crossroads

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crossroads a point where a choice must be made "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
    • n crossroads a community of people smaller than a village
    • n crossroads a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made "at that juncture he had no idea what to do","he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"
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Idioms

At the crossroads - If you're at a crossroads, you are a point where an important decision or choice has to be made.
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Usage

In literature:

If there were remnants he sold them out to some crossroads store.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
They hit skirmishers at a garrisoned crossroads, using Morton's field batteries to cut them a free path.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
But no word, no breath of intimation, had ruffled the serenity of the crossroads.
"The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
It had turned down over the hillside by the crossroad leading to the upper lodge.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Suppose we were to dash down this lane, we could go to the village and catch the others up at the crossroads.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
E. L. Senn promptly moved his paper to the nearest post office at a small crossroads station to continue the fight.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
He'd got lost, poor old duffer, among these inferior crossroads, and didn't know whether he was in China or Oklahoma.
"Rita" by Laura E. Richards
Well, here is the crossroad, so I must get off.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Waiting at crossroads or railway stations, they would look at us in that same quiet, observing manner we had noticed at Brest.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
A wagon-load of them passed our house yesterday and camped last night at the Crossroads.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
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In poetry:

A lion met America
in the road
they stared at each other
two figures on the crossroads in the desert.
"Making The Lion For All It's Got -- A Ballad" by Allen Ginsberg
The Crossroads
a place where ghosts
reside to whisper into
the ear of travellers &
interest them in their fate
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Morning at the beginning of the Frost-Moon of November,
The Inspector dons his glass outfit,
And makes a crossroad turn,
Where the autumn fountain stood.
Left alone, the inspector's turns an aggrieved one soon.
"Murder Case" by Sakutaro Hagiwara

In news:

Television news or, if you will, information programming has come to a crossroads.
MAHWAH — A woman was unharmed after her car fell off of the second story of a parking deck at the Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, Mahwah Patch reported.
Saying its schools are at the "most critical crossroads" in its history, Garfield Heights is planning to severely cut several school programs and shorten school days.
Playlists and Archives for Sinner 's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt.
A Life by John M Todd Crossroad, 396 pp.
Rufus Wakeman caught this chunky snook around one of the bridges near the Crossroads.
Crossroads GPS Redefines ' Social Welfare ' Political Action.
The shift in money is evident in a Republican group led by operatives including former George W Bush senior strategist Karl Rove, a group that includes both a super PAC, American Crossroads, and a social-welfare nonprofit, Crossroads GPS.
Crossroads Café and The Shack at William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif. 2012 Best in Class Reports.
At the tourist crossroads of Union Square Park, New York City shows its sense of history with a relic of the pop-culture past still proudly in use.
It's nowhere near an ocean, but plans are in the works to turn Prichard, an unincorporated crossroads in the mountains of West Virginia, into an international port.
Georgia Green Stamper will read from her new book "YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE from the crossroads of the world", (Wind Publications) at the Young at Heart Club, Crestwood Baptist Church, at noon, Thursday, July 17.
Two games into his ninth season as coach of the Carolina Panthers, John Fox clearly is at a crossroads.
Thomas Crossroads Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Tracie Gossett was named the Coweta County 2012 Teacher of the Year April 26 at a program hosted by the Coweta County Board of Education and the Newnan Pilot Club.
As 2006 begins, we seem to be at a not-completely-unfamiliar crossroads in the long history of the American imperial presidency.
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In science:

Figure 2: A crossroads with a vehicle driving forward, turning left and driving forward with an initial direction to the East.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
From this information, we already know how many ob jects will be needed to describe the accident: two static ob jects (a crossroads and a tree tree1 ), two dynamic ob jects (vehicleB and vehicleA) and finally two collisions.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
In Text A4, the origin is the center of the crossroads.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The first collision occurs in the crossroads, hence the coordinates will be close to the origin.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The formalism considers four different configurations: straightroad, crossroads, turn left, and turn right.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
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