cross-legged
adverb or adjective Date: circa 1530 1. with legs crossed and knees spread wide apart 2. with one leg placed over and across the other

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  • cross-legged — [ˌkrɔs ˈlegıd, ˈlegd US ˈkro:s ˌlegıd, ˌlegd] adv in a sitting position with your knees wide apart and one foot on top of the other ▪ We sat cross legged on the floor. >cross legged adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cross-legged — cross leg|ged [ ,krɔs legəd ] adjective, adverb in a sitting position, usually on the floor, with your knees bent and with the lower legs crossing each other: We sat cross legged on the floor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cross-legged — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ (of a seated person) with the legs crossed at the ankles and the knees bent outwards …   English terms dictionary

  • cross-legged — [krôsleg΄id, krôs′legd΄] adj., adv. 1. with the ankles crossed and the knees spread apart 2. with one leg crossed over the other …   English World dictionary

  • cross-legged — ADV: ADV after v If someone is sitting cross legged, they are sitting on the floor with their legs bent so that their knees point outwards. He sat cross legged on the floor. ADJ: usu ADJ n Cross legged is also an adjective. The cross legged deity …   English dictionary

  • cross-legged — adverb in a sitting position with your knees wide apart and ankles crossed: children sitting cross legged on the floor cross legged adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cross-legged — adv. Cross legged is used with these verbs: ↑sit …   Collocations dictionary

  • cross-legged — UK [ˌkrɒs ˈleɡ(ɪ)d] / US [ˌkrɔs ˈleɡəd] adjective, adverb in a sitting position, usually on the floor, with your knees bent and with the lower legs crossing each other We sat cross legged on the floor …   English dictionary

  • cross-legged — cross leggedly, adv. cross leggedness, n. /kraws leg id, legd , kros /, adj. having the legs crossed; having one leg placed across the other. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-legged — cross′ leg′ged [[t] ˈlɛg ɪd, ˈlɛgd[/t]] adj. adv. 1) having the knees wide apart and the ankles crossed 2) having one leg placed across the other …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-legged — 1. adjective a) Having one leg over and across the other b) Having one ankle over and across the other, and the knees far apart Syn: criss cross applesauce, Indian style, tailor fashion 2 …   Wiktionary

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