What does sailing mean?

Definitions for sailing
ˈseɪ lɪŋsail·ing

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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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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  1. sailing

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Anagrams for sailing »

  1. ailings, nilgais

How to pronounce sailing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sailing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Shipbuilders in their time period referred to certain parts of a ship as the 'forepeak'. Were there any viable restrictions which prevented a sailing vessel from possessing more than 'fore'; mayhaps five or ten of such peaks?

  2. Iain Percy:

    I've not been surprised by the warmth to Bart's Bash as he was loved by so many people, we're introducing a' Bart's buddies' scheme this year to introduce new people to sailing as well, plus it raises money for good causes. It's all the values that were important to him.

  3. Peter Burling:

    It has been incredibly helpful in what I'm doing in knowing and understanding what the engineers and designers are talking about, hopefully I will get back at some stage to finish it, but... sailing you can have a pretty long career.

  4. Neil Roberts:

    Unless it is there would be no prospect of premiums rising, the shallow waters and numerous reefs in the Spratly island region means that commercial shipping is unlikely to be sailing within the territorial waters of any of the islands.

  5. Amelia Earhart:

    Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.

Images & Illustrations of sailing

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