croix, contrecarrer, déjouerFrench
  • cros, crois, téigh trasna, crosáilIrish
  • crois, crostaScottish Gaelic
  • cruzGalician
  • צְלָבHebrew
  • नाराज़, सलीबHindi
  • kereszt, átmegy, áthalad, keresztet vet, keresztez, átkelHungarian
  • խաչ, խաչակնքում, հիբրիդ, խաչափայտArmenian
  • krossIcelandic
  • croce, incrocio, diagonale, irritato, arrabbiato, ostacolare, attraversare, intralciareItalian
  • 十字, 十字架, クロス, ×印を付ける, 渡る, 十字を切るJapanese
  • ჯვარიGeorgian
  • крестKazakh
  • 십자, 십자가, 건너다Korean
  • خاچ, xaç, په‌ڕاندنKurdish
  • крестKyrgyz
  • crux, transireLatin
  • ກາກະບາດLao
  • kryžiusLithuanian
  • krustsLatvian
  • распетие, крстење, крст, пресекува, крсти, преминува, преодува, вкрстува, прекрстуваMacedonian
  • കുരിശ്, വിഷമ സ്ഥിതി, കടക്കുകMalayalam
  • silang, salibMalay
  • လက်ဝါးကပ်တိုင်Burmese
  • geërgerde, kruis, geërgerd, tegenwerkende, kruisteken, tegenwerkend, doorkruisen, oversteken, kruisenDutch
  • kryss, kors, krysseNorwegian
  • ałnáʼázdzohNavajo, Navaho
  • дзуарOssetian, Ossetic
  • krzyż, znakPolish
  • oposto, atravessado, cruz, transversal, cruzado, irritado, cruzamento, sinal da cruz, cruza, persignar-se, atravessar, opor, cruzarPortuguese
  • chimpayQuechua
  • cruce, închina, cruciRomanian
  • крест, кре́стное знаме́ние, по́месь, распя́тие, противоположный, гибри́д, попepeчный, сердитый, пepeкpёcтный, пересекать, пересечь, перейти, креститься, скрестить, переходить, перекреститься, скрещиватьRussian
  • križ, krst, криж, крст, znak križaSerbo-Croatian
  • krížSlovak
  • križ, križanec, prečkati, se prekrižatiSlovene
  • kryqAlbanian
  • arg, hybrid, mellanting, krossboll, kors, plåga, blandning, ond, korsning, korsningsprodukt, korset, inlägg, kryss, korstecken, lidande, sur, kryssa, gå, vägen, korsa, förhindra, korstecknet, gäcka, göraSwedish
  • misalaba, msalaba, ishara ya misalabaSwahili
  • கடந்துTamil
  • శిలువ, సంకరము, దాటుTelugu
  • салибTajik
  • กากบาทThai
  • haçTurkmen
  • çarpı, haç, çarmıh, istavroz, çapraz, karşı, karşısında, geçmekTurkish
  • хачTatar
  • хрест, розп'яття, хресне знаменняUkrainian
  • صلیب, ناراضUrdu
  • krestUzbek
  • chữ thậpVietnamese
  • קרייַזYiddish
  • 交叉Chinese

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