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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
Noun: sail  seyl
  1. A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    - canvas, canvass, sheet
  2. An ocean trip taken for pleasure
    - cruise
  3. Any structure that resembles a sail

Sounds like: sac, sai

Derived forms: sails, sailed, sailing

See also: nail [informal]

Type of: boat, construction, journey, move, ocean trip, piece of cloth, piece of material, structure, travel, voyage

Part of: sailing ship, sailing vessel

Encyclopedia: Sail, Oliver