Definitions for careenkəˈrin

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word careen

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. rock, careen, sway, tilt(verb)

    pitching dangerously to one side

  2. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen(verb)

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

  3. careen, wobble, shift, tilt(verb)

    move sideways or in an unsteady way

    "The ship careened out of control"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. careen(Verb)

    To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.

  2. careen(Verb)

    To tilt on one side.

  3. careen(Verb)

    To lurch or sway violently from side to side.

  4. careen(Verb)

    To tilt or lean while in motion.

  5. careen(Verb)

    To career.

  6. Origin: Late 16th century, from carene (keel), from (Genoese) carena, from carina (keel of a ship).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Careen(verb)

    to cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water line; to case to be off the keel

  2. Careen(verb)

    to incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel

  3. Origin: [OF. cariner, F. carner, fr. OF. carne, the bottom of a ship, keel, fr. L. carina.]

Translations for careen

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • накренявам, наклонявамBulgarian
  • carenarSpanish
  • kallistaa, kallistua, heilua, horjuaFinnish
  • se coucher, battre ou mettre en carène, carénerFrench
  • krenge, slingre, skjene, kjølhale, skrenseNorwegian
  • накрениться, шататься, килевать, крениться, шатнуться, кренговатьRussian

Get even more translations for careen »


Find a translation for the careen definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these careen definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"careen." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for careen? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for careen:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.