What is 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.

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Charing Cross - History - Replacement
... opened in 1864, 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 ...
Charing Cross - Transport and Locale
... Square 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 station ... The nearest London Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment ...
Charing Cross
... Charing Cross (/ˌtʃærɨŋ ˈkrɒs/) denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London ... 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 ...
Kurt Masur - Awards
... 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 ...
Other Noteworthy Crosses
... 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 de los Caidos in ... 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 ...

More definitions of "cross":

  • (noun): Any affliction that causes great suffering.
    Example: "That is his cross to bear"
    Synonyms: crown of thorns
  • (verb): To cover or extend over an area or time period.
    Synonyms: traverse, span, sweep
  • (noun): An organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species.
    Example: "A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
    Synonyms: hybrid, crossbreed
  • (verb): Meet and pass.
    Example: "The trains crossed"
  • (verb): Trace a line through or across.
    Example: "Cross your 't'"
  • (noun): A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.
  • (verb): Fold so as to resemble a cross.
    Example: "She crossed her legs"
  • (verb): Meet at a point.
    Synonyms: intersect
  • (noun): A cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry.
  • (noun): Marking consisting of crossing lines.
    Synonyms: crisscross, mark
  • (adj): Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.
    Example: "Cross members should be all steel"
    Synonyms: transverse, transversal, thwartwise

Famous quotes containing the word cross:

    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 (1809–1882)

    As I was going by Charing Cross,
    I saw a black man upon a black horse;
    They told me it was King Charles the First—
    —Unknown. As I was going by Charing Cross (l. 1–3)

    Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death ... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)