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sail

sail

 
 
pronunciation:
seIl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
make sail, set sail, under sail, sail into
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large piece of fabric or the like that may be mounted on a vessel and extended to catch the force of the wind for propulsion.
 
definition 2: any similar apparatus used to catch the force of the wind.
synonyms:
blade, vane
definition 3: a voyage or excursion made in a sailing vessel.
definition 4: (sometimes pl.) the sails of a vessel, considered collectively.
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phrase: make sail
phrase: set sail
phrase: under sail
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sailed, sailing, sails
definition 1: of a ship or other vessel, to move.
similar words:
course, cruise, scud, skim, steam
definition 2: to travel by water; travel on a boat.
synonyms:
boat, cruise, ship
similar words:
yacht
definition 3: to begin traveling; start a journey.
synonyms:
embark, launch, put, shove off, weigh anchor
definition 4: to operate a sailboat.
similar words:
cruise, navigate
definition 5: to travel briskly or effortlessly, as if driven by the wind.
The kite sailed through the air.The dog sailed down the street.He sailed through his classes.
synonyms:
glide, scud
similar words:
breeze, drift, float, flow, fly, ride, skim, slip, soar, spin, sweep
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to travel in, over, upon, or through using the force of sails.
synonyms:
cruise, navigate
similar words:
skim, sweep
definition 2: to operate or navigate (a vessel).
synonyms:
navigate
similar words:
pilot
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phrase: sail into
Homophone Note
The words sail and sale (an instance of selling) sound alike but have different meanings.
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