Crisscross



[kris-kraws, -kros] /ˈkrɪsˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs/

verb (used with object)
1.
to move back and forth over:
students crisscrossing the field on their way to school.
2.
to mark with crossing lines.
verb (used without object)
3.
to proceed or pass back and forth; be arranged in a crisscross pattern:
The streets in that part of town crisscross confusingly.
adjective
4.
Also, crisscrossed. having many crossing lines, paths, etc.
noun
5.
a crisscross mark, pattern, etc.
6.
.
adverb
7.
in a crisscross manner; crosswise.
8.
awry; askew.
/ˈkrɪsˌkrɒs/
verb
1.
to move or cause to move in a crosswise pattern
2.
to mark with or consist of a pattern of crossing lines
adjective
3.
(esp of a number of lines) crossing one another in different directions
noun
4.
a pattern made of crossing lines
5.
a US term for noughts and crosses
adverb
6.
in a crosswise manner or pattern
v.

1818, from Middle English crist(s)-crosse “Christ’s cross” (late 15c.), earlier cros-kryst (late 14c.), “referring to the mark of a cross formerly written before the alphabet in hornbooks. The mark itself stood for the phrase Christ-cross me speed (‘May Christ’s cross give me success’), a formula said before reciting the alphabet” [Barnhart]. Used today without awareness of origin. As an adjective, 1846; as a noun, 1848.

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