Search Result for "cruise":
1. an ocean trip taken for pleasure;
[syn: cruise, sail]
1. drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure;
- Example: "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
2. travel at a moderate speed;
- Example: "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"
3. look for a sexual partner in a public place;
- Example: "The men were cruising the park"
4. sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing;
- Example: "We were cruising in the Caribbean"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cruise \Cruise\ (kr[udd]s), n. See Cruse, a small bottle. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cruise \Cruise\, v. t. 1. To cruise over or about. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Forestry) To explore with reference to capacity for the production of lumber; as, to cruise a section of land. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cruise \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.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 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 pirate cruises to seize vessels; a yacht cruises for the pleasure of the owner. [1913 Webster] Ships of war were sent to cruise near the isle of Bute. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for pleasure. --Young. [1913 Webster] 2. To wander hither and thither on land. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Forestry) To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. To travel primarily for pleasure, or without any fixed purpose, rather than with the main goal of reaching a particular destination. To cruise the streets of town, looking for an interesting party to crash. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cruise \Cruise\, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] He feigned a compliance with some of his men, who were bent upon going a cruise to Manilla. --Dampier. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: 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. [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "cruise": aeroplane, airlift, airplane, balloon, be airborne, boat, campaign, canoe, carry sail, circumnavigate, coast, course, cross, crossing, drift, fare, ferry, flit, fly, glide, globe-trot, go abroad, go by ship, go on safari, go on shipboard, go overseas, go to sea, hit the trail, hop, hover, hydroplane, jaunt, jet, journey, leg, make a journey, make a passage, make a pilgrimage, make a trip, motorboat, navigate, ocean trip, passage, peregrinate, pilgrim, pilgrimage, ply, range the world, row, rubberneck, run, sail, sail round, sail the sea, sailplane, scull, sea trip, seafare, seaplane, shakedown cruise, sight-see, soar, steam, steamboat, take a trip, take a voyage, take the air, take the road, take wing, tour, travel, traverse, trek, volplane, voyage, wayfare, wing, yacht