What does Sailing mean?

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ˈseɪ lɪŋSail·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seafaring, navigation, sailingnoun

    the work of a sailor

  2. sailingnoun

    riding in a sailboat

  3. sailingnoun

    the departure of a vessel from a port

  4. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailingnoun

    the activity of flying a glider


  1. sailingnoun

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

  2. sailingnoun

    Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel

  3. sailingnoun

    The time of departure from a port

  4. sailingadjective

    Travelling by ship

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sailing

    of Sail

  2. Sailingnoun

    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. Sailingnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sailing

    The movement of a vessel by means of her sails along the surface of the water. Sailing, or the sailings, is a term applied to the different ways in which the path of a ship at sea, and the variations of its geographical position, are represented on paper, all which are explained under the various heads of great circle sailing, Mercator's sailing, middle latitude sailing, oblique sailing, parallel sailing, plane sailing.

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Anagrams for Sailing »

  1. ailings, nilgais

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sailing in a Sentence

  1. Muammar Qaddafi:

    I am sailing out along parallel 32.5 to stress that this is the Libyan border. This is the line of death where we shall stand and fight with our backs to the wall. (On planning confrontation with US Sixth Fleet in Mediterranean)

  2. Pavlos Kontides:

    If you have lots of rain then the favelas are flooded and all the rubbish comes into the sea where we are sailing, these are the physical materials you can see but( also) you have a lot of viruses you can not see.

  3. Bonnie Creber:

    They had to close the beaches on Fourth of July weekend. And on the Treasure Coast, it’s all about the water, sailing, fishing and swimming.

  4. Marin Minamiya:

    And now I'm sailing and hopefully one day in the future, I can sail around the world. That's definitely one of the things that I would like to do. believe in your potential, and believe it's infinite.

  5. Laziza Lambert:

    Cruisers love to cruise, and they will go where the ships are sailing.

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