• (America) IPA: /ˈkɹɔsɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkɹɒsɪŋ/, /ˈkɹɔːsɪŋ/)
  • (cot-caught, Canada) IPA: /ˈkɹɑsɪŋ/

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. The act by which terrain or a road etc. is crossed.
  4. A voyage across a body of water
  5. (architecture) The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
  6. 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.
  7. (graph theory) A pair of intersecting edges.
  8. A pair of parallel lines printed on a cheque
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: cruzamento
  • Russian: перее́зд
  • Spanish: cruce, (pedestrian) cruce peatonal, (watercourse) vado
Translations Translations Adjective

crossing (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.
  1. present participle of cross#English|cross

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