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Definitions of sail:

  • noun:   a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  • noun:   an ocean trip taken for pleasure
  • verb:   traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water)
    Example: "We sailed the Atlantic"
  • verb:   travel in a boat propelled by wind
    Example: "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
  • verb:   travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means
    Example: "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
  • verb:   move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
    Example: "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"


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