Sailing Definition

Define what is Sailing?

1. sailing, seafaring, navigation (noun)

the work of a sailor.


    employment, work noun
    the occupation for which you are paid.


    cabotage noun
    navigation in coastal waters.

    2. sailing (noun)

    riding in a sailboat.


      water travel, seafaring noun
      travel by water.


      luff noun
      the act of sailing close to the wind.

      beat noun
      the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.

      tack noun
      sailing a zigzag course.

      3. sailing (noun)

      the departure of a vessel from a port.


        departure, going, going away, leaving noun
        the act of departing.

        4. gliding, sailplaning, soaring, glide, sailing (noun)

        the activity of flying a glider.


          flying, flight noun
          an instance of traveling by air.


          hang gliding noun
          gliding in a hang glider.

          paragliding, parasailing noun
          gliding in a parasail.

          Nearby Terms

          sailing boat (noun)
          a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast

          sailing master (noun)
          the ship's officer in charge of navigation

          sailing ship (noun)
          a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

          sailing vessel (noun)
          a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

          sailing warship (noun)
          a warship that was powered by sails and equipped with many heavy guns; not built after the middle of the 19th century

          sailing-race (noun)
          a race between crews of people in yachts

          sailmaker (noun)
          a maker of sails

          sailor (noun)
          any member of a ship's crew

          sailor boy (noun)
          a serviceman in the navy

          sailor cap (noun)
          a cap worn by sailors

          Sailor King (noun)
          King of England and Ireland; son of George III who ascended the throne after a long naval career (1765-1837)

          sailor suit (noun)
          a boy's ensemble; copied from a sailor's uniform

          sailor's breastplate (noun)
          a knot in the rope used to drag a gun carriage

          sailor's-choice (noun)
          similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States

          sailors choice (noun)
          a grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico