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  Definition of sail
  1. an ocean trip taken for pleasure
  2. a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  3. travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
  4. traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
  5. move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"
  6. travel in a boat propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
Similar Words: cruise, canvas, canvass, sheet, voyage, navigate, sweep

 

See Also: breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail

 

Hyponyms: balloon sail, crossjack, mizzen course, fore-and-aft sail, foresail, headsail, mainsail, main-topsail, press of sail, press of canvas, royal, save-all, skysail, square sail, topgallant, topgallant sail, topsail, astrogate, cruise, swan, run, luff, point, weather, beat, scud, rack, outpoint, tack, wear round, wear ship, jibe, gybe, jib, change course

 

Grouped Verbs: brush, sweep

 

Part Meronyms: sailing vessel, sailing ship

 

Derivational Morphology: voyage, navigate, cruise, navigation, ocean trip, voyager, canvas, canvass, sheet, bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy, crewman, sweep, sailing

 

Anagrams: sial

 

Language Translations:
Danish: sejl and sejle   Dutch: zeil and zeilen  
Finnish: liitää and purje and purjehtia   French: naviger à voile and voler  
German: Segel and segeln   Greek: πανί and πλέω and αρμενίζω  
Icelandic: segl and sigla   Italian: navigare a vela and vela and veleggiare  
Korean:   Latin: navigo and velum  
Norwegian: seil and seile   Polish: żagiel  
Portuguese: vela and velejar   Romanian: naviga and velă  
Serbian: jedro   Slovene: jadrati and jadro  
Spanish: vela   Swedish: segel and segla  
Telugu: తెరచాప   Welsh: hwyl  
 
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