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Meaning of "cross-dress" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CROSS-DRESS

cross-dress  [ˌkrɒsˈdrɛs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CROSS-DRESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cross-Dress is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cross-dress in English.

WHAT DOES CROSS-DRESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cross-dress

Cross-dressing

Cross-dressing refers to the act of wearing clothing and other accoutrements commonly associated with the opposite sex within a particular society. Cross-dressing has been used for purposes of disguise, comfort, and as a literary trope in modern times and throughout history. It does not, however, necessarily indicate transgender identity. Nearly every human society throughout history has expected distinctions to be made between males and females by the style, color, or type of clothing they are expected to wear, and likewise most societies have had a set of social norms, views, guidelines, or even laws defining what type of clothing is appropriate for each gender. The term "cross-dressing" denotes an action or a behavior without attributing or implying any specific causes for that behavior. Some people automatically connect cross-dressing behavior to transgender identity or sexual, fetishist, and homosexual behavior, but the term itself does not imply any motives.

Definition of cross-dress in the English dictionary

The definition of cross-dress in the dictionary is to wear clothes normally associated with the opposite sex, for pleasure.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CROSS-DRESS

PRESENT

Present
I cross-dress
you cross-dress
he/she/it cross-dresses
we cross-dress
you cross-dress
they cross-dress
Present continuous
I am cross-dressing
you are cross-dressing
he/she/it is cross-dressing
we are cross-dressing
you are cross-dressing
they are cross-dressing
Present perfect
I have cross-dressed
you have cross-dressed
he/she/it has cross-dressed
we have cross-dressed
you have cross-dressed
they have cross-dressed
Present perfect continuous
I have been cross-dressing
you have been cross-dressing
he/she/it has been cross-dressing
we have been cross-dressing
you have been cross-dressing
they have been cross-dressing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cross-dressed
you cross-dressed
he/she/it cross-dressed
we cross-dressed
you cross-dressed
they cross-dressed
Past continuous
I was cross-dressing
you were cross-dressing
he/she/it was cross-dressing
we were cross-dressing
you were cross-dressing
they were cross-dressing
Past perfect
I had cross-dressed
you had cross-dressed
he/she/it had cross-dressed
we had cross-dressed
you had cross-dressed
they had cross-dressed
Past perfect continuous
I had been cross-dressing
you had been cross-dressing
he/she/it had been cross-dressing
we had been cross-dressing
you had been cross-dressing
they had been cross-dressing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cross-dress
you will cross-dress
he/she/it will cross-dress
we will cross-dress
you will cross-dress
they will cross-dress
Future continuous
I will be cross-dressing
you will be cross-dressing
he/she/it will be cross-dressing
we will be cross-dressing
you will be cross-dressing
they will be cross-dressing
Future perfect
I will have cross-dressed
you will have cross-dressed
he/she/it will have cross-dressed
we will have cross-dressed
you will have cross-dressed
they will have cross-dressed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cross-dressing
you will have been cross-dressing
he/she/it will have been cross-dressing
we will have been cross-dressing
you will have been cross-dressing
they will have been cross-dressing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cross-dress
you would cross-dress
he/she/it would cross-dress
we would cross-dress
you would cross-dress
they would cross-dress
Conditional continuous
I would be cross-dressing
you would be cross-dressing
he/she/it would be cross-dressing
we would be cross-dressing
you would be cross-dressing
they would be cross-dressing
Conditional perfect
I would have cross-dress
you would have cross-dress
he/she/it would have cross-dress
we would have cross-dress
you would have cross-dress
they would have cross-dress
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cross-dressing
you would have been cross-dressing
he/she/it would have been cross-dressing
we would have been cross-dressing
you would have been cross-dressing
they would have been cross-dressing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cross-dress
we let´s cross-dress
you cross-dress
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cross-dress
Past participle
cross-dressed
Present Participle
cross-dressing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CROSS-DRESS


address
əˈdrɛs
battledress
ˈbætəlˌdrɛs
dress
drɛs
full-dress
ˈfʊlˌdrɛs
headdress
ˈhɛdˌdrɛs
maladdress
ˌmæləˈdrɛs
minidress
ˈmɪnɪˌdrɛs
misaddress
ˌmɪsəˈdrɛs
nightdress
ˈnaɪtˌdrɛs
overdress
ˌəʊvəˈdrɛs
pantdress
ˈpæntˌdrɛs
re-dress
riːˈdrɛs
readdress
ˌriːəˈdrɛs
redress
rɪˈdrɛs
shirtdress
ˈʃɜːtˌdrɛs
slipdress
ˈslɪpˌdrɛs
sundress
ˈsʌnˌdrɛs
underdress
ˈʌndəˌdrɛs
undress
ʌnˈdrɛs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CROSS-DRESS

cross-compiler
cross-correlation
cross-country
cross-court
cross-cultural
cross-curricular
cross-cut chisel
cross-cutting
cross-dating
cross-disciplinary
cross-dresser
cross-dressing
cross-examination
cross-examine
cross-examiner
cross-eye
cross-eyed
cross-fade
cross-fertile
cross-fertilization

WORDS THAT END LIKE CROSS-DRESS

A-line dress
actress
battle dress
cocktail dress
contact address
direct address
evening dress
fancy dress
formal dress
home address
IP address
mailing address
maxidress
party dress
pinafore dress
princess dress
State of the Union Address
sweater dress
top-dress
web address
wedding dress

Synonyms and antonyms of cross-dress in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cross-dress» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CROSS-DRESS

