What is cross?

  • (noun): A cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally; if they run obliquely, the design is technically termed a saltire, although the arms of a saltire need not meet at right angles.

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Kurt Masur - Awards
... Masur has received numerous honors In 1995, he received the Cross of the Order of Merits of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1996 he received the Gold Medal of Honor for Music from the National Arts Club in ...
Charing Cross - Transport and Locale
... Covent Garden Kingsway The Mall Strand Charing Cross Whitehall London Waterloo South Bank Nearest stations To the east of the Charing Cross road junction is Charing ... The nearest London Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment ...
Charing Cross
... Charing Cross (/ˌtʃærɨŋ ˈkrɒs/) denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London ... It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini ... Charing Cross is named after the now demolished Eleanor cross that stood there, in what was once the hamlet of Charing ...
Other Noteworthy Crosses
... Crux, or the Southern Cross, is a cross-shaped constellation in the Southern Hemisphere ... The tallest cross, at 152.4 metres high, is part of Francisco Franco's monumental "Valley of the Fallen", the Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos in Spain ... A cross at the junction of Interstates 57 and 70 in Effingham, Illinois, is purportedly the tallest in the United States, at 198 feet (60.3 m) tall ...
Charing Cross - History - Replacement
1864, fronted on the Strand with the Charing Cross Hotel ... In 1865, a replacement cross was commissioned from E ... The Cross rises 70 feet (21 m) in three main stages on an octagonal plan, surmounted by a spire and cross ...

More definitions of "cross":

  • (verb): Trace a line through or across.
    Example: "Cross your 't'"
  • (adj): Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.
    Example: "Cross members should be all steel"
    Synonyms: transverse, transversal, thwartwise
  • (verb): To cover or extend over an area or time period.
    Synonyms: traverse, span, sweep
  • (noun): Any affliction that causes great suffering.
    Example: "That is his cross to bear"
    Synonyms: crown of thorns
  • (verb): Meet and pass.
    Example: "The trains crossed"
  • (noun): A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.
  • (noun): Marking consisting of crossing lines.
    Synonyms: crisscross, mark
  • (verb): Meet at a point.
    Synonyms: intersect
  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
    Synonyms: hybrid, crossbreed
  • (verb): Fold so as to resemble a cross.
    Example: "She crossed her legs"

Famous quotes containing the word cross:

    Expecting me to grovel,
    she carefully covers both feet
    with the hem of her skirt.
    She pretends to hide
    a coming smile
    and won’t look straight at me.
    When I talk to her,
    she chats with her friend
    in cross tones.
    Even this slim girl’s rising anger
    delights me,
    let alone her deep love.
    Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)

    In Russia there is an emigration of intelligence: émigrés cross the frontier in order to read and to write good books. But in doing so they contribute to making their fatherland, abandoned by spirit, into the gaping jaws of Asia that would like to swallow our little Europe.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    He is asleep. He knows no longer the fatigue of the work of deciding, the work to finish. He sleeps, he has no longer to strain, to force himself, to require of himself that which he cannot do. He no longer bears the cross of that interior life which proscribes rest, distraction, weaknesshe sleeps and thinks no longer, he has no more duties or chores, no, no, and I, old and tired, oh! I envy that he sleeps and will soon die.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)