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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cruise, sailverb

    an ocean trip taken for pleasure

  2. cruiseverb

    drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure

    "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"

  3. cruiseverb

    travel at a moderate speed

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

  4. cruiseverb

    look for a sexual partner in a public place

    "The men were cruising the park"

  5. cruiseverb

    sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing

    "We were cruising in the Caribbean"

GCIDE

  1. Cruiseverb

    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.

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Cruisenoun

    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. cruisenoun

    A sea voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

  2. cruiseverb

    To sail about, especially for pleasure.

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

  3. cruiseverb

    To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

  4. cruiseverb

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

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

  5. cruiseverb

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

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

  6. cruiseverb

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

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

  7. cruiseverb

    To win easily and convincingly.

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

    Etymology: From kruisen, from kruis, from cruce, from crux

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cruisenoun

    see Cruse, a small bottle

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Cruiseverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Cruiseverb

    to wander hither and thither on land

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Cruisenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cruise

    A voyage in quest of an enemy expected to sail through any particular tract of the sea at a certain season,--the seeker traversing the cruising latitude under easy sail, backward and forward. The parts of seas frequented by whales are called the cruising grounds of whalers.

Rap Dictionary

  1. cruiseverb

    Driving around, preferably showing off your car. "Sittin back cruising through the slow breeze" -- Twista (Feels So Good).

  2. cruiseverb

    Looking for members of the opposite sex to holla at. Could be in your car, could be at a party, could be walking down the street. "Me and my boys go cruisin' for honeys".

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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

Examples of CRUISE in a Sentence

  1. Stewart Chiron:

    Thankfully this story has a happy ending for the couple but cruise ships are not floating hospitals.

  2. Michael Bivona:

    The opportunities on cruise ships are endless, where else can retirees spend time teaching what they enjoy while traveling around the world, eating wonderful food and earning extra pocket money?Possible jobs onboard cruise ships include golf instructors, scuba diving/water sports instructors, bridge instructors, arts and crafts instructors, caricature artists, dance instructors and photographers.I have a friend who has been a dance host on ships for six years, and plans on continuing for as long as his legs hold out.

  3. Lincoln Riley:

    One day a guy’s about to make a million and a half (dollars) and cruise to a six shot victory, and then all of a sudden he’s out of there and he’s vaccinated the next week.

  4. John Boyd Jr.:

    The Cuban ports, including Havana, are all too shallow to accommodate the large modern ships of major cruise lines, also, some Cuban ports are inland, necessitating negotiating unmapped, narrow channels ….

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    If you're a person with an underlying condition and you are particularly an elderly person with an underlying condition, you need to think twice about getting on a plane, on a long trip, and not only think twice, just don't get on a cruise ship.

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