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Definition of the noun careen

What does careen mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: careens

  1. pitching dangerously to one side

Definition of the verb careen

What does careen mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: careened | careening | careens

  1. walk as if unable to control one's movements
  2. move sideways or in an unsteady way
    • example: The ship careened out of control
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of careen: shift / tilt / wobble
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Alternative definition of the verb careen

verb

  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. [definition from late 19th c.]
  5. To career. [definition from at least early 20th c.]

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Careen

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Google previewRubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts (2016)

by Kathryn M. Rudy

A careen means going seven years dirty and barefoot, fasting on bread and water, and seven years without sleeping in the same place where you slept the night before, and seven years without being covered by a roof, except to hear the ...

Google previewThe Grammar Cookbook (2004)

by Pat Bensky

Careen means to tilt to one side, and more specifically, in nautical terms, to turn a ship onto its side for the purpose of cleaning or repairing it. Career means to rush wildly, move or run fast. The two words are easily mixed up, perhaps because ...

Google previewInside a Dog (2009)

by Dave Guthmann

They argue careen refers to a ship leaning to one side, e.g., tilting in a storm. Unfortunately, careen is now so common that career will only confuse readers— they may wonder whether “Ed's runaway car careered down Broadway” means Ed's ...

Google previewNow You Know, Volume 4 (2006)

The Book of Answers by Doug Lennox

We describe a “careening” car as one that lurches or swerves from side to side in a dangerous manner, because the word careen is the nautical term for keel. Sailing ships leaning precariously while sailing into the wind must careen or steer ...

Google previewNow You Know Big Book of Answers 2 (2008)

A Collection of Classics with 150 Fascinating New Items by Doug Lennox

We describe a “careening” car as one that lurches or swerves from side to side in a dangerous manner, because the word careen is the nautical term for keel. Sailing ships leaning precariously while sailing into the wind must careen or steer ...

Google previewNow You Know (2006)

The Book of Answers by Doug Lennox

We describe a “careening” car as one that lurches or swerves from side to side in a dangerous manner, because the word careen is the nautical term for keel. Sailing ships leaning precariously while sailing into the wind must careen or steer ...

Google previewThe Right Word! (2003)

How to Say What You Really Mean by Jan Venolia

careen, career: Careen means causing to tilt from side to side; career means moving erratically at high speed. In popular usage, careen has essentially swamped career. "A loss for the language," opines ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

careen Misused for career. t %SJWFST DSVJTFPS careen —down Woodland Hills as an alternative to Loop 323. Use career t *T UIF CBOE ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2004)

by Bill Bryson

careen. career. Occasionally confused when describing runaway vehicles and the like. Careen should convey the idea of swaying or tilting dangerously. If all you mean is ...

Google previewAn English Pronouncing Dictionary (2002)

by Daniel Jones, Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

careen, -s, -ing, -ed ka'ri:n, -z, -in, -d career (s. v.), -s, -ing, -ed ka'ria*, -z, -rin, -d care|rul, -fullest, -fully, -fulness 'kea|- fwl, -flist [-falist, -fulist], -fli [-fali, -fuli], -f winis careless, -ly, -ness 'kealis, -li, -nis caress {s. v.), -es, -ing, -ed ka'res, -iz, caret, ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun careen:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb careen:

keelwobblelurchreelstaggertiltshift

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1E1E1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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