yacht, racing yacht(verb)
an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
travel in 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
Origin: [D. jagt, jacht; perhaps properly, a chase, hunting, from. jagen to chase, hunt, akin to G. jagen, OHG. jagn, of uncertain origin; or perhaps akin to OHG. ghi quick, sudden (cf. Gay).]
A yacht is a recreational boat or ship. The term originated from the Dutch Jacht meaning "hunt". It was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. After its selection by Charles II of England as the vessel to carry him to Britain from Holland for his restoration, it came to be used to mean a vessel used to convey important persons. In modern use the term designates two rather different classes of watercraft, sailing and power boats. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose, and it was not until the rise of the steamboat and other types of powerboat that sailing vessels in general came to be perceived as luxury, or recreational vessels. Later the term came to encompass motor boats for primarily private pleasure purposes as well. Yacht lengths generally range from 10 metres up to dozens of metres. A luxury craft smaller than 12 metres is more commonly called a cabin cruiser or simply a cruiser. A super yacht generally refers to any yacht above 24 m and a mega yacht generally refers to any yacht over 50 metres. This size is small in relation to typical cruise liners and oil tankers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yot, n. a sailing or steam vessel, elegantly fitted up for pleasure-trips or racing, or as a vessel of state.—v.i. to sail in a yacht.—adj. Yacht′-built, built on the model of a yacht.—ns. Yacht′-club, a club of yachtsmen; Yacht′er, one engaged in sailing a yacht; Yacht′ing, sailing in a yacht; Yachts′man, one who keeps or sails a yacht; Yachts′manship, the art of sailing a yacht. [Dut. jagt (formerly jacht), from jagen, to chase=Old High Ger. jagōn, Ger. jagen, to hunt.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'yacht' in Nouns Frequency: #2386
The numerical value of yacht in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of yacht in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was to be designed as a yacht completely different from other luxury boats, standing out, recognizable from a distance, ultra-modern and luxurious, while having a woman's touch.
We're all very excited about Star Breeze, this new power yacht holds a maximum of 212 guests and provides new opportunities for those looking for a European cruise on a smaller ship.
The client once again wanted a yacht that was Art Deco in theme, but with this yacht, he wanted to have New York City as the influence, the client works in real estate and has a real fascination with New York’s skyscrapers.
Apparently your family recently purchased a luxury speedboat. Now, I've seen a photo of this boat, i'm from Minnesota, you guys are from New Hampshire, looked a little bit like a fishing boat to me. The veterans really want to know, why didn't you buy a yacht large enough to land a Black Hawk on it?
We've launched yachts in the last few years that have multiple pools, helipads, a squash court. There are few things now a yacht can't have, whereas a jacuzzi was a luxury in the early 2000s, now if you've got just one, it's rather frowned upon. You need to have a few and you need to have an infinity plunge pool that doubles as a helipad.
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- iotCatalan, Valencian
- Jacht, YachtGerman
- θαλαμηγός, γιοτGreek
- [[ir]] [[en]] [[yate]], yateSpanish
- jahti, huvialus, huvipursiFinnish
- skemtibátur, jaktFaroese
- gheat, sgoth-longScottish Gaelic
- panfilo, yachtItalian
- ボート, ヨット, 船Japanese
- jahta, јахтаSerbo-Croatian
- jakt, yachtSwedish
- du thuyềnVietnamese
- yakt, blesirayaktVolapük
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