Definitions for CRUISEkruz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cruisekruz(v.; n.)cruised, cruis•ing

  1. (v.i.)to sail about on a pleasure trip.

  2. to patrol a body of water, as a warship.

    Category: Military

  3. to fly, drive, or sail at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency for sustained travel.

    Category: Transportation

  4. to travel about slowly, looking for customers or to maintain order:

    taxis and police cars cruising in the downtown area.

  5. Informal.to go about on the streets or in public areas in search of a sexual partner.

    Category: Informal

  6. (of an infant) to take small steps while holding onto a wall or furniture for balance.

  7. (v.t.)to cruise in (a specified area).

  8. Informal. to visit (a street, bar, etc.) in search of a sexual partner. to make sexual overtures to.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  9. to inspect (a tract of forest) for the purpose of estimating lumber potential.

    Category: Agriculture

  10. (n.)a pleasure voyage on a ship.

  11. the act of cruising.

Origin of cruise:

1645–55; < D kruisen to cross, cruise, der. of kruiscross

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cruise, sail(verb)

    an ocean trip taken for pleasure

  2. cruise(verb)

    drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure

    "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"

  3. cruise(verb)

    travel at a moderate speed

    "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"

  4. cruise(verb)

    look for a sexual partner in a public place

    "The men were cruising the park"

  5. cruise(verb)

    sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing

    "We were cruising in the Caribbean"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cruise(noun)kruz

    an ocean trip on a large boat

    We're going on a cruise to Alaska.; a cruise ship

  2. cruise(verb)kruz

    (of a plane or ship) to move along at a steady speed

    We'll be cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet.

  3. cruisekruz

    to drive a car slowly around, looking for sth

    police cars cruising the neighborhood; teenagers out cruising at night

Wiktionary

  1. cruise(Noun)

    A sea voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.

  2. cruise(Verb)

    To sail about, especially for pleasure.

  3. cruise(Verb)

    To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.

  4. cruise(Verb)

    To move about an area leisurely in the hope of discovering something, or looking for custom.

  5. cruise(Verb)

    To actively seek a romantic partner or casual sexual partner by moving about a particular area; to troll.

  6. cruise(Verb)

    To walk while holding on to an object. (stage in development of ambulation, typically occurring at 10 months)

  7. cruise(Verb)

    To win easily and convincingly.

    Germany cruised to a World Cup victory over the short-handed Australians.

  8. Origin: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cruise(noun)

    see Cruse, a small bottle

  2. Cruise(verb)

    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

  3. Cruise(verb)

    to wander hither and thither on land

  4. Cruise(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Cruise

    Cruise is the level portion of aircraft travel where flight is most fuel efficient. It occurs between ascent and descent phases and is usually the majority of a journey. Technically, cruising consists of heading changes only at a constant airspeed and altitude. It ends as the aircraft approaches the destination where the descent phase of flight commences in preparation for landing. For most commercial passenger aircraft, the cruise phase of flight consumes the majority of fuel. As this lightens the aircraft considerably, higher altitudes are more efficient for additional fuel economy. However, for operational and air traffic control reasons it is necessary to stay at the cleared flight level. On long haul flights, the pilot may climb from one flight level to a higher one as clearance is requested and given from air traffic control. This maneuver is called a step climb. Commercial or passenger aircraft are usually designed for optimum performance at their cruise speed or VC. There is also an optimum cruise altitude for a particular aircraft type and conditions including payload weight, center of gravity, air temperature, humidity, and speed. This altitude is usually where the higher ground speeds, the increase in drag power, and the decrease in engine power and efficiency at higher altitudes are balanced.


Translations for CRUISE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cruise(verb)

to sail for pleasure

We're going cruising in the Mediterranean.

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