(Cruise) n. See Cruse, a small bottle.
(Cruise) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cruised (kr&uddzd); 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.]
1. 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.
2. To wander hither and thither on land. [Colloq.]
(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.
(Cruis"er) n. One who, or a vessel that, cruises; usually an armed vessel.
(Cruive) n. A kind of weir or dam for trapping salmon; also, a hovel. [Scot.]
(Crull) a. [See Curl.] Curly; curled. [Obs.]
(Crul"ler) n. [Cf. Curl.] A kind of sweet cake cut in strips and curled or twisted, and fried crisp
in boiling fat. [Also written kruller.]
(Crumb) n. [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G. krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.] [Written
1. A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.
Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.
Luke xvi. 21.
2. Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.