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 for Cruise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cruise \Cruise\ (kr[udd]s), n.
     See Cruse, a small bottle.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cruise \Cruise\, v. t.
     1. To cruise over or about.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. (Forestry) To explore with reference to capacity for the
        production of lumber; as, to cruise a section of land.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cruise \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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
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                 Ships of war were sent to cruise near the isle of
                 Bute.                              --Macaulay.
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                 'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for
                 pleasure.                          --Young.
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     2. To wander hither and thither on land. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Forestry) To inspect forest land for the purpose of
        estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. To travel primarily for pleasure, or without any fixed
        purpose, rather than with the main goal of reaching a
        particular destination. To cruise the streets of town,
        looking for an interesting party to crash.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cruise \Cruise\, n.
     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.
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              He feigned a compliance with some of his men, who
              were bent upon going a cruise to Manilla. --Dampier.
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     2. Hence: A voyage aboard a ship, in which the activities on
        the ship itself form a major objective of the voyage; --
        used particularly of vacation voyages, or voyages during
        which some special activity occurs on board the ship, such
        as a series of seminars.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cruise
      n 1: an ocean trip taken for pleasure [syn: cruise, 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "cruise":
     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
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CRUISE, mar. law. A voyage or expedition in quest of vessels or fleets of 
  the enemy which may be expected to sail through any particular track of the 
  sea, at a certain season of the year the region in which these cruises are 
  performed is usually termed the rendezvous or cruising latitude. 
       2. When the ships employed for this purpose, which are accordingly 
  called cruisers, have arrived at the destined station, they traverse the 
  sea, backwards and forwards, under an easy sail, and within a limited space, 
  conjectured to be in the track of their expected adversaries. Wesk. Ins. 
  h.t.; Lex Merc. Rediv. 271, 284; Dougl. 11. 509; Park. Ins. 58; Marsh. Ins. 
  196, 199, 520; 2 Gallis. 268. 
  
  

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