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    sail

    sail - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sail

    Definition
    (noun) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    Synonyms : canvas , canvass , sheet
    Definition
    (noun) an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    Synonyms : cruise
    Definition
    (noun) any structure that resembles a sail Definition
    (verb) traverse or travel on (a body of water)
    Example Sentence
    • We sailed the Atlantic
    • He sailed the Pacific all alone
    Definition
    (verb) move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
    Synonyms : sweep
    Example Sentence
    • The diva swept into the room
    • Shreds of paper sailed through the air
    • The searchlights swept across the sky
    Definition
    (verb) travel on water propelled by wind
    Example Sentence
    • I love sailing, especially on the open sea
    • the ship sails on
    Definition
    (verb) travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
    Synonyms : navigate , voyage
    Example Sentence
    • The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow
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