Cross

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).

Read more about CrossEtymology, History, As Markings, In Heraldry, In Flags, As A Design Element, Other Noteworthy Crosses

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Charing Cross - History - Replacement
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Charing Cross - Transport and Locale
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Kurt Masur - Awards
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Charing Cross
... Charing Cross (/ˌtʃærɨŋ ˈkrɒs/) denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word cross:

    The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    She remembered home as a place where there were always too many children, a cross man and work piling up around a sick woman.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    When the cross blue lightning seemed to open
    The breast of heaven, I did present myself
    Even in the aim and very flash of it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)