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Careen definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CAREEN, v.t. In sea language, to heave or bring a ship to lie on one side, for the purpose of calking, repairing, cleansing, or paying over with pitch, the other side.
CAREEN, v.i. To incline to one side, as a ship under a press of sail.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: rock, careen, sway, tilt] v
1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room" [syn: stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen]
2: move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control" [syn: careen, wobble, shift, tilt]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: from carine side of a ship, from Middle French, submerged part of a hull, from Latin carina hull, half of a nutshell; perhaps akin to Greek karyon nut Date: circa 1583 transitive verb 1. to put (a ship or boat) on a beach especially in order to clean, caulk, or repair the hull 2. to cause to heel over intransitive verb 1. a. to careen a boat b. to undergo this process 2. to heel over 3. to sway from side to side ; lurch <a careening carriage being pulled wildly…by a team of runaway horses — J. P. Getty> 4. career II. noun Date: 1712 archaic the act or process of careening ; the state of being careened

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. turn (a ship) on one side for cleaning, caulking, or repair. 2 a intr. tilt; lean over. b tr. cause to do this. 3 intr. US swerve about; career. Usage: Sense 3 is infl. by career (v.). Derivatives: careenage n. Etymology: earlier as noun, = careened position of ship, f. F carène f. It. carena f. L carina keel

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Careen Ca*reen", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Careened; p. pr. & vb. n. Careening.] [OF. cariner, F. car['e]ner, fr. OF. car[`e]ne, the bottom of a ship, keel, fr. L. carina.] (Naut.) To cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water line; to case to be off the keel.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Careen Ca*reen", v. i. To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(careens, careening, careened) To careen somewhere means to rush forward in an uncontrollable way. (mainly AM) He stood to one side as they careened past him... = career, hurtle VERB: V prep/adv

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Lay on one side. II. v. n. Lean to one side, incline to one side.

Moby Thesaurus

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