cruise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cruise sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing "We were cruising in the Caribbean"
    • v cruise travel at a moderate speed "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"
    • v cruise drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
    • v cruise look for a sexual partner in a public place "The men were cruising the park"
    • n cruise an ocean trip taken for pleasure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin
    • Cruise 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.
    • Cruise 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. "He feigned a compliance with some of his men, who were bent upon going a cruise to Manilla."
    • n Cruise krṳs See Cruse, a small bottle.
    • Cruise To cruise over or about.
    • Cruise (Forestry) To explore with reference to capacity for the production of lumber; as, to cruise a section of land.
    • Cruise (Forestry) To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.
    • Cruise To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the protection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder, or for pleasure. "Ships of war were sent to cruise near the isle of Bute.""'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for pleasure."
    • Cruise To travel primarily for pleasure, or without any fixed purpose, rather than with the main goal of reaching a particular destination.
    • Cruise To wander hither and thither on land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined
    • cruise To sail to and fro, or from place to place, with a definite purpose and under orders, open or sealed; specifically, to sail in search of an enemy's ships, or for the protection of commerce, or as a pirate: as, the admiral cruised between the Bahama islands and Cuba; a pirate was cruising in the gulf of Mexico.
    • n cruise A voyage made in various courses, as in search of an enemy's ships, for the protection of commerce, or for pleasure.
    • n cruise Same as cruse.
    • cruise To survey and estimate the amount and value of standing timber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
    • v.i Cruise krōōz to sail to and fro: to rove on the sea
    • n Cruise a sailing to and fro: a voyage in various directions in search of an enemy, or for the protection of vessels
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Quotations

  • Lynda Barry
    Lynda Barry
    “If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.”
  • Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster
    “I don't need to be Tom Cruise. I just need to work forever.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

I always keep within a few miles of the shore, on a long cruise.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
I have to find a crew for her, for we are going off on a cruise in three or four days.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
Several vessels had been left in the north to cruise up and down the coast.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Four years at the Naval Academy, a two years' sea cruise, and a year of actual service had made many changes in Denman.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
We've quite a lot of supplies aboard, this early in the cruise.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
The expedition assigned to Captain Barry which he came near being deprived of by Congress was a cruise in the Delaware River.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
For some cause almost all the lieutenants had been detached, the cruise being thought ended.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Two lads, Teddy Wright and Neal Emery, embark on the steam yacht Day Dream for a cruise to the tropics.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
Evidently Stede Bonnet had sent off word to be all taut and ready to hoist sail for another cruise.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
I never knew any good to come to sailormen cruising around on dry land any more than on this trip.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
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In poetry:

The Western Ocean is wide and deep,
And wild its tempests blow,
But bravely rides “Old Ironsides,”
A-cruising to and fro.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
Maunching thistle and knotweed on her snout-
cruise—
Bloat tun of milk
On the move, hedged by a litter of feat-foot ninnies
"Sow" by Sylvia Plath
All without the Fiord was quiet
But within it storm and riot,
Such as on his Viking cruises
Raud the Strong was wont to ride.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And they have known thee high peruse
The heavens, and deep the earth, till thou
Didst into the flushed circle cruise
Where reason quits the brow.
"The Last Contention" by George Meredith
Royal was that fleet and mighty,
By our shore at anchor lying;
We were wont to see it near us
Or to hear the wondrous tidings
Of its cruises and its conquests.
"P. A. Munch" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Second Sailor. And I had thought to make
A good round Sum upon this cruise, and turn -
For I am getting on in life - to something
That has less ups and downs than robbery.
"A Dramatic Poem" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

To keep clients riding the vacation wave, river cruise companies are creating more and more in-depth pre- and post-cruise options.
Valkyrie director Bryan Singer and star Tom Cruise in front of Cruise's P-51 Mustang.
Cruise Lines Face Y2K Supplier Squalls The world's biggest cruise lines have safeguarded their own computers against Year 2000 glitches, but still face possible electronic squalls arising at food vendors and other suppliers.
Victoria Cruises has cut fares by a good half for its winter cruises along the Yangtze River .
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) has recently joined the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies ( ACTA ) as an exclusive cruise line partner.
A traveler's Princess Cruises trip is canceled, and she receives a refund for the cruise but not her nearly $1,400 airfare .
It may seem unlikely, but this holiday season passengers on most Princess Cruise ships will find themselves in a winter wonderland as snow magically falls in the ships' atriums on December cruises.
Disney Cruise Line offers a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas for as low as $479, based on double occupancy.
The Costa Fascinosa is the new flagship of Costa Cruises and one of the many new cruise ships that have been launched in recent years.
Carnival Cruise Lines offers a seven-night western Caribbean cruise for as little as $419 per person, based on double occupancy.
Carnival Cruise Lines offers a seven-night western Caribbean cruise for as little as $419 per person, based on double occupancy.
Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise n New York City.
HOUSTON (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises will set sail from the Houston area.
HOUSTON — Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises will set sail from the Houston area.
Radio Texas Live host Buddy Logan will be cruising it next week on the 'Friends of Habitat of Humanity cruise.
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In science:

Adler experiment is to measure the flux of low energy atmospheric muons at aircraft cruising altitudes as a function of geomagnetic coordinates.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
However, it seems that information in a message on possible correlations of gondoliers traffic in Venice could be much more valuable than a cruise schedule along the Amstel embankments.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
For all edges transversed up to entry, we use the cruising velocities assumed by the planner.
Experiences with a simplified microsimulation for the Dallas/Fort Worth area
Once, Boris’s wife, Olga, was ‘allowed’, I think that is the right term, to go on a vacation consisting of a cruise on the Black Sea (and maybe also the Mediterranean).
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
The cruise was for artists (she was a well-known opera singer).
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
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