(social welfare) (in Britain) a service providing paid attendants for disabled people who need continuous supervision
[noun kraws-ruhf, -ruhf, kros-; verb kraws-ruhf, kros-] /noun ˈkrɔsˌrʌf, -ˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs-; verb ˈkrɔsˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs-/ Bridge, Whist. noun 1. a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays. verb (used with or without object) 2. to play by means of a crossruff. /ˈkrɒsˌrʌf/ noun 1. the alternate trumping […]
noun, Oceanography, Nautical. 1. a sea with a choppy surface produced by the intersection of waves from different storms.
[kraws-sek-shuh n, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈsɛk ʃən, ˈkrɒs-/ adjective 1. Also, cross-sectional. of or relating to a cross section. verb (used with object) 2. to make or divide into a cross section. noun 1. a section made by a plane cutting anything transversely, especially at right angles to the longest axis. 2. a piece so cut off. […]
programming A compiler which runs on one platform and produces code for another, as opposed to a native code compiler which produces code for the platform on which it runs. (1998-02-24)