To visit or pass in a decidedly stylish manner.

Also to sit around in a big boat for too long in a decidedly less-stylish manner.

Cruise (kr&udd;s), n.

See Cruse, a small bottle.


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Cruise (kr&udd;z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cruised (kr&udd;zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cruising.] [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.]


To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the potection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder, or for pleasure.

⇒ 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 priate 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.

'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for pleasure.


To wander hither and thither on land. [Colloq.]


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Cruise, n.

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.


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Cruise (?), v. i. (Forestry)

To inspect forest land for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.


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Cruise, v. t.


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.


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