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 (/ˌtʃærɨŋ ˈkrɒs/) denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London ... 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 ...
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 ...
... 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 situated on the Strand ... The nearest London Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... received 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 ...
More definitions of "cross":
- (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): Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
Synonyms: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk
- (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
- (adj): Perversely irritable.
Synonyms: crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered
- (noun): A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.
- (noun): (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
Synonyms: hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding, hybridizing
- (verb): Travel across or pass over.
Synonyms: traverse, track, cover, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
- (verb): Meet and pass.
Example: "The trains crossed"
- (noun): Any affliction that causes great suffering.
Example: "That is his cross to bear"
Synonyms: crown of thorns
- (verb): Meet at a point.
- (verb): Fold so as to resemble a cross.
Example: "She crossed her legs"
- (verb): Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
Example: "Cross a horse and a donkey"
Synonyms: crossbreed, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed
- (noun): A cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry.
Famous quotes containing the word cross:
“Expecting me to grovel,
she carefully covers both feet
with the hem of her skirt.
She pretends to hide
a coming smile
and wont look straight at me.
When I talk to her,
she chats with her friend
in cross tones.
Even this slim girls rising anger
let alone her deep love.”
—Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)
“In ancient timestwas no great loss
They hung the thief upon the cross:
But now, alas!I sayt with grief
They hang the cross upon the thief.”
—Anonymous. On a Nomination to the Legion of Honour, from Aubrey Stewarts English Epigrams and Epitaphs (1897)
“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 (18821941)