Pronunciation: krųz
n.1.See Cruse, a small bottle.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Cruised (krųzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cruising.]
1.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.
- Macaulay.
'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for pleasure.
- Young.
2.To wander hither and thither on land.
3.(Forestry) To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.
4.To travel primarily for pleasure, or without any fixed purpose, rather than with the main goal of reaching a particular destination.
v. t.1.To cruise over or about.
2.(Forestry) To explore with reference to capacity for the production of lumber; as, to cruise a section of land.
n.1.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.
2.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.
Noun1.cruise - an ocean trip taken for pleasure
Synonyms: sail
Verb1.cruise - drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure; "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
2.cruise - travel at a moderate speed; "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"
3.cruise - look for a sexual partner in a public place; "The men were cruising the park"
4.cruise - sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing; "We were cruising in the Caribbean"

CRUISE, mar. law. A voyage or expedition in quest of vessels or fleets of the enemy which may be expected to sail through any particular track of the sea, at a certain season of the year the region in which these cruises are performed is usually termed the rendezvous or cruising latitude.
     2. When the ships employed for this purpose, which are accordingly called cruisers, have arrived at the destined station, they traverse the sea, backwards and forwards, under an easy sail, and within a limited space, conjectured to be in the track of their expected adversaries. Wesk. Ins. h.t.; Lex Merc. Rediv. 271, 284; Dougl. 11. 509; Park. Ins. 58; Marsh. Ins. 196, 199, 520; 2 Gallis. 268.

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