1. a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
Definition categories: man–made
2. an ocean trip taken for pleasure
Similar word(s): cruise
3. any structure that resembles a sail
Sentences with sail as a noun:
- Let's go for a sail.
- Twenty sail were in sight.
- We caught three sails today.
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
Similar word(s): sweep
3. travel on water propelled by wind
- I love sailing, especially on the open sea
- the ship sails on
4. travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
- The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow
Sentences with sail as a verb:
- We sail for Australia tomorrow.
- The duchess sailed haughtily out of the room.