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Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea - the profound solitude - that does it for me.
Billy Campbell

Meaning of "sailing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAILING

sailing  [ˈseɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAILING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sailing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SAILING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sailing

Sailing is the propulsion of a vehicle and the control of its movement with large foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centreboard, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to move the vessel relative to its surrounding medium and change its direction and speed. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves and an understanding of one's surroundings. While there are still some places in the world where sail-powered passenger, fishing and trading vessels are used, these craft have become rarer as internal combustion engines have become economically viable in even the poorest and most remote areas. In most countries sailing is enjoyed as a recreational activity or as a sport. Recreational sailing or yachting can be divided into racing and cruising. Cruising can include extended offshore and ocean-crossing trips, coastal sailing within sight of land, and daysailing.

Definition of sailing in the English dictionary

The first definition of sailing in the dictionary is the practice, art, or technique of sailing a vessel. Other definition of sailing is a method of navigating a vessel. Sailing is also an instance of a vessel's leaving a port.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAILING


abseiling
ˈæbseɪlɪŋ
ailing
ˈeɪlɪŋ
boardsailing
ˈbɔːdˌseɪlɪŋ
countervailing
ˈkaʊntəveɪlɪŋ
failing
ˈfeɪlɪŋ
grayling
ˈɡreɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
parasailing
ˈpærəˌseɪlɪŋ
prevailing
prɪˈveɪlɪŋ
railing
ˈreɪlɪŋ
retailing
ˈriːteɪlɪŋ
tailing
ˈteɪlɪŋ
trailing
ˈtreɪlɪŋ
unfailing
ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ
unveiling
ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ
veiling
ˈveɪlɪŋ
wailing
ˈweɪlɪŋ
whaling
ˈweɪlɪŋ
wholesaling
ˈhəʊlseɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAILING

sail maker
sailable
sailboard
sailboarder
sailboarding
sailboat
sailboater
sailcloth
sailer
sailfish
sailing boat
sailing date
sailing dinghy
sailing orders
sailing ship
sailless
sailor
sailor hat
sailor suit
sailor´s choice

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAILING

beguiling
boiling
broiling
calling
ceiling
criminal profiling
Darjiling
filing
glass ceiling
hypermiling
mass mailing
piling
plain sailing
profiling
racial profiling
roiling
service ceiling
smiling
stockpiling
tiling
unsmiling

Synonyms and antonyms of sailing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SAILING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sailing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sailing
canvas · captain · cruise · drift · embark · float · fly · glide · helm · navigate · pilot · put off · put to sea · scud · set sail · sheet · shoot · skim · skipper · skirr · soar · steer · sweep · voyage · wing

Translation of «sailing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAILING

Find out the translation of sailing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sailing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sailing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

航行
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

navegación
570 millions of speakers

English

sailing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नौकायन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِبْحَار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мореплавание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

navegação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পালতোলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

voile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Belayar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Segeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

航海
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

항해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sailing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự đi thuyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாய்மரக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्रपर्यटन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yelkencilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vela
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żeglarstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мореплавання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

croazieră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιστιοπλοΐα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

segling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seiling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sailing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAILING»

The term «sailing» is very widely used and occupies the 10.729 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAILING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sailing

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10 QUOTES WITH «SAILING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sailing.
1
George Matthew Adams
Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.
2
Dave Anderson
Instead of sailing off into the sunset, he hopes to sail into the next century.
3
Arthur Ashe
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
4
Christopher Atkins
I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
5
Nicholson Baker
E.B. White's essays are the best things I've read about Maine - especially the one in which he's not sure if he can go out sailing any more in his sloop.
6
Henry Walter Bates
Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers.
7
Ernesto Bertarelli
I really enjoy sailing on Lake Geneva because I can just look at the shore and see my wife having a barbecue with the kids.
8
Van Wyck Brooks
No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.
9
Billy Campbell
Most sailing ships take what they call trainees, who pay to be part of the crew. The Picton Castle takes people who are absolutely raw recruits. But you can't just ride along. You're learning to steer the ship, navigation; you're pulling lines, keeping a lookout; in the galley you're cooking.
10
Billy Campbell
Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea - the profound solitude - that does it for me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAILING»

