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Pronunciation:  'kris`kros

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  marking consisting of crossing lines
  2. [adv]  crossing one another in opposite directions
  3. [adj]  marked with crossing lines
  4. [v]  mark with a pattern of crossing lines; "crisscross the sheet of paper"
  5. [v]  mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines; "wrinkles crisscrossed her face"
  6. [v]  cross in a pattern, often random

CRISSCROSS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crisscrossed, cross, mark, reticular, reticulate, reticulated
 See Also: cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, honeycomb, line, mark, marking, pass over, track, traverse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Criss"cross`\ (kr?s"kr?s`; 115), n. [A corruption of
    1. A mark or cross, as the signature of a person who is
       unable to write.
    2. A child's game played on paper or on a slate, consisting
       of lines arranged in the form of a cross.
  2. \Criss"cross`\, v. t.
    To mark or cover with cross lines; as, a paper was
    crisscrossed with red marks.
  3. \Criss"cross`\ (kr?s"kr?s`;115), adv.
    1. In opposite directions; in a way to cross something else;
       crossing one another at various angles and in various
             Logs and tree luing crisscross in utter confusion.
                                                   --W. E.
    2. With opposition or hindrance; at cross purposes;
       contrarily; as, things go crisscross.
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