see also: Cruise
Pronunciation Noun

cruise (plural cruises)

  1. A sea or lake voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.
  2. (aeronautics) Portion of aircraft travel at a constant airspeed and altitude between ascent and descent phases.
  3. (US, military, informal) A period spent in the Marine Corps.
    • 1919, United States. Marine Corps, Recruiters' Bulletin (page 16)
      I ended my cruise of four years in the Marine Corps at the first Officers' Training Camp for enlisted men at Quantico […]
    • 2015, George Barnett, Andy Barnett, George Barnett, Marine Corps Commandant: A Memoir, 1877-1923
      The New Orleans had to have numerous alterations made, and as the Chicago was just about going into commission, I was ordered to that ship to finish my cruise.
Translations Verb

cruise (cruises, present participle cruising; past and past participle cruised)

  1. (intransitive) To sail about, especially for pleasure.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, […].
  2. (intransitive) To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.
  3. (transitive) To move about an area leisurely in the hope of discovering something, or looking for custom.
  4. (ambitransitive, forestry) To inspect (forest land) for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.
  5. (transitive, colloquial) To actively seek a romantic partner or casual sexual partner by moving about a particular area; to troll.
  6. (intransitive, child development) To walk while holding on to an object (stage in development of ambulation, typically occurring at 10 months).
  7. (intransitive, sports) To win easily and convincingly.
    Germany cruised to a World Cup victory over the short-handed Australians.
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