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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Seth Shostak:

    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.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.

  3. Woodrow Wyatt:

    I heard quite a good joke. President Carter,President Nixon and President Jack Kennedy were all in a ship sailing on a cruise when suddenly there was an awful explosion and the order was given to abandon ship and to get to the lifeboats. President Carter cried out, 'Women and children first'. President Nixon cried out, 'Fuck the women and children', and President Kennedy cried, 'Is there time?

  4. Stewart Chiron:

    Elderly patients, pregnant women, and families traveling with small kids should consider the full cruise itinerary. If you’re sailing off the coast of a country that may not have the best medical, or pediatric, care, you could be in real trouble.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of sailing

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