Cruise n. See Cruse, a small bottle.
Cruise v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cruised 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.
Note: ☞ A ship cruises in any particular sea or ocean; as, in the Baltic or in the Atlantic. She cruises off any cape; as, off the Lizard; off Ushant. She cruises on a coast; as, on the coast of Africa. A pirate cruises to seize vessels; a yacht cruises for the pleasure of the owner.
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. [Colloq.]
3. Forestry To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.
Cruise, 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.
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.
He feigned a compliance with some of his men, who were bent upon going a cruise to Manilla. --Dampier.
n : an ocean trip taken for pleasure [syn: sail]
v 1: drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure;
"She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
2: travel at a moderate speed; "Please keep your seat belt
fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"
3: look for a sexual partner in a public place; "The men were
cruising the park"
4: sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or
sightseeing; "We were cruising in the Caribbean"