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cruise

 (kro͞oz)
v. cruised, cruis·ing, cruis·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To sail from place to place, as for pleasure or reconnaissance.
b. To go or move along, especially in an unhurried or unconcerned fashion: "A car, a long closed car that maybe was a Packard, came slowly down the street, and ... cruised close to the curb" (Carson McCullers).
2. To travel at a constant speed or at a speed providing maximum operating efficiency for a sustained period.
3.
a. Informal To move leisurely about an area in the hope of discovering something: taxis cruising for fares.
b. Slang To look for a sexual partner, as in a public place.
4. To move by taking steps while holding on to nearby objects for support. Used of a baby.
5. To inspect a wooded area to determine its lumber yield.
v.tr.
1. To travel about or journey over.
2. Slang
a. To look in (a public area) for a sexual partner.
b. To seek out and make a sexual overture to.
3. To inspect in order to determine lumber yield.
n.
The act or an instance of cruising, especially a sea voyage for pleasure.

[Dutch kruisen, to cross, from kruis, cross, from Middle Dutch cruce, from Latin crux, cruc-, cross.]

cruise

(kruːz)
vb
1. (intr) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
2. to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc
3. (Military) (intr) to search for enemy vessels in a warship
4. (intr) (of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel) to travel at a moderate and efficient speed
5. (intr) informal to search the streets or other public places for a sexual partner
n
(Nautical Terms) an act or instance of cruising, esp a trip by sea
[C17: from Dutch kruisen to cross, from cruis cross; related to French croiser to cross, cruise, Spanish cruzar, German kreuzen]

Cruise

(kruːz)
n
(Biography) Tom, original name Thomas Cruise Mapother. born 1962, US film actor; his films include Risky Business (1983), Top Gun (1986), Jerry Maguire (1989), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), War of the Worlds (2005), and Valkyrie (2008)

cruise

(kruz)

v. cruised, cruis•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to sail about on a pleasure trip.
2. to patrol a body of water, as a warship.
3. to fly, drive, or sail at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency for sustained travel.
4. to travel about slowly, looking for customers or to maintain order: taxis and police cars cruising in the downtown area.
5. Informal. to go about on the streets or in public areas in search of a sexual partner.
6. (of an infant) to take small steps while holding onto a wall or furniture for balance.
v.t.
7. to cruise in (a specified area).
8. Informal.
a. to visit (a street, bar, etc.) in search of a sexual partner.
b. to make sexual overtures to.
9. to inspect (a tract of forest) for the purpose of estimating lumber potential.
n.
10. a pleasure voyage on a ship.
11. the act of cruising.
[1645–55; < Dutch kruisen to cross, cruise, derivative of kruis cross]

cruise


Past participle: cruised
Gerund: cruising

Imperative
cruise
cruise
Present
I cruise
you cruise
he/she/it cruises
we cruise
you cruise
they cruise
Preterite
I cruised
you cruised
he/she/it cruised
we cruised
you cruised
they cruised
Present Continuous
I am cruising
you are cruising
he/she/it is cruising
we are cruising
you are cruising
they are cruising
Present Perfect
I have cruised
you have cruised
he/she/it has cruised
we have cruised
you have cruised
they have cruised
Past Continuous
I was cruising
you were cruising
he/she/it was cruising
we were cruising
you were cruising
they were cruising
Past Perfect
I had cruised
you had cruised
he/she/it had cruised
we had cruised
you had cruised
they had cruised
Future
I will cruise
you will cruise
he/she/it will cruise
we will cruise
you will cruise
they will cruise
Future Perfect
I will have cruised
you will have cruised
he/she/it will have cruised
we will have cruised
you will have cruised
they will have cruised
Future Continuous
I will be cruising
you will be cruising
he/she/it will be cruising
we will be cruising
you will be cruising
they will be cruising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cruising
you have been cruising
he/she/it has been cruising
we have been cruising
you have been cruising
they have been cruising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cruising
you will have been cruising
he/she/it will have been cruising
we will have been cruising
you will have been cruising
they will have been cruising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cruising
you had been cruising
he/she/it had been cruising
we had been cruising
you had been cruising
they had been cruising
Conditional
I would cruise
you would cruise
he/she/it would cruise
we would cruise
you would cruise
they would cruise
Past Conditional
I would have cruised
you would have cruised
he/she/it would have cruised
we would have cruised
you would have cruised
they would have cruised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cruise - an ocean trip taken for pleasurecruise - an ocean trip taken for pleasure  
ocean trip, voyage - an act of traveling by water
Verb1.cruise - drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure; "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
journey, travel - travel upon or across; "travel the oceans"
2.cruise - travel at a moderate speed; "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
stooge - cruise in slow or routine flights
3.cruise - look for a sexual partner in a public place; "The men were cruising the park"
search, look - search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
4.cruise - sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing; "We were cruising in the Caribbean"
navigate, voyage, sail - travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

