seafaring, navigation, sailing(noun)
the work of a sailor
riding in a sailboat
the departure of a vessel from a port
glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing(noun)
the activity of flying a glider
Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
The time of departure from a port
Travelling by ship
the act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage
the art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing
Sailing is the propulsion of a vehicle and the control of its movement with large foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centreboard, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to move the vessel relative to its surrounding medium and change its direction and speed. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves and an understanding of one's surroundings. While there are still some places in the world where sail-powered passenger, fishing and trading vessels are used, these craft have become rarer as internal combustion engines have become economically viable in even the poorest and most remote areas. In most countries sailing is enjoyed as a recreational activity or as a sport. Recreational sailing or yachting can be divided into racing and cruising. Cruising can include extended offshore and ocean-crossing trips, coastal sailing within sight of land, and daysailing.
The numerical value of sailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Even if it is made up of gold, the sailing boat can go nowhere without the humble wind!
He often comes down to the boat – just goes sailing. So I wasn’t worried except when he didn't come home for Valentine’s. I got flowers for Valentine’s, but he wasn’t there.
Were this world an endless pain, and by sailing eastward we could forever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage.
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Translations for sailing
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- navegación, náuticaSpanish
- purjehtiminen, purjehdus-, purjehtiva, navigointi, lähtöaikaFinnish
- navigation la voile, voileFrench
- 帆走, セーリングJapanese
- seiltur, seilas, seilendeNorwegian
- żeglowanie, żeglarstwoPolish
- парусный спортRussian
- jedrenje, једрењеSerbo-Croatian
- seglande, seglingSwedish
- вітрильний спортUkrainian
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