crossing

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Noun[edit]

crossing (plural crossings)

  1. An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
  2. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
  3. A voyage across a body of water
  4. (architecture) The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
  5. Movement into a crossed position.
    • 1989, Stephen N. Tchudi, ‎Diana D. Mitchell, Explorations in the Teaching of English (page 270)
      For example, experts in kinesics — body language — recognize that a person sends out hundreds of nonverbal signals — eyebrow twitches, frowns, leg crossings and uncrossings — every second while he or she is speaking and listening.

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Adjective[edit]

crossing (not comparable)

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

References[edit]

  • crossing” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.