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Definitions of sail:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To be moved by sails: to go by water: to begin a voyage: to glide or float smoothly along.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To be moved by the action of the wind upon spread canvas; hence, to be moved through water by the force of steam, etc.; to go by water; as, we sailed from New York to Liverpool; to begin a voyage; as, the ship sailed at noon; glide like a boat, as an eagle through the air; pass smoothly along.

part of speech: verb transitive

To pass over in a ship; as, to sail the Spanish Main; to direct, steer, or manage the motion of; as, to sail a ship.

part of speech: noun

A sheet of canvas, etc., spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward: a ship or ships: a trip in a vessel.

part of speech: verb transitive

To navigate: to pass in a ship: to fly through.

part of speech: verb

To be moved or impelled by the force of the wind on sails, as a ship on water; to begin a voyage; to float or pass smoothly along; to fly without striking with the wings, as a bird.

part of speech: noun

A sheet of canvas by means of which the wind is made to drive a vessel forward in the water; a ship or vessel; vessels collectively; an excursion in a vessel moved by the wind; as, we went for a sail.

part of speech: noun

Sailer.

part of speech: noun

A sheet of strong canvas which, when spread out in a ship, catches the wind to impel it through the water- there are many sails in a ship, and each one has a different name; a ship or ships; an excursion in a ship; in poetry, wings.

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