Etymology
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crossing (n.)

mid-15c., "a making of the sign of a cross;" 1530s, "a marking with a cross," verbal noun from cross (v.). From early 15c. as "place or action of passing across;" 1630s as "place where (a river, a road, etc.) is crossed;" from 1690s as "intersection" (originally of streets). Meaning "action of crossing out by drawing crossed lines through" is from 1650s. Crossing-gate is from 1876.

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Definitions of crossing

crossing (n.)
traveling across;
crossing (n.)
a shallow area in a stream that can be forded;
Synonyms: ford
crossing (n.)
a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect;
crossing (n.)
a junction where one street or road crosses another;
crossing (n.)
a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other;
Synonyms: crosswalk / crossover
crossing (n.)
(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids;
Synonyms: hybridization / hybridisation / crossbreeding / cross / interbreeding / hybridizing
crossing (n.)
a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean);
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