The word cross is a noun. Cross means (1) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids, (2) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species, (3) a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry, (4) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece, (5) marking consisting of crossing lines, (6) any affliction that causes great suffering.
Cross is also a verb that means (1) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties, (2) trace a line through or across, (3) travel across or pass over, (4) meet and pass, (5) fold so as to resemble a cross, (6) meet at a point, (7) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of, (8) to cover or extend over an area or time period.
Cross is also an adjective that means (1) perversely irritable.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word cross.
- American Red Cross
The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881 as an emergency response organization. Today the Red Cross also helps the needy, supports military families, collects and distributes blood, provides educational programs, and works abroad. The website provides a history of the organization, news about Red Cross activities, volunteer opportunities, a museum, a store, publications and more.
The IFRC was founded in Paris in 1919 during the aftermath of WWI. Before that, the Red Cross was founded in 1859. The IFRC works in four areas: promoting humanitarian values; disaster response; disaster preparedness; and community health care. Users can find out about the history, volunteering, donating, jobs, meetings, publications, how to help and much more on the website.
- Taking up our Cross and Following Jesus
This message, citing Bible verses from Mark 8 and Mark 10, was given in Scotch Plains, New Jersey on June 13, 1993.
- Nordic Skis
This website details Nordic skis and other skiing equipment. Photographs are also included. Learn about cross-country skiing on this website.
- Swedish Flag
The current Swedish national flag was adopted in 1906 and features a yellow cross known as the Scandinavian cross on a blue background.
- Corrugated and Fiber Boxes
Visit this corrugated and fiber boxes retailer directory to find corrugated box and fiber box retailers in the United States. The photo on this web page shows a cross section of corrugated cardboard pieces.
- Truck Transmissions
Browse this truck transmissions retailer directory for info about truck transmission retailers in the USA. The photo on this web page depicts a cross section of a truck transmission gearbox.
- Embroidery Machines
The art of decorating textile fabrics with a needle and thread is called embroidery. Crewelwork, needlepoint, and cross stitch are basic embroidery techniques.
- Standing by the Cross
This message, citing Bible verses from 1 Corinthians 2, John 19, Matthew 27, and Matthew 28, was given in Scotch Plains, New Jersey on March 2, 1993.
Perl, developed in 1987, is a stable, cross platform programming language that takes the best features of other programming languages. It is open source and has become the most popular web programming language, sometimes referred to as the duct-tape of the Internet. On the website, users can find out about Perl, download it, consult documentation, find out about events, and more.
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