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sail

sail

 
 
pronunciation:
seIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large piece of cloth that is attached to a boat. Sails move boats forward by catching the wind.
 
definition 2: anything like a sail that is used to catch the force of the wind.
The part of a windmill that catches the wind is called a sail.
synonyms:
blade, vane
definition 3: a trip on a sailboat.
We had a beautiful sail around the lake.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sailed, sailing, sails
definition 1: to move over the water.
The boat sailed across the lake.
similar words:
course, cruise, skim, steam
definition 2: to travel on a sailboat.
We will sail down the coast for vacation this summer.
synonyms:
boat, cruise
definition 3: to begin a trip on a boat.
The ship will sail at sunset.
synonyms:
embark, launch
definition 4: to operate a sailboat.
My aunt is teaching me to sail.
similar words:
cruise, navigate
definition 5: to travel quickly or without difficulty.
The kite sailed through the air.He sailed through his classes.
synonyms:
glide
similar words:
breeze, drift, float, flow, fly, ride, skim, slip, soar, sweep
Homophone Note
The words sail and sale (an instance of selling) sound alike but have different meanings.
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