Find out the translation of cross-dress to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cross-dress from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cross-dress» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变装
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

travestirse
570 millions of speakers

English

cross-dress
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पार पोशाक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عبر اللباس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кросс - платье
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cross- dress
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্রস পোষাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

croix - robe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pakaian salib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quer Kleid
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クロスドレス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크로스 드레스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giả gái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறுக்கு உடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रॉस-ड्रेस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çapraz elbise
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cross- dress
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cross- dress
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крос -плаття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eco- rochie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cross - φόρεμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kruis - rok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cross- dress
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cross- kjole
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cross-dress

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CROSS-DRESS»

The term «cross-dress» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.108 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of cross-dress
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «cross-dress».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CROSS-DRESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cross-dress» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cross-dress» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cross-dress

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CROSS-DRESS»

Discover the use of cross-dress in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cross-dress and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Transvestites: The Erotic Drive To Cross Dress
This book conclusively demonstrates that transvestism is a natural extension of the infinite variations of human personality.
Magnus Hirschfeld, 2003
2
Miss Vera's Cross-Dress for Success: A Resource Guide for ...
As of press time, the URLs displayed in the text of Miss Vera's Cross-Dress for Success link or refer to existing websites on the Internet. Random House, Inc., is not responsible for the content available on any such site (including, without ...
Veronica Vera, 2002
3
The Performance of Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity ...
“Licite” carries a moral valence as well, licit in the sense of “proper” or “lawful,” recalling Ioan's claim that her cross-dress is not immoral. To the end, Joan maintains that her male dress is useful, that it is not immoral, and that she prefers it to ...
Susan Crane, 2011
4
Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals
As people with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have their clothes chosen by others, they have less chance to cross-dress in secret and therefore are more often brought to clinics due to concerns about cross-dressing . John is a  ...
Stephen B. Levine, Candace B. Risen, Stanley E. Althof, 2011
5
Faulkner and gender
Civilians cross-dress as soldiers; women cross-dress as men; boys cross-dress as men; scared men cross-dress as ... must cross-dress as heterosexuals to maintain the Pentagon's misguided assumption that there are no gays in the military; ...
Donald M. Kartiganer, Ann J. Abadie
6
Systemic Family Therapy: From Theory to Practice
He goes on to describe how over time he has developed a compulsion to cross- dress. On occasion he cross-dresses, goes out, and tries to pick someone up at a bar. He is attracted to a “macho-type” man. After Roger and the person he picks ...
Jon L. Winek, 2009
7
Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men
Cross-dressers are not the same as drag queens (males in women's clothing) or drag kings (females in men's clothing), who cross-dress for performance. Cross- dressers are also not the same as employees who cross-dress while on the job ...
Lori B. Girshick, 2009
8
Errant Selves: A Casebook of Misbehavior
Kool was excited to think he was learning about his childhood andgaining insights into hisbeautiful woman side, butcontinued to worry that Mirraand I had only limited tolerance for his wish to cross dress. He joined a transvestite organization ...
Arnold I. Goldberg, 2013
9
Rachilde and French Women's Authorship: From Decadence to ...
A notice in La Lanterne (Novemher 9, 1890) claims that there were then ten women in the whole country who had official permission to cross-dress (including a "directrice d'imprimerie"), hut, to judge from the prefect's need to keep reminding ...
Melanie Hawthorne, 2001
10
Into the Closet: Gender and Cross-dressing in Children's Fiction
Morpurgo's approach is similar, but in his case traditional gender ideologies are more visible because loan is persuaded to cross-dress by male family members concerned for her welfare: “It was Jean and Bertrand and Uncle Durand.
Victoria Flanagan, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CROSS-DRESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cross-dress is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Shane Dawson “Full Of Love” As He Comes Out As Bisexual
Given his somewhat flamboyant manner and his propensity to cross-dress in his videos, “Is Shane Dawson gay?” became a common question. «Tubefilter, Jul 15»
2
HK Film Archive's "Morning Matinee" to feature works by Tam Lan-hing
... ma dan" (female warrior role), while Tam puts on a white beard and heavy costume to cross-dress as the Tang general Ching Ngau-kam. «7thSpace Interactive, Jul 15»
3
A Cross-dresser's Prospective on Cross-dressing
But, I no longer drink when I cross-dress or vice versa! I found that my judgment about the limits and appropriateness was best when not ... «ChicagoNow, Jul 15»
4
Panto review: The Pie-Eyed Piper of Hamilton, Oran Mor, Glasgow
Annie Grace and Kirstin McLean both cross-dress deftly and daftly: Grace gives it laldy as the piper, McLean is the creepy-conniving Cyril who ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
5
Surrey's drag history more than skin deep
CITY CENTRE — If you thought drag was just an excuse for men to cross-dress in front of a crowd, you thought wrong. That's the message of ... «Surrey Now, Jul 15»
6
The Stigma-Crushing Determination of Mykki Blanco
“I used to cross-dress every day, but once it felt like a costume I started to change.” Within an hour, Quattlebaum-turned-Blanco was bald again, ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
7
What We Want (And Don't Want) From The Final Fantasy VII Remake
Some fans love the weird sequence where Cloud needs to cross-dress to confront Don Corneo, but the whole quest and its surrounding side ... «Game Informer, Jun 15»
8
Tartuffery: Yankees 10, Phillies 2
And rather than cross-dress or hide beneath a tablecloth, we only needed to watch Cole Hamels pitch to see for ourselves. Tweet Share on ... «The Good Phight, Jun 15»
9
The world's strangest wedding superstitions revealed
In Denmark, brides and grooms used to cross-dress for the same reason - to ward away the unwanted paranormal. Similarly, Middle Eastern ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
10
Husband has desire to cross-dress
Dear Annie: I am 50 years old. After 10 years of marriage, I feel I must tell my wife of the reason for my declining ability to perform in the ... «Marquette Mining Journal, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cross-Dress [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cross-dress>. Sep 2022 ».
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