• WordNet 3.6
    • adj crossed placed crosswise "spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers","crossed forks","seated with arms across"
    • adj crossed (of a check) marked for deposit only as indicated by having two lines drawn across it
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Additional illustrations & photos:

By Slipshoe Lane to the Red Cross Inn, Reigate By Slipshoe Lane to the Red Cross Inn, Reigate
7 Spliced for cross strain 7 Spliced for cross strain
14 Cross lap 14 Cross lap
Cross-roads and gesture sign. Mexican pictograph Cross-roads and gesture sign. Mexican pictograph
Showing a partial view of the cross vaults Showing a partial view of the cross vaults
Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes
The Golden Cross The Golden Cross
Descent from the Cross Descent from the Cross

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
    • crossed Made or put in the shape of a cross; bearing a cross. Specifically— In heraldry, borne crosswise or in cross, or forming a cross: said of charges.
    • crossed Marked by a line drawn across; canceled; erased: generally with out.
    • crossed Placed or laid across or crosswise: as, crossed arms.
    • crossed Thwarted; opposed; obstructed; counteracted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds
    • adj Crossed marked by a line drawn crosswise, often denoting cancellation: folded: cruciate
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  • Eli Cass
    Eli Cass
    “The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.”
  • Billy Graham
    “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, I love you.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.”
  • William Penn
    “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    “If I had some idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?”


At cross purposes - When people are at cross purposes, they misunderstand each other or have different or opposing objectives.
Cross my heart and hope to die - People say this to show how sincere their promise is.
Cross swords - When people cross swords, they argue or dispute. This expression is used when some groups accuse each other for non-adherence to norms. Actually no sword is used but the tempo of the argument is high enough to cause worsening of the already bad situation. It is a tussle (vehement struggle without use of arms) between the parties to establish supremacy.
Cross that bridge when you come to it - If you will cross that bridge when you come to it, you will deal with a problem when it arises, but not until that point
Cross to bear - If someone has a cross to bear, they have a heavy burden of responsibility or a problem that they alone must cope with.
Crossing the Rubicon - When you are crossing the Rubicon, you are passing a point of no return. After you do this thing, there is no way of turning around. The only way left is forward.
Dot all the i's and cross all the t's - If you dot all the i's and cross all the t's, you do something very carefully and thoroughly.
Get your wires crossed - If people get their wires cross, they misunderstand each other, especially when making arrangements. ('Get your lines crossed' is also used.)
I'll cross that road when I come to it - I'll think about something just when it happens, not in advance.
Keep your fingers crossed - If you are keeping your fingers crossed, you are hoping for a positive outcome.


In literature:

They were invited to the Palace as Red Cross nurses, they must therefore wear their Red Cross uniforms.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
At La Crosse we hired both ferries and took all day to cross.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
A bridge was being spanned to cross the dangerous cold and swift waters of the Kali.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The sergeant-major had crossed the bridge.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
A large wooden cross stood in front of it, upon which birds had built their nests.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A good story goes in connection with this piece of history of the little Red Cross hospital on Troitsky near Olga barracks.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
That it is by no means always the same in degree in the first cross and in the hybrids produced {260} from this cross.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Having crossed the mountains, the fur countries extend westward to the Pacific.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
At the crossing of a stream Carlos could detect the prints of moccasins in the sand.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
We crossed many rivers, fording some, and floating our waggons over others that were deeper and wider.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

I met a child upon the moor
A-wading down the heather;
She put her hand into my own,
We crossed the fields together.
"On The Moor" by Cale Young Rice
I that hewed and nailed my cross
Must bear it to its hill.
I must walk beneath the weight
And be still ... be still.
"If I Falter" by Edith Mirick
A Cross upon the windy hill,
And a Cross on either side,
Three skeletons that swing thereon,
Who had been crucified.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
O might I learn of thee to bear
Temptation, pain and loss!
Give me a heart inur'd to prayer,
And fitted to the cross.
"In Sickness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Who best can drink His cup of woe,
And triumph over pain,
Who patient bears His cross below--
He follows in His train.
"The Chosen Few" by Reginald Heber
Cometh a voice! Kneel down!
'Tis God's -- there is no fate --
He giveth the Cross and Crown,
He opens the jeweled gate.
"Inevitable" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Kelsey Lakowske, Boulder, reacts while crossing the finish line for a first place in the girls 5A race at the state cross country meet at Fossil Ridge High School in Ft. Collins on Saturday.
East Lyme's Ben Ostrowski crosses the finish line Saturday in the Wickham Park Invitationall Cross Country meet in Manchester.
La Crosse, WI – July 21, 2012 – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-11, 22-29 overall) scored first Saturday night once again but dropped to the La Crosse Loggers (8-8, 34-17 overall) for the second straight night, losing 5-2.
Nov 20, 2012 7:30 pm La Crosse Center in downtown La Crosse.
Ministerial Alliance to build three large crosses, crosses, witcher, tucumcari, christ, three, tall, alliance, large, symbolize, east.
Wanda and Henry Sandoz, who have looked over the Mojave Desert cross for nearly three decades, will get to watch the cross go back up on Veterans Day.
A note attached to a cross found in Northern California says it is the stolen cross, but the husband and wife who erected it in 1998 aren't so sure.
Directional horns at crossings will reduce train-whistle blares by Martha Quetsch ELBURNâ€Wayside horn installation is expected to begin at Elburn’s two downtown freight train crossings Monday, June 29, village officials said.
The Northern Cross is not as famous as its counterpart – the Southern Cross – visible from the southern hemisphere.
Nevertheless, the Northern Cross also looks like a cross.
"Both Med Cross and Heritage shot 19 under par , 53," said Shiffert, "but Med Cross won on a scorecard tiebreaker.".
It was a near banner day for the varsity cross country girls at the Oakland County Cross Country championships at Kensington Metropark on Saturday, Oct 8.
MOUNT VERNON — When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross is there to provide relief, and Knox County Red Cross volunteers are among the first responders.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. Crossings (243-213-95, seedless 232-194-95, seeded 11-19-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally.
The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States.

In science:

Another characterization of a non-crossing partition is the following recursive description: π ∈ P (S ) is non-crossing if at least one of the blocks of π , say V , is an interval (i.e., consists of consecutive numbers) and if π\V is a non-crossing partition of S \V .
A noncommutative de Finetti theorem: Invariance under quantum permutations is equivalent to freeness with amalgamation
There are two types of crossings. A real crossing is a crossing where one arc is specified to be over-crossing and the other under-crossing. A virtual crossing is a crossing where no over or under crossing information is specified.
On tabulating virtual strings
Any crossings in the image that correspond to crossings on S are called real crossings.
On tabulating virtual strings
Because we have a base point, we can classify crossings into types depending on the direction which the second arc going through the crossing crosses the first.
On tabulating virtual strings
We define b(g , h) to be equal to the number of real crossings for which hc crosses gc from right to left minus the number of real crossings for which hc crosses gc from left to right.
On tabulating virtual strings