Crossing
Cross Cross, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crossed} (kr[o^]st; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crossing}.] 1. To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream. [1913 Webster]

A hunted hare . . . crosses and confounds her former track. -- I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time. ``Your kind letter crossed mine.'' --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]

5. To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with. [1913 Webster]

In each thing give him way; cross him in nothing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

An oyster may be crossed in love. -- Sheridan. [1913 Webster]

6. To interfere and cut off; to debar. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To cross me from the golden time I look for. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself. [1913 Webster]

8. To cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a line across; to erase; -- usually with out, off, or over; as, to cross out a name. [1913 Webster]

9. To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of. [1913 Webster]

{To cross a check} (Eng. Banking), to draw two parallel transverse lines across the face of a check, with or without adding between them the words ``and company'', with or without the words ``not negotiable'', or to draw the transverse lines simply, with or without the words ``not negotiable'' (the check in any of these cases being crossed generally). Also, to write or print across the face of a check the name of a banker, with or without the words ``not negotiable'' (the check being then crossed specially). A check crossed generally is payable only when presented through a bank; one crossed specially, only when presented through the bank mentioned. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To cross one's path}, to oppose one's plans. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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