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. James Macleod:

    But you can't sail a sailing boat tomorrow, unless you've got access to one, or ride a horse or ski down a mountain. And there's factors in that that are socio-economic, that are political, that are climate driven, and that's not something that us at The IOC are going to change.

  2. Berda Asmara:

    We had a video call. He told me that he would go sailing and asked me to pray for him.

  3. John Updike:

    Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.

  4. Susan Lomax:

    For this start-up period, we're sailing with a reduced capacity to give us all a chance to get used to the protocols and to really allow for natural social distancing.

  5. Roald Amundsen:

    We use the batteries to take care of these peaks. When the engines produce excess energy, this is transferred into the batteries. This secures smooth and optimal running of the engines at all time, significantly reducing fuel consumption and Read MoreMaritime emissions, lNG is substantially less polluting than conventional diesel fuel and utilizing LNG as a component in different hybrid set-ups is a major step towards achieving Hurtigruten's ultimate ambition of sailing emission free.

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