thomas cruise mapother

Cruise

[krooz]
noun
Tom (Thomas Cruise Mapother, 4th) born 1962, U.S. film actor.
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cruise (kruːz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
2.  to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc
3.  (intr) to search for enemy vessels in a warship
4.  (intr) (of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel) to travel at a moderate and efficient speed
5.  informal (intr) to search the streets or other public places for a sexual partner
 
n
6.  an act or instance of cruising, esp a trip by sea
 
[C17: from Dutch kruisen to cross, from cruiscross; related to French croiser to cross, cruise, Spanish cruzar, German kreuzen]

Cruise (kruːz)
 
n
Tom. original name Thomas Cruise Mapother. born 1962, US film actor; his films include Risky Business (1983), Top Gun (1986), Jerry Maguire (1989), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and War of the Worlds (2005)

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cruise
1650s, from Du. kruisen "to cross, sail to and fro," from kruis "cross," from L. crux.
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