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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"


  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.


  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.]


  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.

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  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. Eric Fehrnstrom:

    Trump is on cruise control.

  2. Kerry Scarpinito:

    I understand they want you to cruise again.

  3. Scientologist John Travolta:

    It wouldn't make sense, nor would it for Tom (Cruise), I imagine.

  4. Ronnie Lindboe:

    This is our party car. We're here to cruise, drink and meet girls.

  5. Lynda Barry:

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

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