Angela
What is the difference between intersection and cross? Is a road cross like a cross and an intersection in other shapes like a Y or a T? I'm not sure. I'm sorry I made a mistake. It should be crossing and not cross. Thank you very much for your answers!
Dec 3, 2011 4:01 PM
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Carrisa is correct, when two roads meet, we call the point at which they meet, an intersection, and "intersection" is the word commonly used in North America. The noun "intersection" is the result of two roads that "intersect each other". The verb "intersect" is made up of "inter" (between) and "sect" (to cut). So, when two or more roads cut across each other, the result is an intersection. For example: 2 roads that meet and intersect each other could look like "+" or "x" These roads definitely "cut across" each other. However, another defintion of intersection is related to mathematics... meaning "where two points meet". So, in your question: - in the "T" example there are 2 roads, and the single intersection is the point at which they meet (even though the roads don't "cut across" each other). - in the "Y" example there are 3 roads, but only one insection from the point of view of a driver (even though the roads don't "cut across" each other). Tim has given an excellent explanation of the less-often used term "crossroads".
December 3, 2011
Intersection is like 路口。 两条道路的满足。 Crossroads can mean the same thing. Crossroads is used more to explain you have a decision to make. Example: I am at a crossroads and can not decide what to do. In this context it is not a physical 十字路口但是 a point in your life to make a decision. English speakers can refer to their life as a road or path and a crossroads as a decision point.
December 3, 2011
Intersection is the intersection of a straight column, but the cross indicates Infidels tried to burn Jesus peace be upon him, tied him in the form of intersection, and set fire to it, and he is a Muslim, Allah raised to heaven, and they almost anyone in the place of Jesus, God protects Muslims
December 3, 2011
An intersection at 90 degrees is still an intersection. I've never used crossroads except as a local name. For instance there is a narrow, dirt road that connects two towns that we call "the crossroads," even though it has another, formal name (which I don't remember). All the locals just call it "the crossroads." The term crossroads doesn't imply only 90 degree intersections.
December 3, 2011
the following is from http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=63495 These are common usages: 1. Let's meet at the crossroads. The crossroads is a place where two roads join and cross each other. You can chose to carry on on the same road or join the other. The roads can be any type except a motorway. 2. Let's meet at the junction. The junction is a place where two or more roads meet, join or cross. Sometimes, especially on roads built in the last 40 years or so, there are ramps, sliproads, underpasses and overpasses for traffic needing to move from one road to another. The places where you get on or off a motorway and some other major roads are always called junctions and almost always have a roundabout system above or below the motorway. The beginnings and ends of motorways don't always follow this rule. 3. There's a roundabout just down the road. Take the third turning (on the left is understood). The junctions of roads are sometimes in the form of a roundabout to ease traffic flow. 4. There's a pub after the third turning on the right. The turning is any place where you can leave the road and move onto another road. In this instruction the pub is on the same road. The turnings have to be counted but not taken. You can instruct someone to take a turning but on a motorway you'd say take the next junction and then, when on the roundabout above or below it, advise him to take this or that turning. 5. At the T-junction, turn left. The T-junction is a place where one road ends as it joins another road. So, from whichever direction you approach you have two choices. 6. Take the left fork. The fork is a place where either a road divides or two roads combine so that there is one acute angle and two obtuse. A bit like a Y shape. There are others. Basically, all of these are intersections. Come to think of it, they're all junctions! A typical direction could be: A. (Pulling up by a man on the pavement) Where's the Vine? B. What mate? A. The Vine. The pub. B. You mean the Bull and Bladder! (some pubs are known by two names) A. No, the Vine. B. Yer. You mean the Bull. Are you walking or taking the motor? A. (Revving the engine). I'm driving. B. Alright! Don't get sarky. Go down here to the crossroads and turn left. Follow that road but be careful. You want the third junction of the right. If you miss it you'll get to a roundabout and that's no good. You'll have to come back. Go down that road, the third turning, that is, it's only a little lane, and then there's a fork. Go right and then left at a T-junction. Make sure you don't go right because that'll take you to the motorway junction. The pub's about a 100 yards on the left. .... and so on.
December 3, 2011
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