What does careen mean?

Definitions for careenkəˈrin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word careen.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Careen

    ka-rēn′, v.t. to lay a ship on her side to repair her bottom and keel.—v.i. of a ship, to move with an inclination to one side.—n. the position of a ship laid on one side.—n. Careen′age, a place where ships are careened: the cost of careening. [Fr. carène—L. carina, the bottom of a ship, the keel.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of careen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of careen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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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

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