Definitions for yachtyɒt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a vessel used for private cruising, racing, or other noncommercial purposes.
(v.i.)to sail or voyage in a yacht.
Origin of yacht:
1550–60; < early D jaght, short for jaghtschip hunting ship
yacht, racing yacht(verb)
an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
travel in a yacht
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large sailing boat
to sail a yacht
A slick and light ship for making pleasure trips or racing on water, having sails but often motor-powered. At times used as a residence offshore on a dock.
Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.
To sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
Origin: ca. 1557; variant of yaught, earlier yeaghe ‘light, fast-sailing ship’, from obsolete jaghte 'hunt' (modern jacht), short for jaghtschip, jageschip ‘light sailing vessel, fast pirate ship’, literally, ‘pursuit ship’, compound of jagen ‘to hunt, chase’ and schip ‘ship’ (see ship), from jagōnan (cf. West Frisian jeie, German jagen, Swedish jaga), from yegʰo- (compare Irish éad ‘jealousy’, Russian ярый, Albanian gjah, Ancient Greek ζητέω, Sanskrit यवन, यत्न).
a light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc
to manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht
Translations for yacht
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a boat or small ship, usually with sails, often with an engine, built and used for racing or cruising
We spent our holidays on a friend's yacht; (also adjective) a yacht race.
- يَخْت: مَرْكَب شِراعيArabic
- iatePortuguese (BR)
- die Jacht, Segel-...German
- yacht; yacht-; lystbåd; lystbåds-Danish
- ιστιοπλοϊκό σκάφος, γιοτGreek
- کشتی خصوصی؛ قایق تفریحیFarsi
- (de) yachtFrench
- बजरा, पनसुआ, क्रीडा़-नौका, यॉटHindi
- perahu pesiarIndonesian
- perahu layarMalay
- کشتی خصوصی؛ قایق تفریحیPersian
- دتفريح وړه بېړۍPashto
- jachta; jachtárskySlovak
- lustjakt, yachtSwedish
- 遊艇Chinese (Trad.)
- ہلکی پھلکی بادبانی کشتیUrdu
- du thuyềnVietnamese
- 游艇Chinese (Simp.)
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