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  Words related to cross

Related / Similar Words: hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing, hybrid, crossbreed, crisscross, mark, crown of thorns, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed, traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across, intersect, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk, span, sweep, crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered

 

Definition:
  • (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids;
  • 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";
  • a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry;
  • a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece;
  • marking consisting of crossing lines;
  • any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns";
  • 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";
  • trace a line through or across; "cross your `t''";
  • travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day";
  • meet and pass; "the trains crossed";
  • fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs";
  • meet at a point;
  • hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent";
  • 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";
  • perversely irritable;

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    See Also: double cross

     

    Hyponyms: dihybrid cross, monohybrid cross, reciprocal cross, reciprocal, testcross, test-cross, crossbred, dihybrid, monohybrid, Calvary cross, cross of Calvary, Celtic cross, crucifix, rood, rood-tree, Greek cross, Jerusalem cross, Latin cross, Lorraine cross, cross of Lorraine, Maltese cross, papal cross, patriarchal cross, St. Andrew's cross, saltire, tau cross, St. Anthony's cross, tramp, stride, walk, crisscross, ford, bridge, jaywalk, drive, take, course, hop, decussate, disappoint, let down, dash, short-circuit, ruin

     

    Derivational Morphology: crossbreed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed, score, mark, nock, crisscross, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk, miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding, hybridization, hybridisation, crossing, hybridizing, hybrid, crosswalk, crossover, path, track, course, traversal, traverse, traverser, intersection, crossroad, crossway, carrefour, frustration, defeat, thwarting, foiling, crown of thorns, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwarter, sweep, expanse, span

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: kryq   Bosnian: krst  
    Catalan: creu   Croatian: križ  
    Dutch: kruis and oversteken   Esperanto: kruco  
    Estonian: rist   Finnish: risti and ylittää  
    French: croix and traverser   German: Kreuz and kreuzen  
    Greek: σταυρός   Hungarian: kereszt  
    Icelandic: kross   Italian: attraversare and croce  
    Japanese: 渡る   Korean: 건너다  
    Latin: crux   Latvian: krusts  
    Malayalam: കടക്കുക and കുരിശ്   Norwegian: kors and kryss and krysse  
    Polish: krzyż   Russian: крест and пересекать  
    Spanish: atravesar and cruz   Swedish: kors and korsa and korset  
    Telugu: దాటు   Ukrainian: розп'яття and хрест  
     
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