2TTRa place where two lines, roads, tracks etc cross:
Turn left at the first crossing.
3TTWa journey across the sea, a lake, or a river:
The crossing was rough.
WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: travel, travelling, journey, trip, voyage, crossing, flightTravel (uncountable noun) and travellingare used to mean the general activity of moving from place to place• Air travel is becoming cheaper. • Her work involves a lot of travelling.!!You do not say 'a travel'.Use journeyto talk about travelling a long distance or travelling regularly, when the emphasis is on the travelling itself• a long and difficult journey (NOT travel) through the mountains • I read during the train journey to work. • Did you have a good journey?(=Were you comfortable, was the train on time etc?)A tripis when you go on a short journey, or a journey you do not usually make, and come back again. Use this when the emphasis is on where you are going or why you are going there• my first trip to the States • a business trip • Was it a good trip?(=Did you achieve what you wanted to or have a good time there?)Voyageis used for a long sea journey• a voyage across the oceanCrossingis used for a fairly short sea journey• The crossing takes 90 minutes.Flightis used for a journey by air• Have a good flight! ➔ See alsotravel
Definition of crossing from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic ROADS