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Definition of crossing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a place where you can safely cross a road, a river, etc., or from one country to another The child was killed when a car failed to stop at the crossing. The next crossing point is a long way downstream. He was arrested by guards at the border crossing. see also railroad crossing
  2. 2a place where two lines, two roads, or two tracks cross synonym intersection
  3. 3a journey across an ocean or a wide river a three-hour ferry crossing the first Atlantic crossing
  4. 4an act of going from one side to another attempted crossings of the border
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crossing