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Definition of Sailing

Babylon English

act of cruising, act of traveling on a sailboat; act of operating and navigating a sailboat
cruise in a sailboat, take a trip in a sailing ship; drive a sailboat, operate and navigate a sailing ship
Sailing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Sail
  
(n.)
The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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sailing
\sail"ing\ (?), n.
1. 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.
2. (naut.) the art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.
note: for the several methods of sailing, see under circular, globular, oblique, parallel, etc.
sailing
master (u. s. navy), formerly, a warrant officer, ranking next below a lieutenant, whose duties were to navigate the vessel; and under the direction of the executive officer, to attend to the stowage of the hold, to the cables, rigging, etc. the grade was merged in that of master in 1862.
sailing
adj : traveling by boat or ship [syn: at sea(p) ]
n

1. the work of a sailor [syn: seafaring, navigation]


2. riding in a sailboat
3. the departure of a vessel from a port
4. the activity of flying a glider [syn: glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring]


sailing
(naut.), the method of sailing by the arc of a great circle...
see circular


  similar words(10) 



 oblique sailing 
 composite sailing 
 great circle sailing 
 sailing-race 
 parallel sailing 
 right sailing 
 plane sailing 
 globular sailing 
 sailing orders 
 traverse sailing 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Hwyliad = n. a driving; a butting; a progression; a sailing
Mordwyol = a. seafaring; sailing
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the work of a sailor
(synonym) seafaring, navigation
(hypernym) employment, work
(hyponym) cabotage
(part-meronym) steering, steerage
(class) close-hauled
2. riding in a sailboat
(hypernym) water travel, seafaring
(hyponym) luff
(derivation) sail
3. the departure of a vessel from a port
(hypernym) departure, going, going away, leaving
4. the activity of flying a glider
(synonym) glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring
(hypernym) flight, flying
(hyponym) hang gliding

Adjective
1. traveling by boat or ship
(synonym) at sea(p)
(similar) afloat(p)

Noun
1. a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
(synonym) canvas, canvass, sheet
(hypernym) piece of cloth, piece of material
(hyponym) balloon sail
(part-holonym) sailing vessel, sailing ship
2. an ocean trip taken for pleasure
(synonym) cruise
(hypernym) ocean trip, voyage
(derivation) voyage, navigate

Verb
1. traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
(hypernym) travel, journey
(derivation) cruise
2. 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"
(synonym) sweep
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) swan
(see-also) breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail
(verb-group) brush, sweep
3. travel in a boat propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
(hypernym) boat
(hyponym) run
(derivation) cruise
(classification) navigation, pilotage, piloting
4. travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
(synonym) voyage, navigate
(hypernym) travel, journey
(hyponym) astrogate
(derivation) cruise
Sailing Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of sailing on calm waters, foretells easy access to blissful joys, and immunity from poverty and whatever brings misery.

To sail on a small vessel, denotes that your desires will not excel your power of possessing them.

See Ocean and Sea.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Sailing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Sailing is the propulsion of a vehicle and the control of its movement with large (usually fabric) 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 (typically water, but also land and ice) 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.

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Sailing Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Olympic Games Glossary - A Babylon Glossary
Sailing became an Olympic sport 1900.

At the Olympic Games competitions are held in the following disciplines:

. board (Mistral) Men

. board (Mistral) Women

. double-handed dinghy (470) Men

. double-handed dinghy (470) Women

. high performance dinghy open (49er) Mixed

. multihull open (Tornado) Mixed

. single-handed dinghy (Europe) Women

. single-handed dinghy (Finn) Men

. single-handed dinghy open (Laser) Mixed

. Star Men

. yngling Women

The information in this glossary is based on Wikipedia’s material on the Olympic Games, and has been additionally edited by Babylon. A list of Wikipedia authors on the Olympic Games can be found here. This glossary is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Sailing Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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