Definitions for sailing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sailing.
seafaring, navigation, sailingnoun
the work of a sailor
riding in a sailboat
the departure of a vessel from a port
glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailingnoun
the activity of flying a glider
Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
The time of departure from a port
Travelling by ship
Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, raft, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation. From prehistory until the second half of the 19th century, sailing craft were the primary means of maritime trade and transportation; exploration across the seas and oceans was reliant on sail for anything other than the shortest distances. Naval power in this period used sail to varying degrees depending on the current technology, culminating in the gun-armed sailing warships of the Age of Sail. Sail was slowly replaced by steam as the method of propulsion for ships over the latter part of the 19th century – seeing a gradual improvement in the technology of steam through a number of stepwise developments. Steam allowed scheduled services that ran at higher average speeds than sailing vessels. Large improvements in fuel economy allowed steam to progressively outcompete sail in, ultimately, all commercial situations, giving ship-owning investors a better return on capital.: 9, 16 In the 21st century, most sailing represents a form of recreation or 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. Sailing relies on the physics of sails as they derive power from the wind, generating both lift and drag. On a given course, the sails are set to an angle that optimizes the development of wind power, as determined by the apparent wind, which is the wind as sensed from a moving vessel. The forces transmitted via the sails are resisted by forces from the hull, keel, and rudder of a sailing craft, by forces from skate runners of an iceboat, or by forces from wheels of a land sailing craft which are steering the course. This combination of forces means that it is possible to sail an upwind course as well as downwind. The course with respect to the true wind direction (as would be indicated by a stationary flag) is called a point of sail. Conventional sailing craft cannot derive wind power on a course with a point of sail that is too close into the wind.
Sailing is the act of controlling a sailboat or other similar vessels to move across water, typically for sport or transportation purposes. This is usually achieved by adjusting the rigging, rudder, sails, and other systems of the vessel in response to the wind direction and speed as well as the water conditions. Sailing can be done on different types of water bodies, including oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers.
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
the art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique 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
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.
The sailing symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the sailing symbol and its characteristic.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sailing is ranked #88685 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sailing surname appeared 209 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sailing.
93.3% or 195 total occurrences were White.
3.3% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of sailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Were this world an endless pain, and by sailing eastward we could forever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage.
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)
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
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The military is interested in this stuff not because they think that Klingons are sailing in the skies, but i think because maybe they think the Chinese or the Russians are sailing through the skies.
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- náutica, navegaciónSpanish
- purjehtiminen, purjehdus-, lähtöaika, purjehtiva, navigointiFinnish
- voile, navigation la voileFrench
- セーリング, 帆走Japanese
- seiltur, seilas, seilendeNorwegian
- żeglowanie, żeglarstwoPolish
- парусный спортRussian
- jedrenje, једрењеSerbo-Croatian
- segling, seglandeSwedish
- вітрильний спортUkrainian
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