Synonyms for cross

Synonyms for (noun) cross

Synonyms: interbreeding, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, cross, crossbreeding, crossing

Definition: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Similar words: conjugation, coupling, union, sexual union, mating, pairing

Definition: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

Usage: the casual couplings of adolescents; the mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Synonyms: hybrid, cross, crossbreed

Definition: (genetics) 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

Usage: a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey

Similar words: organism, being

Definition: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

Synonyms: Cross

Definition: a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

Similar words: emblem

Definition: special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

Synonyms: cross

Definition: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons

Synonyms: mark, crisscross, cross

Definition: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Similar words: marking

Definition: a pattern of marks

Synonyms: cross, crown of thorns

Definition: any affliction that causes great suffering

Usage: that is his cross to bear; he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns

Similar words: affliction

Definition: a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

Synonyms for (verb) cross

Synonyms: cross, crossbreed, interbreed, hybridise, hybridize

Definition: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

Usage: cross a horse and a donkey; Mendel tried crossbreeding; these species do not interbreed

Similar words: breed

Definition: cause to procreate (animals)

Usage: She breeds dogs

Synonyms: cross

Definition: trace a line through or across

Usage: cross your `t'

Similar words: write

Definition: mark or trace on a surface

Usage: The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper; Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet

Synonyms: pass over, track, traverse, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over

Definition: travel across or pass over

Usage: The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Similar words: go across, go through, pass

Definition: go across or through

Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind

Synonyms: cross

Definition: meet and pass

Usage: the trains crossed

Similar words: intersect, cross

Definition: meet at a point

Synonyms: cross

Definition: fold so as to resemble a cross

Usage: she crossed her legs

Similar words: turn up, fold, fold up

Definition: bend or lay so that one part covers the other

Usage: fold up the newspaper; turn up your collar

Synonyms: intersect, cross

Definition: meet at a point

Similar words: meet, run across, run into, see, come across, encounter

Definition: come together

Usage: I'll probably see you at the meeting; How nice to see you again!

Synonyms: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross

Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms: sweep, traverse, cross, span

Definition: to cover or extend over an area or time period

Usage: Rivers traverse the valley floor, The parking lot spans 3 acres; The novel spans three centuries

Similar words: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

Synonyms for (adj) cross

Synonyms: ill-tempered, grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, cross, bad-tempered, fussy

Definition: annoyed and irritable

Similar words: ill-natured

Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Synonyms: cross, transversal, transverse, thwartwise

Definition: extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

Usage: cross members should be all steel; from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully; transversal vibrations; transverse colon

Similar words: crosswise

Definition: lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction

Usage: a crosswise street; the crosswise dimension

Visual thesaurus for cross