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CROSSROADS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crossroads mean? 

CROSSROADS (noun)
  The noun CROSSROADS has 3 senses:

1. a community of people smaller than a village
2. a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
3. a point where a choice must be made

  Familiarity information: CROSSROADS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROSSROADS (noun)


Sense 1crossroads [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A community of people smaller than a village

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

crossroads; hamlet

Hypernyms ("crossroads" is a kind of...):

community (a group of people living in a particular local area)


Sense 2crossroads [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

critical point; crossroads; juncture

Context examples:

at that juncture he had no idea what to do / he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point

Hypernyms ("crossroads" is a kind of...):

crisis (an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crossroads"):

criticality (a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining)


Sense 3crossroads [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A point where a choice must be made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology

Hypernyms ("crossroads" is a kind of...):

convergence; intersection; overlap (a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena)


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