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sail

sail

 
 
pronunciation:
seIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large piece of cloth that is attached to a boat. Sails move boats forward by catching the wind.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sailed, sailing, sails
definition: to move over the water.
The ship sailed across the ocean.
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The words sail and sale (an instance of selling) sound alike but have different meanings.
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  boat, fish, transportation, water