Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sail

3 senses of sail

Sense 1
sail, canvas, canvass, sheet -- (a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel)
       => piece of cloth, piece of material -- (a separate part consisting of fabric)

Sense 2
cruise, sail -- (an ocean trip taken for pleasure)
       => ocean trip, voyage -- (an act of traveling by water)

Sense 3
sail -- (any structure that resembles a sail)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sail

4 senses of sail

Sense 1
sail -- (traverse or travel on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone")
       => travel, journey -- (travel upon or across; "travel the oceans")

Sense 2
sweep, sail -- (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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> sail through#1

Sense 3
sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")
       => boat -- (ride in a boat on water)

Sense 4
voyage, sail, navigate -- (travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow")
       => travel, journey -- (undertake a journey or trip)

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