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Meaning of CRUISE

Pronunciation:  krooz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ocean trip taken for pleasure
  2. [v]  go on a cruise
  3. [v]  travel at a moderate speed; of vessels or airplanes
  4. [v]  drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure; "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
  5. [v]  look for a sexual partner in a public place; "The men were cruising the park"

CRUISE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: sail
 See Also: go, journey, locomote, look, move, navigate, ocean trip, sail, search, stooge, travel, voyage, voyage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cruise\ (kr[udd]s), n.
    See {Cruse}, a small bottle.
  2. \Cruise\ (kr[udd]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cruised}
    (kr[udd]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cruising}.] [D. kruisen to move
    crosswise or in a zigzag, to cruise, fr. kruis cross, fr. OF.
    crois, croiz, F. croix, or directly fr. OF. croisier, F.
    croiser, to cross, cruise, fr. crois a cross. See {Cross}.]
    1. To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the
       potection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder,
       or for pleasure.
    Note: A ship cruises in any particular sea or ocean; as, in
          the Baltic or in the Atlantic. She cruises off any
          cape; as, off the Lizard; off Ushant. She cruises on a
          coast; as, on the coast of Africa. A priate cruises to
          seize vessels; a yacht cruises for the pleasure of the
                Ships of war were sent to cruise near the isle of
                Bute.                              --Macaulay.
                'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for
                pleasure.                          --Young.
    2. To wander hither and thither on land. [Colloq.]
  3. \Cruise\, n.
    A voyage made in various directions, as of an armed vessel,
    for the protection of other vessels, or in search of an
    enemy; a sailing to and fro, as for exploration or for
          He feigned a compliance with some of his men, who were
          bent upon going a cruise to Manilla.     --Dampier.
  4. \Cruise\, v. i. (Forestry)
    To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the
    quantity of lumber it will yield.
  5. \Cruise\, v. t.
    1. To cruise over or about.
    2. (Forestry) To explore with reference to capacity for the
       production of lumber; as, to cruise a section of land.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are on a cruise, represents some emotional journey that you are going through. The dream may also be a pun on "cruising" through situations in your life with ease and little effort.
Thesaurus Terms
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