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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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  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Price Correction, The share price of SAIL is likely to touch Rs.75 on coming Monday, and internet service be closed down by instruction of capital market riggers and web trading platform of brokerage houses be intentionally clamp down so that intraday short selling small players are not able to transact

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    While local matters are happening around you, let your mind sail to the ocean of universal matters.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The Moon is our local port opening to the universe; in the future, it's through that port we will sail our ships to the coastless oceans.

  4. France German sailor Philipp Buhl:

    (With it) we can digitally view the currents, based on thousands of measurements we did over the last three years with Sailing Team Germany and it gives you the basic patterns of the current combined with wind direction and wind speed, that is a key part in our decision which side we will chose to sail in.

  5. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.

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