cross-n; 10 Senses

Sense Number 1: a cruciform, an upright post with a transverse beam

Commentary: CROSS[+artifact][+cruciform][+post][+upright][+with_beam][+transverse]

The sculpture consisted of several metal crosses joined at oblique angles to each other.
The cross was a device used for execution by the ancient Romans.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a Christian religious object symbolizing the crucifixion of Jesus

Commentary: CROSS[+artifact][+cruciform][+symbol][+religious][+Christian]

She wears a gold cross around her neck on a chain.
They assumed it was a Christian cemetery because of all the crosses.
They took Jesus down from the cross.
The bishop led the procession, carrying a cross.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: a 2D mark of short intersecting lines

Commentary: CROSS[+form][+2D][+lines][+short][+intersecting]

Put a cross in the boxes next to the items you'd like to order.
Mary scored the top pie crust with crosses before putting it into the oven.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: any cause or source of great suffering

Commentary: CROSS[+role][+event][+cause][+of_suffering][+great]

Her child's illness was a cross she had to bear for years.
That failure will be his cross to bear and his alone.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: organism that is a genetic hybrid

Commentary: CROSS[+organism][+hybrid][+genetic]

A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey.
This rose is a successful cross of an heirloom variety and a more modern one.
These new grain crosses are more resistant to drought and disease.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: the quality of having mixed traits, a compromise

Commentary: CROSS[+quality][+trait][+mixed][+compromise]

The system is a cross between a monorail and a conventional railway.
Their form of government is a strange cross of a monarchy and free market economics.
Spoon bread is sort of a cross between a baked bread and a pudding.
The film was a cross between The GodFather and Star Wars.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3a

Sense Number 7: the act of doing genetic hybridization

Commentary: CROSS[+event][+biological][+hybridization]

The cross of flowers to produce new hybrids takes money and years of experimentation.
The cross of a fly with a man occurred by accident in the movie The Fly.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 8: transverse motion across a space

Commentary: CROSS[+event][+motion][+transverse]

The villain's cross to stage left should happen just after the hero's entrance at stage right.
The boxer countered the blow with a cross with his right glove.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 9: religious invocation for a blessing by a Christian

Commentary: CROSS[+event][+invocation][+religious][+of_blessing][+by_Christian]

The priest made the sign of the cross.
The nuns all made a sign of the cross during the plane's take-off.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2d

Sense Number 10: a decorative cruciform medal of valor

Commentary: CROSS[+artifact][+cruciform][+decoration][+medal][+of_valor]

He received some cross from the English queen for his valor in battle.
The knights were awarded crosses by their king.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2f