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Synonyms for sail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sail, canvas, canvass, sheetnoun

    a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

    rag, canvas tent, bed sheet, public opinion poll, weather sheet, plane, sheet, flat solid, tack, sheet of paper, canvass, shroud, poll, tabloid, mainsheet, canvas, opinion poll, piece of paper, cruise

  2. cruise, sailnoun

    an ocean trip taken for pleasure

    sheet, canvass, canvas, cruise

  3. sailverb

    any structure that resembles a sail

    sheet, canvass, canvas, cruise

  4. sailverb

    traverse or travel on (a body of water)

    "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"

    sweep, voyage, navigate

  5. sweep, sailverb

    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"

    span, navigate, traverse, cross, drag, sweep, embroil, sweep up, tangle, voyage, brush, swing out, swing, drag in, broom

  6. sailverb

    travel on water propelled by wind

    "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"

    sweep, voyage, navigate

  7. voyage, sail, navigateverb

    travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

    "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

    pilot, sweep, voyage, navigate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sailverb

    make sail, put to sea, get under way, set sail

  2. sailverb

    plough the deep, plough the waves

  3. sailverb


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sailnoun

    sailing, cruise, embarkation

  2. sailverb

    navigate, cruise, embark

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sail":

    veil, sailing, voile, sailor, navigate, headscarf, sailboat, navigating

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How to use sail in a sentence?

  1. Pacific Command:

    The United States will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows, demonstrating resolve through our operational presence throughout the region.

  2. Robert Scheidt:

    To win a medal here you have to be a complete sailor, you have to be able to sail in a wide range of conditions.

  3. Zora Neale Hurston:

    Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.

  4. Governor Nasir El-Rufai:

    We have submitted bids for the carmaker ... with Aliko Dangote on board together with BoI, Kebbi and Kaduna State, we are confident our bid will sail through.

  5. Scott Conn:

    In terms of launching of the ballistic missiles, the US Navy has 38 ships underway today in the Indo-Pacific region, including the South China Sea, and we continue to fly and sail and operate anywhere international law allows to demonstrate our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and reassure our allies and partners.

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