1 mark made by drawing one line across another
draw, put

I've put a cross on the map to show where the hotel is.

2 Christian symbol
gold, silver, stone, wooden

She wore a gold cross on a chain around her neck.

The grave was marked with a stone cross.

market (esp. in the UK)
on the cross

a painting of Christ on the cross

(make) the sign of the cross

The priest blessed her, and made the sign of the cross over her.

3 in football/soccer or hockey
deep, low, perfect
cross by, cross from

a deep cross from Reed

quickly, slowly
safely, successfully

Children must be taught to cross the road safely.

back, over

Let's cross over now while the road is clear.

try to

They were arrested trying to cross the border.

from, into

They crossed from the States into Canada.


We crossed over the river into Sweden.

Cross is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bridge, ↑expression, ↑ferry, ↑flicker, ↑footpath, ↑frown, ↑letter, ↑pipeline, ↑road, ↑route, ↑smile, ↑smirk, ↑trail, ↑troops
Cross is used with these nouns as the object: ↑airspace, ↑arm, ↑ball, ↑barrier, ↑border, ↑boundary, ↑bow, ↑bridge, ↑chasm, ↑continent, ↑creek, ↑desert, ↑desk, ↑distance, ↑divide, ↑equator, ↑face, ↑freeway, ↑frontier, ↑ground, ↑lake, ↑leg, ↑limit, ↑mind, ↑mountain, ↑ocean, ↑pass, ↑path, ↑plain, ↑prairie, ↑river, ↑road, ↑room, ↑sea, ↑stream, ↑street, ↑sword, ↑terrain, ↑threshold, ↑track, ↑yard
adj. (esp. BrE)
be, feel, look, seem, sound
become, get

I'm going to get very cross before long.

make sb

It really makes me cross to see people dropping litter in the street.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.

Are you still cross about me forgetting the flowers?


She was very cross at the way she'd been treated.


She was very cross with him for being late.

Cross is used with these nouns: ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • cross — [ krɔs ] n. m. • 1892; de cross country 1 ♦ Course à pied en terrain varié et difficile, avec des obstacles. Faire du cross. Champion de cross. ♢ Épreuve disputée sur un tel parcours. Disputer les cross de la saison. Fam. Parcours fait en courant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cross — (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross — (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise}, {Crux}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross — [krôs, kräs] n. [< ME cros & crois; cros < OE cros & ON kross, both < OIr cros < L crux (gen. crucis), a cross < IE * kreuk , extension of base * (s)ker , to turn, bend > L curvus; ME crois < OFr < L crux] 1. an upright… …   English World dictionary

  • Cross — (engl. = Kreuz) steht für: einen Familiennamen; Namensträger siehe Cross (Familienname) Cross (Boxen), eine Schlagtechnik beim Boxen Cross, beim Tennis ein diagonal geschlagener Ball The Cross, eine britische Band Crossrad ein Zwischen oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cross — ► NOUN 1) a mark, object, or figure formed by two short intersecting lines or pieces (+ or x). 2) an upright post with a transverse bar, as used in antiquity for crucifixion. 3) a cross shaped decoration awarded for bravery or indicating rank in… …   English terms dictionary

  • cross — cross·abil·i·ty; cross·able; cross·ette; cross·ite; cross·jack; cross·ly; cross·ness; cross·tie; cross·ways; cross·word·er; re·cross; un·cross; au·to·cross; cross·court; mo·to·cross; criss·cross; cross·er; in·ter·cross; poly·cross; cross·tied; …   English syllables

  • cross — I (disagree with) verb act in opposition to, argue, be opposed to, collide, conflict with, confront, confute, contend, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, debate, defy, dispute, gainsay, homini obsistere, make a stand against, neutralize …   Law dictionary

  • Cross — Cross, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crossed} (kr[o^]st; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crossing}.] 1. To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • — Type Private Founded Vienna, Austria Founder Andreas Kisslinger Stefan Jager Headquarters …   Wikipedia

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