the letter t. Cross wind, a side wind; an unfavorable wind. Cross wires, fine wires made to
traverse the field of view in a telescope, and moved by a screw with a graduated head, used for delicate
astronomical observations; spider lines. Fixed cross wires are also used in microscopes, etc.
Syn. Fretful; peevish. See Fretful.
(Cross), prep. Athwart; across. [Archaic or Colloq.]
A fox was taking a walk one night cross a village. To go cross lots, to go across the fields; to take a short cut. [Colloq.]
(Cross), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crossed (kr?st; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Crossing.]
1. To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.
2. To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t.
3. To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.
A hunted hare . . . crosses and confounds her former track.
4. To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time. "Your kind letter crossed mine."
J. D. Forbes.
5. To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.
In each thing give him way; cross him in nothing.
An oyster may be crossed in love.
6. To interfere and cut off; to debar. [Obs.]
To cross me from the golden time I look for.
7. To make the sign of the cross upon; followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself.
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.
9. To cause to interbreed; said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of.
To cross one's path, to oppose one's plans. Macaulay.
(Cross), v. i.
1. To lie or be athwart.
2. To move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross
from New York to Liverpool.
3. To be inconsistent. [Obs.]
Men's actions do not always cross with reason.
Sir P. Sidney.
4. To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.
If two individuals of distinct races cross, a third is invariably produced different from either.
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