|1.||[ verb ] (nautical,transportation) traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water)|
"We sailed the Atlantic" "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
|Related terms:||travel sailor cruise|
|2.||[ verb ] move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions|
"The diva swept into the room" "Shreds of paper sailed through the air" "The searchlights swept across the sky"
|Related terms:||move swan breeze_through pass breeze_through brush|
|3.||[ noun ] (nautical,clothing) a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel|
|Synonyms:||canvass sheet canvas|
|Related terms:||piece_of_cloth crossjack foresail fore-topsail fore-and-aft_sail mainsail main-topsail balloon_sail press_of_sail royal headsail save-all skysail square_sail topgallant topsail sailing_vessel|
|4.||[ noun ] (nautical,transportation) an ocean trip taken for pleasure|
|Related terms:||ocean_trip voyage cruise|
|5.||[ verb ] (nautical,transportation) travel in a boat propelled by wind|
"I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
|Related terms:||boat tack run beat tack outpoint jibe weather luff scud navigation sailing|
|6.||[ verb ] (nautical,transportation) travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means|
"The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
|Related terms:||travel astrogate cruise cruise voyage voyager navigation|