Definition of Sail. Meaning of Sail. Synonyms of Sail

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Definition of Sail

Sail
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 steam or other power. 2. To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a water fowl. 3. To be conveyed in a vessel on water; to pass by water; as, they sailed from London to Canton. 4. To set sail; to begin a voyage. 5. To move smoothly through the air; to glide through the air without apparent exertion, as a bird. As is a winged messenger of heaven, . . . When he bestrides the lazy pacing clouds, And sails upon the bosom of the air. --Shak.

Meaning of Sail from wikipedia

- Sail rigs A sail is a tensile structure, which is made from fabric or other membrane materials, that uses wind power to propel sailing craft, including...
- up sail in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A sail is any type of surface intended to move a vessel, vehicle or rotor by being placed in a wind. Sail or...
- gaff-rigged fore-and-aft sail set from, and aft of, the aftmost mast. Spankers are also called driver, jigger, and pusher sail. On a schooner of four or...
- Solar sails (also known as lightsails, light sails, and photon sails) are a method of spacecraft propulsion using radiation pressure exerted by sunlight...
- a topgallant sail (topgallant alone pronounced "t'gallant", topgallant sail pronounced "t'garns'l", is the square-rigged sail or sails immediately above...
- The settee sail was a lateen sail with the front corner cut off, giving it a quadrilateral shape. The settee sail requires a shorter yard than does the...
- A sail plan is a drawing of a sailing craft, viewed from the side, depicting its sails, the spars that carry them and some of the rigging that supports...
- Sail On may refer to: Sail On (Imperials album) or the title song, 1977 Sail On (Muddy Waters album), 1969; originally The Best of Muddy Waters, 1958 Sail...
- "Sail On! Sail On!" is an alternate history short story by American writer Philip José Farmer, first published in Startling Stories 1952. In an alternative...
- Full Sail University is a private for-profit university in Winter Park, Florida. It was formerly a recording studio in Ohio named Full Sail Productions...