sail

  • 1 Sail — Sail, n. [OE. seil, AS. segel, segl; akin to D. zeil, OHG. segal, G. & Sw. segel, Icel. segl, Dan. seil. [root] 153.] 1. An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels through… …

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  • 2 sail — [sāl] n. [ME seil, sail < OE segl, akin to Ger segel, prob. ult. < IE base * sek , to cut > L secare, to cut, segmentum, segment] 1. any of the shaped sheets of canvas or other strong material spread to catch or deflect the wind, by… …

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  • 3 sail — ► NOUN 1) a piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship. 2) a wind catching apparatus attached to the arm of a windmill. 3) a voyage or excursion in a sailing boat or ship. ► VERB 1) travel in a sailing boat… …

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  • 4 Sail 8 — was an attempt at sailing protesters from Cherbourg in Northern France to Edinburgh in Scotland, as part of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign. Taking place on 3 July 2005, the day after Live 8, the event was intended to be another aspect of… …

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  • 5 Sail — Sail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sailing}.] [AS. segelian, seglian. See {Sail}, n.] 1. To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by the action of… …

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  • 6 Sail — Sail, v. t. 1. To pass or move upon, as in a ship, by means of sails; hence, to move or journey upon (the water) by means of steam or other force. [1913 Webster] A thousand ships were manned to sail the sea. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To fly… …

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  • 7 sail — [v] travel through water, air; glide boat, captain, cast anchor, cast off, cross, cruise, dart, drift, embark, flit, float, fly, get under way*, leave, make headway, motor, move, navigate, pilot, put to sea*, reach, run, scud, set sail, shoot,… …

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  • 8 sail — |a í| s. m. Óleo de peixe.   ‣ Etimologia: alteração de saim …

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  • 9 sail — vb float, skim, scud, shoot, dart, *fly …

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  • 10 sail — sail, to put to sea; to begin a voyage To get ship under way in complete readiness for voyage, with purpose of proceeding without further delay …

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  • 11 sail|er — «SAY luhr», noun. 1. a ship with reference to its sailing power: »the best sailer in the fleet, a fast sailer. 2. a sailing vessel …

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  • 12 sail|or|ly — «SAY luhr lee», adjective. like a sailor; suitable for a sailor …

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  • 13 Sail — A sail is any type of surface intended to generate thrust by being placed in a wind mdash;in essence a vertically oriented wing. Sails are used in sailing.History of sailsThe ships built at around 10,000 BC were just crude log rafts or dug out… …

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  • 14 sail — I n. 1) to hoist, raise the sails; to make sail 2) to let out the sails 3) to furl, take in a sail; to reduce; slacken sail 4) to trim ( adjust ) the sails 5) to lower, strike the sails 6) (misc.) to set sail for ( to leave for by ship, boat );… …

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  • 15 sail — sailable, adj. sailless, adj. /sayl/, n. 1. an area of canvas or other fabric extended to the wind in such a way as to transmit the force of the wind to an assemblage of spars and rigging mounted firmly on a hull, raft, iceboat, etc., so as to… …

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  • 16 sail — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cruise, voyage; set sail; navigate, traverse. See navigation. n. canvas; moonsail, moon raker; jib, foresail, lateen, lug, mainsail, mizzen, spanker, topsail. See ship. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Means of …

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  • 17 sail — as·sail·a·ble; as·sail·ment; fore·sail; fore·stay·sail; gaff·sail; head·sail; lug·sail; main·sail; mat·sail; moon·sail; re·sail; sail·age; sail; sail·er; sail·less; sail·or; sail·or·ing; sail·or·iz·ing; sail·or·less; sail·or·ly; sail·or·man;… …

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  • 18 Sail — Logo der Sail Blick vom Bremerhavener Richtfunkturm auf das Veranstaltungs …

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  • 19 sail — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ main (usually mainsail) ▪ canvas VERB + SAIL ▪ hoist, raise, rig …

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  • 20 sail — sail1 S3 [seıl] v 1.) [I always +adverb/preposition, T] to travel on or across an area of water in a boat or ship sail across/into/out of etc ▪ the first Europeans to sail across the Atlantic ▪ Three tall ships sailed past. ▪ She always wanted to …

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