cruise

noun
1. sail, voyage, boat trip, sea trip He and his wife were planning to go on a world cruise.
verb
1. sail, coast, voyage She wants to cruise the canals of France in a barge.
2. travel along, coast, drift, keep a steady pace A black and white police car cruised past.
Translations
تَطير الطيّاره بِسُرعَة ثابتهرِحْلَة بَحْرِيَّةرِحْلَـة سياحيّـه، جوْلة بَحْريّـهيَطوف في البَحر للتَّنَزُّه
jet rovnoměrnou rychlostíplavbaplavit seprojíždět sevýletní plavba
krydstogtsejlturbevæge sig roligtholde marchhastighed
risteily
krstarenje
tengeren utaziktengeri utazás
aka, fljúga eîa sigla á jöfnum hraîasigla umskemmtisigling
巡航
만유
jachta su kajutėmisjudėti neskubantkelionė jūrakreiseriskruizas
doties jūras braucienājūras braucienskreisēt
letieťzábavná plavba
križaritikrižarjenje
kryssning
การล่องเรือ
gemi gezisigemi yolculuğugemi yolculuğu yapmakseyir hızında yol almak
cuộc đi chơi biển bằng tàu thủy

cruise

[kruːz]
A. Ncrucero m
to go on a cruisehacer un crucero
B. VI
1. [ship, fleet] → navegar; [holidaymaker] → hacer un crucero; [plane] → volar
the car was cruising (along) at 80km/hel coche marchaba plácidamente a una velocidad de 80km/h
we are cruising at an altitude of 33,000 ftestamos volando a una altura (de crucero) de 33.000 pies
cruising speedvelocidad f de crucero
cruising altitudealtura f or altitud f de crucero
2. (fig) to cruise to victoryvencer fácilmente
3. (= pick up men/women) → ir de ligue, ir a ligar
C. VT [ship] [+ waters, seas] → surcar; [vehicle] [+ streets] → circular por
there were plenty of taxis cruising the streetshabía muchos taxis circulando por la calle
D. CPD cruise control Ncontrol m de crucero
cruise missile Nmisil m de crucero
cruise around VI + ADV (US) → pasear en coche

cruise

[ˈkruːz]
n (on ship)croisière f
to go on a cruise → faire une croisière
world cruise → croisière f autour du monde
Mediterranean cruise → croisière f en Méditerranée
vi
[ship] → croiser; [car] → rouler; [aircraft] → voler
[taxi] (looking for customers)être en maraude
[passengers on a cruise] → faire une croisière
to cruise to victory (= win easily) → remporter la victoire haut la main
[gay man] → draguer
vt [+ Caribbean, Mediterranean] → croiser danscruise missile nmissile m de croisière

