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sail 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/sāl/,
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sails, plural;
  1. Travel in a boat with sails, esp. as a sport or recreation
    • - Ian took us out sailing on the lake
  2. Travel in a ship or boat using sails or engine power
    • - the ferry caught fire sailing between Caen and Portsmouth
  3. Begin a voyage; leave a harbor
    • - the catamaran sails at 3:30
  4. Travel by ship on or across (a sea) or on (a route)
    • - plastic ships could be sailing the oceans soon
  5. Navigate or control (a boat or ship)
    • - I stole a small fishing boat and sailed it to the Delta
  6. Move smoothly and rapidly or in a stately or confident manner
    • - she sailed into the conference room at 2:30 sharp
  7. Succeed easily at (something, esp. a test or examination)
    • - Alex sailed through his exams
  8. Attack physically or verbally with force

Noun
  1. A piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat, ship, or other vessel
    • - all the sails were unfurled
  2. The use of sailing ships as a means of transport
    • - this led to bigger ships as steam replaced sail
  3. A voyage or excursion in a ship, esp. a sailing ship or boat
    • - they went for a sail
  4. A sailing ship
    • - sail ahoy!
  5. Something resembling a sail in shape or function, in particular

  6. A wind-catching apparatus, typically one consisting of canvas or a set of boards, attached to the arm of a windmill

  7. The broad fin on the back of a sailfish or of some prehistoric reptiles

  8. A structure by which an animal is propelled across the surface of water by the wind, e.g., the float of a Portuguese man-of-war

  9. The conning tower of a submarine


  1. a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  2. traverse or travel on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
  3. cruise: an ocean trip taken for pleasure
  4. sweep: 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"
  5. travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
  6. any structure that resembles a sail
  7. A sail is any type of surface intended to generate thrust by being placed in a wind—in essence a vertically-oriented wing. Sails are used in sailing.
  8. The Ancient Egyptian Sail hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. P5 for the sail of a ship. The hieroglyph shows a hoisted sail, curved because of wind filling it. ...
  9. Sail is a hill in the English Lake District, lying between Derwentwater and Crummock Water.
  10. Sail or Saille is the Irish name of the fourth letter of the Ogham alphabet, , meaning "willow". The name is related to Welsh helyg(en) and Latin salix. Its Proto-Indo-European root was *''''. Its phonetic value is [s].
  11. Sail is a mystery novel by the bestselling author, James Patterson, and co-author, Howard Roughan, that was released on June 10, 2008.
  12. SAIL, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language, was developed by Dan Swinehart and Bob Sproull of the Stanford AI Lab in 1970. It was originally a large ALGOL 60-like language for the PDP-10 and DECSYSTEM-20.
  13. A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. ...
  14. (sailing) Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise; Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel; The time of departure from a port; Travelling by ship
  15. (Sailing) 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.
  16. (Sailing) The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense.
  17. (Sailing) Competitors from all disability classes may compete, some in open class, some in events according to disability.
  18. (Sailing) Describes when the whale sticks its tail out for an extended period of time
  19. (Sailing) Peru is the only country of the region that has won for six consecutive years the world Cup in the Sunfish Class. In addition, Peru has won the Central American, South American & Caribbean Championships for the same category. ...
  20. (Sailing) The Sea Pearl is a sweet boat to sail, but as with any vessel, she has her own lessons to teach. The first thing you'll notice is that she's easily heeled and responsive to weight, a trait that you'll soon get used to as confidence is gained. ...
  21. (Sailing) a distance covered by a vessel in a single tack
  22. (Sailing) is the use of wind to move an object.
  23. (Sailing) propelling a boat or punt on a river or lake for amusement or possibly a race. The Oxford-Cambridge racing did not begin until 1829.
  24. (Sailing) propulsion of a yacht by using the sails and wind as the driving forces.
  25. (Sailing) sonia squicciarini on Fotopedia