Definitions for sailingˈseɪ lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sail•ingˈseɪ lɪŋ(n.)

  1. the activity of one that sails.

  2. any of various methods for determining courses and distances by means of charts or with reference to longitudes and latitudes, great circles, etc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seafaring, navigation, sailing(noun)

    the work of a sailor

  2. sailing(noun)

    riding in a sailboat

  3. sailing(noun)

    the departure of a vessel from a port

  4. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing(noun)

    the activity of flying a glider

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sailing(noun)ˈseɪ lɪŋ

    the activity of moving through the water in a sailboat

    We went sailing in the bay.

  2. sailingˈseɪ lɪŋ

    the departure time of a boat

    the 10.a.m. sailing


  1. sailing(Noun)

    Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise

  2. sailing(Noun)

    Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel

  3. sailing(Noun)

    The time of departure from a port

  4. sailing(Adjective)

    Travelling by ship

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sailing

    of Sail

  2. Sailing(noun)

    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

  3. Sailing(noun)

    the art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing


  1. 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.

Anagrams of sailing

  1. ailings, nilgais

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