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What does cruise mean?

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Cruise(v. i.)

    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.

  2. Cruise(n.)

    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.

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

  5. Origin: [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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cruise

    krōōz, v.i. to sail to and fro: to rove on the sea.—n. a sailing to and fro: a voyage in various directions in search of an enemy, or for the protection of vessels.—n. Cruis′er. [Dut. kruisen, to cross—kruis, a cross.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cruise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cruise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lynda Barry:

    If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

  2. Cruise Critic McDaniel:

    For the most part, cruise lines are not required to provide much in the form of compensation, though it is at the cruise lines' discretion, and we generally see cruise lines act beyond what is required, by offering seemingly fair compensation for situations like these.

  3. John Bradberry:

    Overall, cruise ships offer an extremely safe and enjoyable environment, as always, use common sense. In the unlikely event you or a loved one experience a medical emergency, have the peace of mind of knowing that cruise ship medicine has come a long way, and that excellent medical care is typically available today on cruise ships.

  4. Cruise Planners ' Fee:

    Norwegian Cruise Lines are launching the Norwegian Escape in 2015, which was named by consumers via a Facebook contest, so travelers are already invested in it, the Norwegian Escape will be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet and features The Haven, which is almost like a separate ship, with luxury suites, private dining and more.

  5. Cruise Critic UK:

    New ship launches, Best Itineraries and onboard offerings bring more choice than before, which is great news for Cruise Critic UK holidaymakers, but can make Cruise Critic UK even harder to choose the right cruise, we aim to identify the lines we feel are at the top of their game, and highlight the latest innovations in the industry to help people when planning a cruise.

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