HyperDic: sail

English > 7 senses of the word sail:
VERBmotionsailtraverse or travel on (a body of water)
motionsail, sweepmove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
motionsailtravel on water propelled by wind
motionsail, voyage, navigatetravel on water propelled by wind or by other means
NOUNartifactsail, canvas, canvass, sheeta large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
actsail, cruisean ocean trip taken for pleasure
artifactsailany structure that resembles a sail
sail > pronunciation
Soundssey'l
Rhymesail ... Yale: 95 rhymes with eyl...
English > sail: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.
Synonymscanvas, canvass, sheet
Part ofsailing vessel, sailing shipA vessel that is powered by the wind
PartsreefOne of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind
Narrowerballoon sailAny light loose sail
crossjack, mizzen courseThe lowermost sail on a mizzenmast
fore-and-aft sailAny sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
foresailThe lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
headsailAny sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
main-topsailA topsail set on the mainmast
mainsailThe lowermost sail on the mainmast
press of sail, press of canvasThe greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely
royalA sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
save-allA sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger / larger sail
skysailThe sail above the royal on a square-rigger
square sailA four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast
topgallant, topgallant sailA sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
topsailA sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast
Broaderpiece of cloth, piece of materialA separate part consisting of fabric
Spanishlona, tela, vela
Catalantela, vela de vaixell, vela
Verbssailtravel on water propelled by wind
sailtraverse or travel on (a body of water)
English > sail: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn ocean trip taken for pleasure.
Synonymcruise
Broaderocean trip, voyageAn act of traveling by water
Spanishcrucero, navegación
Catalancreuer
Verbssailtravel on water propelled by wind
sailtravel on water propelled by wind or by other means
sailtraverse or travel on (a body of water)
English > sail: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAny structure that resembles a sail.
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
English > sail: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningtraverse or travel on (a body of water).
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey sail the river; They sail down the river
Examples
  • "We sailed the Atlantic"
  • "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
Broadertravel, journeyTravel upon or across
Spanishnavegar
Catalannavegar
Nounssailan ocean trip taken for pleasure
saila large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
sailorany member of a ship's crew
sailora serviceman in the navy
English > sail: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"
Synonymsweep
Narrowerswansweep majestically
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
See alsosail throughsucceed at easily
Similar tobrush, sweepsweep across or over
English > sail: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningTravel on water propelled by wind.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
  • "the ship sails on"
Categorynavigation, pilotage, pilotingThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
Entailed bybear down on, bear down uponSail towards another vessel, of a ship
NarrowerbeatSail with much tacking or with difficulty
jibe, gybe, jib, change courseshift from one side of the ship to the other
luff, pointSail close to the wind
outpointSail closer to the wind than
runSail before the wind
scud, rackRun before a gale
tack, wear roundTurn into the wind
wear shipturn away from the wind
weatherSail to the windward of
Broaderboatride in a boat on water
Spanishnavegar
Catalannavegar
Nounssailan ocean trip taken for pleasure
saila large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
sailingriding in a sailboat
English > sail: 7 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningtravel on water propelled by wind or by other means.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
Synonymsvoyage, navigate
Narrowerastrogatenavigate in space
cruiseSail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
Broadertravel, journeyundertake a journey or trip
Spanishnavegar
Catalannavegar
Nounssailan ocean trip taken for pleasure

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