American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sail or travel about, as for pleasure or reconnaissance.
- v. To go or move along, especially in an unhurried or unconcerned fashion: "A whole cache of babies . . . cruised imperiously in their strollers, propelled by their mothers or by pairs of grandmothers” ( Anne Tyler).
- v. To travel at a constant speed or at a speed providing maximum operating efficiency for a sustained period.
- v. Informal To move leisurely about an area in the hope of discovering something: taxis cruising for fares.
- v. Slang To look for a sexual partner, as in a public place.
- v. To inspect a wooded area to determine its lumber yield.
- v. To travel about or journey over.
- v. Slang To look in (a public area) for a sexual partner.
- v. Slang To seek out and make a sexual overture to.
- v. To inspect in order to determine lumber yield.
- n. The act or an instance of cruising, especially a sea voyage for pleasure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sail to and fro, or from place to place, with a definite purpose and under orders, open or sealed; specifically, to sail in search of an enemy's ships, or for the protection of commerce, or as a pirate: as, the admiral cruised between the Bahama islands and Cuba; a pirate was cruising in the gulf of Mexico.
- n. A voyage made in various courses, as in search of an enemy's ships, for the protection of commerce, or for pleasure.
- n. Same as cruse.
- To survey and estimate the amount and value of standing timber.
- n. A sea voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.
- v. intransitive To sail about, especially for pleasure.
- v. intransitive To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.
- v. transitive To move about an area leisurely in the hope of discovering something, or looking for custom.
- v. transitive, colloquial To actively seek a romantic partner or casual sexual partner by moving about a particular area; to troll.
- v. intransitive, child development To walk while holding on to an object. (stage in development of ambulation, typically occurring at 10 months)
- v. intransitive, sports To win easily and convincingly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See cruse, a small bottle.
- v. To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the protection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder, or for pleasure.
- v. colloq. To wander hither and thither on land.
- v. (Forestry) To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.
- v. To travel primarily for pleasure, or without any fixed purpose, rather than with the main goal of reaching a particular destination.
- v. To cruise over or about.
- v. (Forestry) To explore with reference to capacity for the production of lumber.
- 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 pleasure.
- n. A voyage aboard a ship, in which the activities on the ship itself form a major objective of the voyage; -- used particularly of vacation voyages, or voyages during which some special activity occurs on board the ship, such as a series of seminars.
- v. travel at a moderate speed
- v. sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
- n. an ocean trip taken for pleasure
- v. drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
- v. look for a sexual partner in a public place
- From Dutch kruisen ("cross, sail around"), from kruis ("cross"), from Middle Dutch cruce, from Latin crux (Wiktionary)
- Dutch kruisen, to cross, from kruis, cross, from Middle Dutch cruce, from Latin crux, cruc-, cross. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word cruise conjures up a different notion in every individual.”
“I hope this cruise is a sucess for everyone involved.”
“ROBERTS: Yes, it's a 360-foot, what they call a cruise ship, really it's more like a large river boat, if you will.”
“But it's a more balanced account than you generally get from such television specials, and anyone who has been on a cruise is likely to find it entertaining and at times enlightening.”
“Referred to simply as the Gothic Cruise (for brevity), this cruise is for fans of goth and industrial music and has been held annually for the past 15 years.”
“And the ship, having just finished its shakedown cruise, is just in too bad a shape for me to believe Starfleet would have ever let it leave spacedock.”
“Actually, it ended at six goals, the USA in cruise control the rest of the afternoon.”
“Take the cruise from the Arsenal boat docks to the end of the line at the other side of Paris, it goes thru the 10th and has the bridges from "Amelie" -- go the the markets at Bastille and Aligre. bonnie roquebrun/san diego”
“Lots of countries are investing in cruise and ballistic missiles …”
“MER could do no calibration of the cameras in cruise other than dark current, since they were all wrapped up in the dark inside the aeroshell.”
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