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Definition of "crossing" []

  • The act or action of crossing. (noun)
  • A place at which roads, lines, or tracks intersect; an intersection. (noun)
  • A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed: a railroad crossing; a pedestrian crossing. (noun)
  • The intersection of the nave and transept in a cruciform church. (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 "crossing" in a sentence
  • "The term crossing is sometimes used in a much more restricted sense, as in the remark of Mr. Boswell in his essay quoted on page 69 where he says, "When I praise the advantage of crossing I would have it clearly understood that it is only to bring together animals _not nearly related_ but always of _the same breed_.""
  • "He wants to aggressively grab the most interesting software technology the labs is working on and herd it as quickly as possible into new products if it shows potential -- what he calls crossing the chasm from applications to products."
  • "All vendors have their R&D teams, but Shockley aims for driving out the time it takes to go from idea to product, what he calls crossing the chasm."