crosscross2 ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable] 1 mixture of things a mixture of two things, breeds, or qualitiescross between The tour manager’s role is a cross between hostess and courier. Their dog is a cross between two well-known breeds.2 mark on paper especially British English a) SIGN/INDICATIONa mark (x or +) used on paper, to represent where something is, or where something should be I’ve put a cross on the map to mark where our street is. Please sign your name by the cross. b) SECORRECTa mark (x) used on paper to show that something that has been written or printed is not correct My homework got a lot more ticks than crosses. c) SIGN YOUR NAMEa mark (x or +) used by someone who cannot write, in order to sign their name3 Christian sign a) SCC the cross the cross that Jesus Christ died on Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. b) CFRRCan object, picture, or mark in the shape of a cross, used as a sign of the Christian faith or for decoration Pauline wore a tiny gold cross.4 punishment an upright post of wood with another crossing it near the top, that people in the past were fastened to with nails and left to die on as a punishment5 military awardPGO a decoration in the shape of a cross that is given to someone as an honour, especially for military courage He was awarded the George Cross. 6 sport a) DSa kick or hit of the ball in a sport such as football, hockey etc, that goes across the field b) DSOa way of hitting someone in the sport of boxing, in which your arm goes over theirs as they try to hit you He caught his opponent with a right cross to the chin.7 problem if you describe something as the cross that someone has to bear, you mean it is a problem that makes them very unhappy or worried, and that continues for a long time I feel sorry for you, but we all have our crosses to bear. → the sign of the Cross at sign1(10)
Examples from the Corpuscross• After 83 minutes Burchill swung in a cross from the left.• Christians believe that Jesus died on a cross for our sins.• I've put a cross on the map to mark where our house is.• Yet both were the first in either family to sign the marriage register with more than a cross.• We have a lovely 14.3 Connemara cross thoroughbred mare on loan.• Hundreds of copper crosses, used as money by the miners, are buried beneath the violet blooms.• Pauline wore a tiny gold cross around her neck.• Jones was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.• Inside the church, the earliest feature is an Anglo-Saxon carved stone cross head which was found in the churchyard in 1934.• David Batty sent over a teasing cross and from beyond the far post Platt got in a powerful header.• The cross appeared to me...• The two crosses at either end of the roof gave her a brief moment of hope.cross between• My dog is a cross between a whippet and a retriever.put ... cross• For some items it might be difficult to decide whether to use approval or put a cross against an item.• From our list we would choose to put a cross against sugar, chocolate, biscuits, sponge cake, and mints.right cross• I would really have to deliver a right cross.• She threw a right cross that nearly knocked me over the railing.• He pounded Benichou to the body and caught him with a right cross to the chin at the end of the first.• Jab-jab, left hook, my opening left hands moving him to the right, to meet my right cross.• She also had a sincere right cross.• The right cross is the payoff punch of the entire science.have ... crosses to bear• We all have our crosses to bear.