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English noun: crossing

1. crossing (act) traveling across

Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling

Narrower (hyponym)ford, fording, traversal, traverse

2. crossing (object) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded


Broader (hypernym)body of water, water

Part meronymstream, watercourse

3. crossing (location) a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect

Broader (hypernym)point

4. crossing (artifact) a junction where one street or road crosses another

Synonymscarrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection

Broader (hypernym)junction

Narrower (hyponym)corner, grade crossing, level crossing, street corner, turning point

Part meronymroad, route

5. crossing (artifact) a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

Synonymscrossover, crosswalk

Broader (hypernym)path

Narrower (hyponym)grade separation, pedestrian crossing, zebra crossing

6. crossing (act) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Synonymscross, crossbreeding, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding

Broader (hypernym)conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union

Narrower (hyponym)dihybrid cross, monohybrid cross, reciprocal, reciprocal cross, test-cross, testcross

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

7. crossing (act) a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)

Broader (hypernym)voyage

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