What does sailing mean?

Definitions for sailing
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

Wiktionary

  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

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. ailings, nilgais

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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. Boris Herrmann:

    Greta taking on this challenge of sailing across on a race boat with zero comfort really shows her commitment to the cause and how far she's willing to push herself.

  2. Simon Clarke:

    You can't stop people wanting to travel, and that has been the case for thousands of years, in exactly the same way that sailing goods around the world allowed bubonic plague into the UK, allowing people to fly around the world allows them to spread diseases.

  3. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Did the famous shipbuilder, Donald Mackay specify as 'right' or'left' when describing the 'yardarms' on the masts of his globe-girdling China Clipper sailing ships?

  4. Carolyn Spencer Brown:

    Critic Editors ' live and breathe cruising, sailing year-round and covering every aspect of the industry -- from new ships and programs to updated amenities and features, with so many wonderful cruise options available, it's never an easy list to narrow down, but these awards truly represent the lines that our experts have recognized as the best of the best.

  5. Eric Monnin:

    For a long time, I've been watching the extraordinary performance of foiling sailing boats... but it is still an evolving area, and I've always found that there is something missing.

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