cruise

[krooz]

verb (used without object), cruised, cruis·ing.

verb (used with object), cruised, cruis·ing.

noun

the act of cruising.
a pleasure voyage on a ship, usually with stops at various ports.

Origin of cruise

1645–55; < Dutch kruisen to cross, cruise, derivative of kruis cross
Related formscruis·ing·ly, adverb

Cruise

[krooz]

noun

TomThomas Cruise Mapother, 4th, born 1962, U.S. film actor.
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Examples from the Web for cruise

Contemporary Examples of cruise

Historical Examples of cruise

  • I believe the whole crew of the Delaware was sorry when the cruise was up.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • I volunteered to go one cruise in the Warren, under Mr. Byrne.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • I had got to be first-captain of the forecastle, a berth I held to the end of the cruise.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • While in the hospital, the frigate made a cruise, leaving me ashore.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • I and some other boys are planning to go off on a cruise next summer.


British Dictionary definitions for cruise

cruise

verb

(intr) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc
(intr) to search for enemy vessels in a warship
(intr) (of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel) to travel at a moderate and efficient speed
(intr) informal to search the streets or other public places for a sexual partner

noun

an act or instance of cruising, esp a trip by sea

Word Origin for cruise

C17: from Dutch kruisen to cross, from cruis cross; related to French croiser to cross, cruise, Spanish cruzar, German kreuzen

Cruise

noun

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)
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Word Origin and History for cruise
v.

1650s, from Dutch kruisen "to cross, sail to and fro," from kruis "cross," from Latin crux; cf. the sense evolution in cognate cross (v.). Related: Cruised; cruising. As a noun from 1706.

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