cruise

vi
(person)eine Kreuzfahrt machen; (ship)kreuzen, eine Kreuzfahrt machen
(= travel at cruising speed) (car)Dauergeschwindigkeit fahren; (aircraft)(mit Reisegeschwindigkeit) fliegen; (athlete)locker laufen; (= drive around)herumfahren; the car cruises happily along at 9090 ist eine ideale Fahrgeschwindigkeit für das Auto; we were cruising along the roadwir fuhren (gemächlich) die Straße entlang; we are now cruising at a height/speed of …wir fliegen nun in einer Flughöhe/mit einer Reisegeschwindigkeit von …; the cyclist cruised down the hillder Radfahrer rollte den Berg hinunter
(fig) to cruise to victoryeinen leichten Sieg erringen
vt (ship)befahren; (car) streetsfahren auf (+dat); areaabfahren
nKreuzfahrt f; to go on or for a cruiseeine Kreuzfahrt machen

cruise

[kruːz]
1. ncrociera
to go on a cruise → fare una crociera
2. vi (ship, plane) → viaggiare a velocità di crociera; (holidaymakers) → fare una crociera; (taxi, patrol car) → circolare
the car cruises at 100 kph (Aut) → la velocità di crociera dell'auto è di 100 kmh

cruise

(kruːz) verb
1. to sail for pleasure. We're going cruising in the Mediterranean.
2. to go at a steady, comfortable speed. The plane is cruising at an altitude of 10,000 metres.
noun
a voyage from place to place made for pleasure and relaxation. They went on a cruise.
ˈcruiser noun
1. a high-speed battleship.
2. (also ˈcabin-cruiser) a motor yacht with living quarters.

cruise

رِحْلَة بَحْرِيَّة výletní plavba krydstogt Kreuzfahrt κρουαζιέρα crucero risteily croisière krstarenje crociera 巡航 만유 cruise cruise wycieczka morska cruzeiro круиз kryssning การล่องเรือ gemi gezisi cuộc đi chơi biển bằng tàu thủy 航游
References in classic literature ?
And though all hands commonly disdained the capture of those inferior creatures; and though the Pequod was not commissioned to cruise for them at all, and though she had passed numbers of them near the Crozetts without lowering a boat; yet now that a Sperm Whale had been brought alongside and beheaded, to the surprise of all, the announcement was made that a Right Whale should be captured that day, if opportunity offered.
On this I spoke to twelve Spaniards, all stout rowers, and such as could most easily leave the city; but it was no easy matter to find so many just then, because there were twenty ships out on a cruise and they had taken all the rowers with them; and these would not have been found were it not that their master remained at home that summer without going to sea in order to finish a galliot that he had upon the stocks.
Once at the end of this ridiculous cruise, once at the Lodge door, there would be nothing for it but to turn the cab and trundle back again.
Dantes obeyed, and commenced what he called his history, but which consisted only of the account of a voyage to India, and two or three voyages to the Levant until he arrived at the recital of his last cruise, with the death of Captain Leclere, and the receipt of a packet to be delivered by himself to the grand marshal; his interview with that personage, and his receiving, in place of the packet brought, a letter addressed to a Monsieur Noirtier -- his arrival at Marseilles, and interview with his father -- his affection for Mercedes, and their nuptual feast -- his arrest and subsequent examination, his temporary detention at the Palais de Justice, and his final imprisonment in the Chateau d'If.
And there, not unfrequently, sat the rough captain of a privateer, just returned from a successful cruise, in which he had captured half a dozen richly laden vessels belonging to King George's subjects.
With these, he was bravely steering his way across the continent, undismayed by danger, difficulty, or distance, in the same way that a New England coaster and his neighbors will coolly launch forth on a voyage to the Black Sea, or a whaling cruise to the Pacific.
He has left very little direct information as to the events of this eighteen months' cruise, although his whaling romance, 'Moby Dick; or, the Whale,' probably gives many pictures of life on board the Acushnet.
Your wild-cat is a bad shipmate, and should be made to cruise out of the track of Christian men,”
It would be the greatest pleasure to him to have her there to the last moment before he sailed, and perhaps find her there still when he came in from his first cruise.
The beach was a kind of public promenade where were displayed all the vagaries of a seaport on the arrival of a fleet from a long cruise.
Harvey understood from the Eldridge chart that the Old Virgin and a nest of curiously named shoals were the turning-point of the cruise, and that with good luck they would wet the balance of their salt there.
A friend of mine and I had such a lovely cruise together off the Western Islands.