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1. sail

verb. ['ˈseɪl'] traverse or travel on (a body of water).

Synonyms

  • travel

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • walk

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word sail


1. Verb, base form
On the island, visitors can sail, relax on the beach, snorkel or swim with dolphins.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Climb aboard, because it’s time to set sail.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As of 2018, 11 cruise lines and 39 ships sail out of Port Everglades.

Quotes containing the word sail


1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

2. We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

3. Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression.
- Mariella Frostrup

2. sail

verb. ['ˈseɪl'] move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions.

Synonyms

  • brush
  • move
  • swan

Antonyms

  • differ
  • disagree
  • ebb
  • arrive

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. sail

noun. ['ˈseɪl'] a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.

Synonyms

  • topsail
  • piece of material
  • crossjack
  • fore-and-aft sail
  • topgallant
  • press of canvas
  • canvas
  • sheet
  • foresail
  • royal
  • piece of cloth
  • mizzen course
  • headsail
  • topgallant sail
  • square sail
  • main-topsail
  • reef
  • press of sail
  • canvass
  • balloon sail
  • save-all
  • mainsail
  • sailing ship
  • skysail

Antonyms

  • antinode
  • node
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. sail

noun. ['ˈseɪl'] an ocean trip taken for pleasure.

Synonyms

  • ocean trip
  • cruise

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • lowborn
  • uncrowned

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. sail

verb. ['ˈseɪl'] travel on water propelled by wind.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • rack
  • boat
  • wear ship
  • jibe
  • run
  • jib
  • outpoint
  • scud
  • tack
  • change course
  • wear round
  • weather
  • luff
  • gybe

Antonyms

  • unearned run
  • earned run
  • exempt
  • confine

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. sail

verb. ['ˈseɪl'] travel on water propelled by wind or by other means.

Synonyms

  • navigate
  • astrogate
  • voyage
  • cruise
  • travel

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • lose
  • refresh
  • conformist

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. sail

noun. ['ˈseɪl'] any structure that resembles a sail.

Synonyms

  • structure

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break

Etymology

  • segel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • seglian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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