criss·cross / ˈkrisˌkrôs/ • n. a pattern of intersecting straight lines or paths: the crisscross of wrinkles on his face.• adj. (of a pattern) containing a number of straight lines or paths that intersect each other: the streets ran in a regular crisscross pattern.• adv. in a pattern of intersecting straight lines.• v. [tr.] (usu. be crisscrossed) form a pattern of intersecting lines or paths on (a place). ∎ [intr.] (of straight lines or paths) intersect repeatedly. ∎ move or travel around (a place) by going back and forth repeatedly: the President crisscrossed America.