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Dictionary Definition

cruise n : an ocean trip taken for pleasure [syn: sail]


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"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A sea voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.


sea voyage


  1. To sail about, especially for pleasure.
  2. To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.
  3. To move about an area leisurely in the hope of discovering something, or looking for custom.
  4. In the context of "slang": To seek a sexual partner, especially a prostitute.
  5. intransitive child development To walk while holding on to an object. (stage in development of ambulation, typically occurring at 10 months)


to sail
to travel at constant speed
to move leisurely
to seek a sexual partner

Extensive Definition

Cruise may refer to:
See also: The Cruise.
cruise in German: Cruise
cruise in French: Cruise
cruise in Japanese: クルーズ
cruise in Korean: 크루즈

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aeroplane, airlift, airplane, balloon, be airborne, boat, campaign, canoe, carry sail, circumnavigate, coast, course, cross, crossing, drift, fare, ferry, flit, fly, glide, globe-trot, go abroad, go by ship, go on safari, go on shipboard, go overseas, go to sea, hit the trail, hop, hover, hydroplane, jaunt, jet, journey, leg, make a journey, make a passage, make a pilgrimage, make a trip, motorboat, navigate, ocean trip, passage, peregrinate, pilgrim, pilgrimage, ply, range the world, row, rubberneck, run, sail, sail round, sail the sea, sailplane, scull, sea trip, seafare, seaplane, shakedown cruise, sight-see, soar, steam, steamboat, take a trip, take a voyage, take the air, take the road, take wing, tour, travel, traverse, trek, volplane, voyage, wayfare, wing, yacht
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