from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To mark with crossing lines.
- transitive v. To move back and forth through or over: crisscrossed the country on a speaking tour.
- intransitive v. To move back and forth.
- n. A mark or pattern made of crossing lines.
- n. A state of being at conflicting or contrary purposes.
- adj. Crossing one another or marked by crossings.
- adv. In a manner or direction that crosses or is marked by crossings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move back and forth (over something.)
- v. To mark something with crossed lines.
- n. A pattern of crossed lines.
- adj. marked with crossed lines
- adv. crossing one another
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mark or cross, as the signature of a person who is unable to write.
- n. A child's game played on paper or on a slate, consisting of lines arranged in the form of a cross.
- transitive v. To mark or cover with cross lines.
- adv. In opposite directions; in a way to cross something else; crossing one another at various angles and in various ways.
- adv. With opposition or hindrance; at cross purposes; contrarily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as christ-cross.
- n. A crossing or intersection; a congeries of intersecting lines.
- n. A game played on a slate, or on paper, by children, in which two players set down alternately, in a series of squares, the one a cross, the other a cipher. The object of the game is to get three of the same characters in a row. Also called tit-tat-to.
- Like a cross or a series of crosses; crossed and recrossed; going back and forth.
- To form a crisscross; intersect frequently.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cross in a pattern, often random
- n. a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
- v. mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines
- v. mark with a pattern of crossing lines
- adv. crossing one another in opposite directions
- adj. marked with crossing lines
Alteration of Middle English Cristcrosse, mark of a cross, short for Cristcross (me speed), may Christ's cross (give me success).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English "Christ's cross" (Wiktionary)