1) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n Cross-country is the sport of running, riding, or skiing across open countryside rather than along roads or around a running track.

She finished third in the world cross-country championships in Antwerp.

2) ADJ: ADJ n A cross-country journey involves less important roads or railway lines, or takes you from one side of a country to the other.

...cross-country rail services...

The group made a 13-concert cross-country tour, including a stop in New York.

ADV: ADV after v
Cross-country is also an adverb.

I drove cross-country in his van.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cross-country — cross country1 adj [only before noun] 1.) across fields or not along main roads ▪ cross country running ▪ We took a cross country route instead of the motorway. 2.) from one part of the country to the other ▪ cross country flights >cross… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Cross Country — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Canberra, 2009. Cross country (XC) en bicicleta es la disciplina mas común del Ciclismo de montaña, Aunque menos difundido que el descenso de montaña (Downhill), ya que es más difícil de televisar. es la disciplina… …   Wikipedia Español

  • cross-country — cross country1 adjective * 1. ) going across countryside, not using tracks or roads: a cross country race 2. ) from one side of a country to the other: cross country services ╾ ,cross country adverb cross country ,cross country 2 noun count or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cross-country — adj. 1. from one side of a country to the other; as, a cross country railway. [WordNet 1.5] 2. moving across open country rather than following tracks or roads; as, a cross country race. Opposite of {road}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-country — [krôs′kun΄trē] adj., adv. 1. across open country through woods and fields, etc. [cross country skiing] 2. across a country [a cross country flight] n. a sport or competition consisting of a cross country footrace, from two to six miles (1.2 3.7… …   English World dictionary

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