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Adjective sailing has 1 sense
  1. at sea, sailing - traveling by boat or ship
    Antonym: aground (indirect, via sunken, afloat)
    Antonyms: sunken, submerged (indirect, via afloat, aground)
Noun sailing has 4 senses
  1. seafaring, navigation, sailing - the work of a sailor
    --1 is a kind of employment, work
    --1 has parts: steering, steerage
    --1 has particulars: cabotage
  2. sailing - riding in a sailboat
    --2 is a kind of
    water travel, seafaring
    --2 has particulars: luff; beat; tack
    Derived form: verb sail3
  3. sailing - the departure of a vessel from a port
    --3 is a kind of
    departure, going, going away, leaving
  4. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing - the activity of flying a glider
    --4 is a kind of flight, flying
    --4 has particulars: hang gliding; parasailing
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
    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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