crossing definition

  • noun:
    • The act or action of crossing.
    • somewhere where roads, lines, or paths intersect; an intersection.
    • a location of which a river, railroad, or highway, for instance, is entered: a railroad crossing; a pedestrian crossing.
    • The intersection associated with nave and transept in a cruciform chapel.
    • An intersection in which roads, outlines, or tracks mix
    • a location where a river, railroad, or highway are crossed
    • A voyage across a body of water
    • The volume created by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; usually with a tower or cupola over it
    • The act through which such a thing is entered.
    • The act of making the hallmark of the mix.
    • The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.
    • Intersection, as of two paths or roads.
    • a spot in which everything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street, or a set of marks next door pavement showing that this is a designated place for pedestrians to get across.
    • Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.
    • The act of passing around one thing: since, the crossing of the Atlantic.
    • Intersection: since, the crossing of bars in latticework.
    • The place at which a road, ravine, mountain, river, etc., is or may be crossed or passed over: as, the crossings of streets.
    • In railroads, the necessary arrangement of rails to create a communication from track-way to the other.
    • The work of opposing or thwarting; contradiction.
    • The act of creating the hallmark of the cross: as, with many protestations and crossings.
    • The act or means of cross-breeding or cross-fertilizing: hybridization.
    • taking a trip across
    • a path (frequently marked) where anything (as a street or railway) may be entered for from a single part to the other
    • a shallow area in a stream which can be forded
    • a voyage across a body of liquid (usually throughout the Atlantic Ocean)
    • a junction where one street or roadway crosses another
    • a spot where two outlines (routes or arcs etc.) intersect
    • (genetics) the act of blending different species or kinds of creatures or plants and therefore to produce hybrids
  • adjective:
    • Extending or lying all-around; in a crosswise course.

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