Definition of 'sail'

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Example sentences containing 'sail'

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Wind energy can be changed into kinetic energy by the sails on a windmill. Chapman, C. & Horsley, M. & Small, E. Technology Basic Facts (1990)Only by going for a sail can you begin to understand the character of the boat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had looked it over just after they set sail. Gavin Weightman THE FROZEN WATER TRADE (2002)He goes on to become the youngest person to sail solo around the globe. The Sun (2016)We now have two sails and it is well and truly sailing. The Sun (2011)These are the boats too large to sail with the rest of the flotilla. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We sail in fragile vessels across a raging sea of uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We escaped to the woods behind our ranch house and sailed our bathtub boats in the creek. Christianity Today (2000)Is the wind in their sails or are their sails flapping? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The sails on one windmill are folded up and point to where the wind had come from. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Time and time again we nearly had the sail to the yard when the wind tore it from our fingers. Eric Newby A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)They will see with whom the deal can sail smoothly, without headache. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Two years ago he became the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was fulfilling his life's dream to sail the world. The Sun (2009)In total, four ships will sail on 40 voyages of eight different itineraries in the region. The Sun (2011)Wooden ships were often hit by lightning and their masts could blow up, the sails and rigging catch fire and the crew be killed or inJured. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'sail'

British English: sail /seɪl/ NOUN
Sails are large pieces of material attached to the mast of a boat.
I watched the sails disappear in the distance.
  • American English: sail
  • Arabic: شِرَاع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vela navio
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: jedro
  • Czech: plachta
  • Danish: sejl
  • Dutch: zeil
  • European Spanish: vela navegar
  • Finnish: purje
  • French: voile bateau
  • German: Segel
  • Greek: πανί
  • Italian: vela
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: seil
  • Polish: żagiel
  • European Portuguese: vela navio
  • Romanian: velă
  • Russian: парус
  • Latin American Spanish: vela embarcación
  • Swedish: segel
  • Thai: ใบเรือ
  • Turkish: yelken
  • Ukrainian: вітрило
  • Vietnamese: cánh buồm
British English: sail /seɪl/ VERB
If you sail a boat, or if a boat sails, it moves across water.
I'd like to buy a big boat and sail around the world.
  • American English: sail
  • Arabic: يُبْحِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: velejar
  • Chinese: 航行
  • Croatian: jedriti
  • Czech: plout loď
  • Danish: sejle
  • Dutch: zeilen
  • European Spanish: navegar
  • Finnish: purjehtia
  • French: naviguer bateau
  • German: segeln
  • Greek: πλέω
  • Italian: navigare
  • Japanese: 航海する
  • Korean: 항해하다
  • Norwegian: seile
  • Polish: żeglować
  • European Portuguese: velejar
  • Romanian: a naviga
  • Russian: плыть
  • Latin American Spanish: navegar
  • Swedish: segla
  • Thai: แล่นเรือ
  • Turkish: gemiyle yolculuk etmek
  • Ukrainian: плисти
  • Vietnamese: đi thuyền


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