Trip vs Cruiser - What's the difference?

trip | cruiser |

As nouns the difference between trip and cruiser

is that trip is trip while cruiser is (nautical|in the days of sail) a frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.




(en noun)
  • A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
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  • A stumble or misstep.
  • (figurative) An error; a failure; a mistake.
  • * (John Milton)
  • Imperfect words, with childish trips .
  • * Harte
  • Each seeming trip , and each digressive start.
  • A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
  • A faux pas, a social error.
  • Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
  • (engineering) A mechanical or electrical cutout device.
  • A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
  • * Sir (Walter Scott)
  • His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
  • (obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
  • * (Geoffrey Chaucer)
  • A trip of cheese.
  • The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
  • * South
  • It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
  • (nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
  • (obsolete, UK, Scotland, dialect) A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
  • (obsolete) A troop of men; a host.
  • (Robert of Brunne)
  • A flock of wigeons.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * bad trip * boat trip * business trip * day trip * ego trip * fam trip * field trip * guilt trip * head trip * power trip * road trip * round trip * trip down memory lane * trip hop * trippy * trip to the woodshed


  • To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.
  • Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
  • To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.
  • A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
  • * 1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 5
  • Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
  • To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc.
  • * John Locke
  • till his tongue trip
  • * South
  • A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
  • * Dryden
  • Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to trip , but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.
  • (obsolete) To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
  • * Shakespeare
  • These her women can trip me if I err.
  • To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.
  • When we get into the factory, trip the lights.
  • To be activated, as by a signal or an event.
  • The alarm system tripped , throwing everyone into a panic.
  • To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
  • After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
  • To journey, to make a trip.
  • Last summer we tripped to the coast.
  • (dated) To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
  • * Milton
  • Come, and trip it, as you go, / On the light fantastic toe.
  • * Dryden
  • She bounded by, and tripped so light / They had not time to take a steady sight.
  • (nautical) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
  • (nautical) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
  • Derived terms

    * trip out * trip over * tripper * trip the light fantastic * trip up * tripwire


  • (poker slang) Of or relating to .
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    (wikipedia cruiser) (en noun)
  • (nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
  • (nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
  • (nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
  • (nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience; also cruise ship.
  • (nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
  • (US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
  • One who attends cruises.
  • Derived terms

    * loser cruiser