• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cruciform shaped like a cross
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cruciform Cross-shaped; Bot having four parts arranged in the form of a cross.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cruciform Cross-shaped; cruciate; disposed in the form of a cross: as, in anatomy, the cruciform ligament of the atlas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cruciform in the form of a cross
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. crux, crucis, cress + -form,: cf. F. cruciforme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crucifier—L. crucifigĕre, crucifixumcrux, and figĕre, to fix.


In literature:

The panels of the cruciform font were put together in 1527-1533 by Archbishop Andrea Cornelio, and probably came from the cathedral.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The church is cruciform, lacking a central tower, but having a Perpendicular tower at the west end.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
St. Reinhold's is the chief, and is a cruciform edifice of more than ordinary proportions.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The general plan of the building is Roman cruciform, with a semicircular apse composed of five chapels and an ambulatory behind the high altar.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
The cathedral as it stands is a fine cruciform building with a central tower, but it is incomplete.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Its cruciform parish church of St Mary the Virgin is Perpendicular of the 15th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
It is cruciform, and stands on the site of an ancient Pagan temple.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The cruciform church measured 276 ft. long by 160 ft. wide, and was a structure of singular beauty and splendour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The church of St. Andrew is cruciform with a lofty tower.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
This cruciform structure was dedicated to St. Andrew.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert

In poetry:

A corner draft fluttered the flame
And the white fever of temptation
Upswept its angel wings that cast
A cruciform shadow
"Winter Night" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

The gothic cruciform (Latin cross) church stands 270 feet long by 76 feet high is made mostly from Pennsylvania and Indiana limestone.
Russian Orthodox church es are built in a cruciform with the altar facing east.
It consists of a large cruciform-plan with an attached rear chapel.