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Synonyms for sail

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Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sailnoun

    sailing, cruise, embarkation

  2. sailverb

    navigate, cruise, embark

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sail":

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

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  1. Sandi Morris:

    We had swirling winds and head winds, which really affect you in the pole vault because your pole is pretty much like a sail.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Dare to believe. Dare to live. Dare to act. Dare to fact. Dare to sail. Dare to fail. Dare to give. Dare to forgive.

  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. Will Ricketson:

    You need to be very strong and athletic in order to sail one of these boats, he is one of the best athletes on our team and one of the best sailors in the U.S.

  5. Cui Tiankai:

    These missions are designed to maintain readiness and demonstrate our commitment to fly, sail and operate anywhere allowed under international law.

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