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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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "cruising": aeronautics, air service, airline, astronautics, aviation, ballooning, blind flying, boating, canoeing, circumnavigation, cloud-seeding, coasting, commercial aviation, contact flying, flight, flying, general aviation, gliding, gunkholing, motorboating, navigability, navigating, navigation, passage-making, periplus, pilotage, rowing, sailing, sailplaning, sculling, sea travel, seafaring, soaring, steaming, travel by water, voyaging, water travel, winging, yachting