Definition of Sailing

1. Noun. The work of a sailor.




2. Noun. Riding in a sailboat.
Generic synonyms: Seafaring, Water Travel
Specialized synonyms: Luff, Beat, Tack
Examples of category: Spill
Derivative terms: Sail

3. Noun. The departure of a vessel from a port.
Generic synonyms: Departure, Going, Going Away, Leaving

4. Noun. The activity of flying a glider.
Exact synonyms: Glide, Gliding, Sailplaning, Soaring
Generic synonyms: Flight, Flying
Specialized synonyms: Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Parasailing
Derivative terms: Glide, Glide, Sailplane, Soar, Soar

Definition of Sailing

1. 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.

Definition of Sailing

1. Noun. Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise ¹

2. Noun. Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel ¹

3. Noun. The time of departure from a port ¹

4. Adjective. Travelling by ship ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of sail) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sailing

1. the act of one that sails [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sailing

sailboaters
sailboating
sailboatings
sailboats
sailcloth
sailcloths
sailcraft
sailcrafts
saile
sailed
sailer
sailers
sailes
sailfish
sailfishes
sailing (current term)
sailing-race
sailing boat
sailing dinghy
sailing master
sailing on another board
sailing ship
sailing ships
sailing under false colors
sailing vessel
sailing vessels
sailings
sailless
sailmaker
sailmakers

Literary usage of Sailing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"Comfort In small craft: a practical handbook of sailing and cookery, cr. 8°. ... sailing and Sealing: a tale of the North Pacific, post. 8°. 1891 3s. ii,l. ..."

2. Principles of Ocean Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1918)
"Other types of sailing vessels, 6. Main features of history of sailing ... Growth in size and improvement in sailing qualities of full-rigged ships, 10. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The act oí Apr. 20, 1864, requires sailing ships, "under way or being towed to carry the same lights as steamships under way, with the exception of the ..."

4. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"... to show the ship-papers or to open locked parts of the vessel or locked boxes, and similar acts, would constitute forcible resistance.1 sailing § 424. ..."

5. Merchant Vessels by Robert Riegel (1921)
"CHAPTER I METHODS OF PROPULSION In a study of the carriers of maritime commerce the distinction between the sailing vessel and the steamer is a primary ..."

6. Merchant Vessels by Robert Riegel (1921)
"CHAPTER I METHODS OF PROPULSION In a study of the carriers of maritime commerce the distinction between the sailing vessel and the steamer is a primary ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"8, a provision was made to secure the payment upon ships sailing outwards, by forbidding the officer from giving her a discharge, till she had paid the ..."

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