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Noun: sailing  sey-ling
  1. The work of a sailor
    - seafaring, navigation
     
  2. Riding in a sailing boat
     
  3. The departure of a vessel from a port
     
  4. The activity of flying a glider
    - glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring
Verb: sail  seyl
  1. Traverse or travel on (a body of water)
    "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
     
  2. Move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
    "Shreds of paper sailed through the air";
    - sweep
     
  3. Travel on water propelled by wind
    "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
     
  4. Travel on water as a means of transport or on a tour
    "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow";
    - voyage, navigate

Derived forms: sailings

See also: sail through

Type of: boat, departure, employment, flight, flying, going, going away, journey, leaving, move, seafaring, travel, water travel, work

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