What does kayak mean?

Definitions for kayak
ˈkaɪ ækkayak

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kayakverb

    a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos

  2. kayakverb

    travel in a small canoe

    "we kayaked down the river"


  1. kayaknoun

    A type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position.

  2. kayakverb

    to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak

    Kayaking is an Olympic sport.

  3. kayakverb

    to traverse a body of water by kayak.

    On a dare, he kayaked the Harlem River in New York from Hell's Gate to Spyten Duyvil.

  4. Etymology: From ᖃᔭᖅ, from qyaq.


  1. KAYAK

    Kayak (styled as KAYAK) is an American online travel agency and metasearch engine owned and operated by Booking Holdings.Kayak's website and mobile apps are currently available in over 18 languages and more than 30 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Australia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Singapore.


  1. kayak

    A kayak is a small, narrow, lightweight watercraft designed to be manually propelled using a double-bladed paddle. It traditionally has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler. Kayaks are primarily designed for activities such as fishing, diving, exploration, and sporting activities in rivers, lakes, and seas. They are often made of plastic, wood, fiberglass or even inflatable materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kayaknoun

    a light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes


  1. Kayak

    A Kayak is a small, relatively narrow, human-powered boat primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a double bladed paddle. The traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler. Their cockpit is sometimes covered by a spraydeck that prevents the entry of water from waves or spray and makes it possible for suitably skilled kayakers, to roll the kayak: that is, to capsize and right it without it filling with water or ejecting the paddler. Some modern boats vary considerably from a traditional design but still claim the title 'kayak', for instance in eliminating the cockpit by seating the paddler on top of the boat; having inflated air chambers surrounding the boat; replacing the single hull by twin hulls, and replacing paddles with other human powered propulsion methods, such as foot-powered rotational propellers and 'flippers'. Kayaks are also being sailed, as well as propelled by means of small electric motors, and even by outboard gas engines, when possible. The kayak was first made and used by the native Ainu, Aleut and Eskimo hunters in sub-Arctic regions of northeastern Asia, North America and Greenland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kayak

    ka′yak, n. a canoe used in Greenland, made of seal-skins stretched on a frame.


  1. KAYAK

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. It indexes hundreds of global travel sites to help you find the right flight, hotel, rental car or cruise line. Once you’ve found the way you want to travel, KAYAK allows you to choose from which site you want to make your purchases.The company was formed in January 2004 by co-founders of leading online travel agencies, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia. The company co-founders include Steve Hafner (CEO) a co-founder of Orbitz, Paul English (CTO) a former VP of technology at Intuit, Terrell Jones (Chairman), founder of Travelocity, and Greg Slyngstad (Director), founder of Expedia. KAYAK is headquartered in Norwalk, CT and has an R&D center in Concord, MA. The company launched a beta site in May of 2004, and launched publicly in January of 2005.KAYAK maintains advertising agreements with over 4,000 travel suppliers and online travel agencies including nearly every leading airline globally, most global hotel and car rental operators, and the leading online travel agencies including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Priceline. The company also has several affiliate marketing partnerships. KAYAK provides white-label products within other branded web sites including America Online, Comcast, USA Today, Roadrunner, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Pricerunner, and About.com. KAYAK technology is built on a Java, Apache and Linux platform. It uses XML-HTTP and Javascript to create a rich UI.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kayak

    A fishing-boat in all the north polar countries; most likely a corrupted form of the eastern kaique by our early voyagers.

Editors Contribution

  1. kayak

    A type of boat and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    My sister has her own kayak and loves to use it most weekends.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kayak in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kayak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of kayak in a Sentence

  1. Said Wright:

    Packed up the kayak with my fishing rods, cooler, fishing net and set off from Fort Pierce.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Steve Hafner:

    If it's helpful to the consumer to know that American Airlines has one policy with regard to middle seats and Delta another, then we want to show that in the Kayak display.

  3. Patrick Keliher:

    In the face of that type of situation, the fact that they were able to kayak in that area and bring the body back to shore was nothing more than miraculous, we sincerely thank them.

  4. Warren Wallace:

    When we host big public Alcatraz Swims or small private ones, we are planning around the currents, creating detailed safety plans, coordinating with the Coast Guard and providing motorboat and kayak support during the swim, many of our captains and kayakers have supported hundreds of Alcatraz Swims, and that’s important in ensuring the swimmers have a safe and successful experience.

  5. Charles Robba:

    My trip to the Mergui enlarged my appreciation for moving out of more commercial, westernized tourist areas elsewhere in Southeast Asia, one feels like an explorer on several levels. Viewing new landscapes each day, going on a RIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) to explore a beach, or taking a kayak by oneself to quietly drift off provides you with a new perspective to one's sense of the place.

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