Definitions for sailingˈseɪ lɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sailing
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sailing was never my thing,
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.
Nobody wants to rock the boat, the meeting is expected to be smooth sailing.
It is smooth sailing conditions and the expected time of arrival will be Thursday.
Translations for sailing
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- navegación, náuticaSpanish
- purjehtiminen, purjehdus-, purjehtiva, navigointi, lähtöaikaFinnish
- navigation la voileFrench
- seiltur, seilas, seilendeNorwegian
- żeglowanie, żeglarstwoPolish
- парусный спортRussian
- jedrenje, једрењеSerbo-Croatian
- seglande, seglingSwedish
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