crucifix vs cross : Common Errors in English

About crucifix vs cross

A crucifix is a cross with an image of the crucified Christ affixed to it. Reporters often mistakenly refer to someone wearing a “crucifix” when the object involved is an empty cross. Crucifixes are most often associated with Catholics, empty crosses with Protestants.

crucifix Meaning(s)

  • (n) representation of the cross on which Jesus died
  • (n) a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

cross Meaning(s)

  • (n) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • (n) a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
  • (n) a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
  • (n) any affliction that causes great suffering
  • (n) (genetics) 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
  • (n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  • (v) travel across or pass over
  • (v) meet at a point
  • (v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • (v) fold so as to resemble a cross
  • (v) to cover or extend over an area or time period
  • (v) meet and pass
  • (v) trace a line through or across
  • (v) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
  • (s) extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
  • (s) annoyed and irritable

crucifix in News

  • Church In Shelton Vandalized, Statues Destroyed

    Vandals who broke into St. Margaret Mary Church in Shelton overturned the altar, ripped the tabernacle off the wall, damaged a crucifix, overturned pews, broke statues inside and outside, and poured oil over flooring in the parish hall and carpeting in the main body of the church, the pastor said.        
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Hartford Courant

cross in News

  1. Cross-country for cancer(with map)

    Keep up with Jared's cross-country bike trip from Baltimore, Md. to Portland, Oreg. to raise money for cancer - a disease to which he has lost two parents and two grandparents.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The News-Herald

  2. Blue Cross and Blue Shield launches ‘Be Covered Oklahoma’ campaign

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) today announced a statewide education and outreach initiative targeting Oklahoma’s uninsured residents.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Altus Times

  3. Red Cross helps family of 13, homeless after fire

    Red Cross volunteers are assisting a Calcasieu Parish family of 13 after fire destroyed their home in the Bell City community. The Red Cross is providing aid for shelter, food, clothing, personal hygiene products and comfort items, including toys for the children of the family whose home was destroyed in the Wednesday fire. The Red Cross also said referrals have been made to the Salvation Army ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

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