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Synonyms for cross
krɔs, krɒs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cross(noun)

    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, mark(noun)

    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. Cross(noun)

    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 thorns(noun)

    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, cross(noun)

    (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, hybridizing(adj)

    (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, thwartwise(adj)

    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-tempered(verb)

    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 across(verb)

    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, cross(verb)

    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, bilk(verb)

    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. cross(verb)

    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, sweep(verb)

    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. cross(verb)

    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. cross(verb)

    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, interbreed(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. cross(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    reverse, opposed, contrarily, antipodal

  2. cross(noun)

    Synonyms:
    irritated, annoyed, angry

  3. cross(verb)

    Bad-tempered, angry, annoyed.

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

    Synonyms:
    True Cross

  4. cross(noun)

    to cross-fertilize or crossbreed.

    They managed to cross a sheep with a goat.

    Synonyms:
    crossbreed, cross-fertilize

  5. cross(verb)

    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 Antonyms

  1. cross

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cross(n.)

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

  2. cross(n.)

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

  3. cross(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trial, vexation, trouble, affliction, misfortune

  4. cross(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intermixture (of blood in races)

  5. cross(a.)

    Synonyms:
    transverse, lying athwart

  6. cross(a.)

    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. cross(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put across, put athwart

  8. cross(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mark with a line or lines across

  9. cross(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    traverse, pass over, go over

  10. cross(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    thwart, hinder, obstruct, interfere with

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How to use cross in a sentence?

  1. Gina Ford:

    We wanted to give pedestrians a way to travel along the river without needing to cross a street.

  2. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu:

    Everywhere Red Cross disaster teams look, homes, roads and infrastructure have been submerged, red Cross disaster teams're doing Red Cross disaster teams best to get immediate relief to people by boat, by air and on land, including food, safe water, tarpaulins and other essentials.

  3. Virginia Woolf:

    I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.

  4. Peter McWilliams:

    Crises bring out the best in people—and the worst. They also bring out the best people—and the worst. What can one say about ignorant, arrogant, politically active people who say things like, AIDS is God's curse upon homosexuals? I can remember the words of Jesus: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do, but then I remember Jesus said that moments after he was nailed to the cross.

  5. David Letterman:

    We were in some helicopters. What we didn’t know was, we were north of the invasion. We were the northernmost Americans in Iraq, we were going to drop some bridge portions across the Euphrates so the Third Infantry could cross on them. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47.

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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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