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Noun
/ˈsāliNG/,
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sailings, plural;
  1. The action of sailing in a ship or boat
    • - a sailing club
  2. A voyage made by a ferry or cruise ship, esp. according to a planned schedule
    • - the company operates five sailings a day
  3. An act of beginning a voyage or of leaving a harbor


  1. seafaring: the work of a sailor
  2. riding in a sailboat
  3. the departure of a vessel from a port
  4. glide: the activity of flying a glider
  5. (sail) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  6. (sail) traverse or travel on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
  7. Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. ...
  8. "Sailing" is a number-one single, written and performed by Christopher Cross on his 1979 eponymous debut album. The song was a phenomenal success, winning Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Arrangement of the Year, and helping Cross win the Best New Artist award. ...
  9. "Sailing" is a song written by Gavin Sutherland in 1972 and recorded at various times by Sutherland's group, the Sutherland Brothers, and then the amalgamated Sutherland Brothers and Quiver.
  10. Sailing is a well organized and recognized sport.
  11. 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.
  12. (Sail (hieroglyph)) 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. ...
  13. 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
  14. (sail) A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. ...
  15. (sail) The specifically designed cloth that catches or directs the wind and, in doing so, powers a vessel. Term also applied to a ship, or an assemblage of ships, as "We saw four sail off Bimini."
  16. (Sail) A combination of pieces of cloth, cut and seamed so as to give a particular shape, designed to catch the wind and use its force to drive the ship.
  17. (SAIL) Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (at Stanford University)
  18. (SAIL) State Action Information Letter.
  19. (SAIL) System for Applied Individualized Learning
  20. (SAIL) slang for the CONNING TOWER of a SUBMARINE; also known as FAIRWATER.
  21. (Sail) (1) a piece of cloth (or heavy canvas) spread aloft by masts and rigging to catch the wind and propel a ship; (2) a number of ships.
  22. (Sail) Cloth panel shaped to catch or redirect the wind.
  23. (Sail) Sailing over smooth waters suggest you will easily achieve success. Hoisting a sail indicates you have emotions that need to be confronted.
  24. (Sail) The flexible membrane (heavy duty material) that makes up the outer and effective airfoil of a flex wing hang glider. This sail is secured to and covers the inner frame of the hang glider. ...
  25. (Sail) The large piece of material that a sailboat uses to catch the wind and move the boat through the water.