cross-country

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See also: cross country

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cross- +‎ country

Adjective[edit]

cross-country (not comparable)

  1. From one side of a country to the other.
    • 1963 February, G. M. Kichenside, “The Newport (Mon.) resignalling scheme”, in Modern Railways, page 125:
      Passenger traffic consists largely of through expresses from London, Bristol and Birmingham to South Wales via Severn Tunnel Junction, and cross-country trains from the north and Midlands via Pontypool Road. (In Britain cross-country trains connect regional centres, and avoid London.)
    • 2005, Donald Hall, The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, →ISBN, page 102–103:
      I made reservations for three with USAir, Manchester, New Hampshire, to Seattle, Washington. [] I negotiated with Polly's doctors to transfer her treatment cross-country.
  2. Across countryside.
  3. Relating to cross country racing.
  4. (of data or research) Across countries.

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Noun[edit]

cross-country (countable and uncountable, plural cross-countries or cross-countrys)

  1. Alternative form of cross country

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cross country

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁɔs.kœ̃.tʁi/
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Noun[edit]

cross-country m (uncountable)

  1. (sports) cross country running (sport)

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