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Dictionary definition for: Sail

1. (n) a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

2. (v) traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water) "We sailed the Atlantic" "He sailed the Pacific all alone"

3. (n) an ocean trip taken for pleasure

4. (v) 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"

5. (v) travel in a boat propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"

6. (v) travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

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