A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally; if they run obliquely, the design is technically termed a saltire, although the arms of a saltire need not meet at right angles.
The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and has been used by many religions, most notably Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (Chevalier, 1997) or cardinal points, or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line (Koch, 1955).
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... Charing Cross (/ˌtʃærɨŋ ˈkrɒs/) denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London ... It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini ... Charing Cross is named after the now demolished Eleanor cross that stood there, in what was once the hamlet of Charing ...
... Crux, or the Southern Cross, is a cross-shaped constellation in the Southern Hemisphere ... The tallest cross, at 152.4 metres high, is part of Francisco Franco's monumental "Valley of the Fallen", the Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle ... A cross at the junction of Interstates 57 and 70 in Effingham, Illinois, is purportedly the tallest in the United States, at 198 feet (60.3 m) tall ...
... numerous honors In 1995, he received the Cross of the Order of Merits of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1996 he received the Gold Medal of Honor for Music from the National Arts Club in 1997 he ...
... Covent Garden Kingsway The Mall Strand Charing Cross Whitehall London Waterloo South Bank Nearest stations To the east of the Charing Cross road junction is Charing Cross railway ... The nearest London Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment ...
... fronted on the Strand with the Charing Cross Hotel ... In 1865, a replacement cross was commissioned from E ... The Cross rises 70 feet (21 m) in three main stages on an octagonal plan, surmounted by a spire and cross ...
Famous quotes containing the word cross:
“Although its growth may seem to have been slow, it is to be remembered that it is not a shrub, or plant, to shoot up in the summer and wither in the frosts. The Red Cross is a part of usit has come to stayand like the sturdy oak, its spreading branches shall yet encompass and shelter the relief of the nation.”
—Clara Barton (18211912)
“Id take off all my clothes
& cross the damp cold lawn & down the bluff
into the terrible water & walk forever
under it out toward the island.”
—John Berryman (19141972)
“There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
Such is the cross I wear upon my breast
These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes
And seasons, changeless since the day she died.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18091882)