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sail

 
Noun sail has 2 senses
  1. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet - a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    --1 is a kind of piece of cloth, piece of material
    --1 is a part of sailing vessel, sailing ship
    --1 has particulars:
     balloon sail; crossjack, mizzen course; fore-and-aft sail; foresail; headsail; mainsail; main-topsail; press of sail, press of canvas; royal; save-all; skysail; square sail; topgallant, topgallant sail; topsail
    Derived forms: verb sail3, verb sail1
  2. cruise, sail - an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    --2 is a kind of ocean trip, voyage
    Derived forms: verb sail4, verb sail3, verb sail1
Verb sail has 4 senses
  1. sail - traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, journey
    Derived forms: noun sail2, noun sail1, noun sailor2, noun sailor1
    Sample sentences:
    They sail the river
    They sail down the river
  2. sweep, sail - move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"
    --2 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. sail - travel in a boat propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
    --3 is one way to
    boat
    Derived forms: noun sail2, noun sail1, noun sailing2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. voyage, sail, navigate - travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
    --4 is one way to travel, journey
    Derived form: noun sail2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
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