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Webster 1913 Edition


Careen

Ca-reen′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Careened
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Careening
.]
[OF.
cariner
, F.
caréner
, fr. OF.
carène
, 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.

Ca-reen′

,
Verb.
I.
To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel.

Webster 1828 Edition


Careen

CAREEN

,
Verb.
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

,
Verb.
I.
To incline to one side, as a ship under a press of sail.

Definition 2022


careen

careen

English

Verb

careen (third-person singular simple present careens, present participle careening, simple past and past participle careened)

  1. (nautical) To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
  2. (nautical) To tilt on one side.
  3. To lurch or sway violently from side to side.
  4. To tilt or lean while in motion. [from late 19th c.]
  5. To career, to move rapidly straight ahead. [from at least early 20th c.]
    • 1909, E.M. Forster, I”, in The Machine Stops:
      They were not motionless, but swayed to and fro above her head, thronging out of one sky-light into another, as if the universe and not the air-ship was careening.

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Spanish

Verb

careen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of carear.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of carear.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of carear.