Definition of Crossing

1. Noun. Traveling across.

Generic synonyms: Travel, Traveling, Travelling
Specialized synonyms: Ford, Fording, Traversal, Traverse
Derivative terms: Cross

2. Noun. A shallow area in a stream that can be forded.
Exact synonyms: Ford
Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water
Group relationships: Stream, Watercourse
Derivative terms: Ford

3. Noun. A point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect.
Generic synonyms: Point
Derivative terms: Cross

4. Noun. A junction where one street or road crosses another.
Exact synonyms: Carrefour, Crossroad, Crossway, Intersection
Specialized synonyms: Corner, Street Corner, Turning Point, Grade Crossing, Level Crossing
Generic synonyms: Junction
Group relationships: Road, Route
Derivative terms: Cross

5. Noun. A path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other.
Exact synonyms: Crossover, Crosswalk
Specialized synonyms: Grade Separation, Pedestrian Crossing, Zebra Crossing
Generic synonyms: Path
Derivative terms: Cross

6. Noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.

7. Noun. A voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean).
Generic synonyms: Voyage
Derivative terms: Cross

Definition of Crossing

1. n. The act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean.

Definition of Crossing

1. Noun. An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross ¹

2. Noun. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed ¹

3. Noun. A voyage across a body of water ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it ¹

5. Adjective. (rare) Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction. ¹

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Definition of Crossing

1. an intersection [n -S] - See also: intersection

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossing

crossing (current term)
crossing guard
crossing guards
crossing number
crossing one's fingers
crossing over
crossing swords
crossing the aisle
crossing the floor
crossing the line

Literary usage of Crossing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The record Is silent as to when and by whom the cars were put In such position, If it Is granted that they were at any time so close to the crossing, ..."

2. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1894)
"Action upon this petition was delayed, to allow the railroad to try au electric bell at the crossing named, and when this had failed to work satisfactorily ..."

3. Bulletin by Louisiana Geological Survey (1907)
"Delcambre station, on west side of road crossing on Iberia-Vermilion parish line, 33 feet north of track, 25 feet west of highway, Iron post stamped "Prim. ..."

4. Biennial Report by Vermont Public Service Commission (1904)
"during all .this time operated its said road, and conducted its business across and over said crossing, and the manner in which it is now operating and ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Mendel, by crossing yellow with green peas, obtained, as we have seen, only yellow (hybrid) seed. Plants raised from this seed bore in the same pods both ..."

6. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... of the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids —Parallelism between the effects of changed conditions of life and of crossing—Dimorphism and ..."

7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"... that the bid of the plaintiffs for the work and the contract was made with ex- press reference to the crossing of the river at that place; ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The crossing was TO rods to the north of the depot at Newport. ... When he arrived at a point in the wagon road 600 feet from the crossing, he could there, ..."

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