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Definition of "cross" []

  • An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times. (noun)
  • The upright post with a transverse piece upon which Jesus was crucified. (noun)
  • A crucifix. (noun)
  • Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross. (noun)
  • A medal, emblem, or insignia in the form of a cross. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cross" in a sentence
  • "However, I love seeing the simple 'garden spider' / 'cross spider', the one that weaves beautiful webs in my garden and has a white cross pattern on its back."
  • "What makes you think anything about the cross dressing in 'cross and single speed MTB is ironic?"
  • "If we ask what the question is that the passage overall poses, or what the change is that needs to be taking place over the time of the passage's narration, it is about the move from desolation in the face of the cross (Jesus 'cross and the implicit demand for the disciple to carry the cross also) to confidence that the process is the work of love coming from and leading to the Father."