Discover the use of sailing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sailing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sailing: The Basics
Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water. Here is all you''ll need for the confidence to sail, from acclaimed instructor and decades-long sailor Dave Franzel.
Dave Franzel, 2003
2
Sailing Fundamentals
This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards.
Gary Jobson, 2008
3
Sailing
The cleverly essential volume defines and illustrates the terms of sailing, from "ahoy" to "zephyr". Drawings throughout. . . . Quite simply the funniest book I have ever read.
Henry Beard, Roy McKie, 2001
4
Sailing
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Peter Heaton, 2011
5
Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips
Since many of his stories are pretty funny (when they aren't painful), Offshore Sailing is one of the most winning boating books I've read--as well as one of the most helpful."­­John Rousmaniere, author, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship ...
Bill Seifert, William Seifert, 2001
6
American Small Sailing Craft, Their Design, Development, and ...
From the author of Yacht Designing and Planning and Boatbuilding: the definitive history and survey of the great classic American small sailing craft.
Howard Irving Chapelle, 1951
7
Royce's Sailing Illustrated: The Sailor's Bible Since 1956
"Volume 1 -- on-the-water manual remains unchanged for rapid reference underway. It survived the test of time in endless sailing worlds on one, two, and three hulls"--Back cover note.
‎1998
8
Catamaran Sailing: From Start to Finish
The classic guide to catamarans, updated to bring readers the latest for everyman's sailboat.
Phil Berman, 1999
9
Sailing
Sailing enthusiasts will delight in this treasure trove of images and facts about the world's most spectacular sailboats.
Valeria Manferto De Fabianis, 2010
10
Sailing from Byzantium
Colin Wells. Chapter n i he A Threat frodi the Horth On an early summer afternoon in the year 860 — June 18, to be precise — the inhabitants of Constantinople began the most terrifying ordeal that most of them would ever live through.
Colin Wells, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAILING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sailing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
New Bedford picked as sailing site in new Olympic venue plan
The new sailing venue presented well at a news conference Thursday at the waterfront park at Fort Taber: relentless wind whipped flags and neckties, while ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
2
For Volvo racers, even in practice, sailing's a serious pursuit
NEWPORT, R.I. — The sails of Team Alvimedica's 65-foot racing machine are slack in a disappointing breeze as the crew and its skipper, Charlie Enright, ... «The Providence Journal, May 15»
3
Race village for Volvo sailing event opening in Newport
The race covers 44,580 miles over nine months and is widely considered the world's most prestigious offshore sailing event. The teams left Oct. 11 from Alicante, ... «WPRI 12 Eyewitness News, May 15»
4
Volvo Ocean Race: Passing the Caribbean Islands
(May 1, 2015; Day 13) – This week has been glorious trade wind sailing for the Volvo Ocean Race, with the crews focused mostly on just sailing fast. However ... «Scuttlebutt Sailing News, May 15»
5
Giles Scott wins gold at the Sailing World Cup
The domination of Giles Scott in the heavy Olympic singlehanded Finn class brought another gold medal at the inaugural re-launch of the Sailing World Cup in ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
6
Rio 2016 sailing events could be moved from polluted Guanabara Bay
A man walks along the shoreline of the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, venue for some of the 2016 Olympic sailing events. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
7
Queen of the waves! Duchess of Cambridge and her passion for …
During her gap year, Kate crewed a Round the World Challenge boat in the Solent - the spiritual home of English sailing. And during her student days she ... «Express.co.uk, Feb 15»
8
Rio official: 'No plan B' for 2016 Olympic sailing despite polluted bay …
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have ''no plan B'' for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent ... «FOXSports.com, Jan 15»
9
Ben Ainslie's honeymoon distress call answered by Sir Richard …
(CNN) Given his sailing pedigree it's the last thing you would expect, but America's Cup hero Sir Ben Ainslie had to send out a distress call after sailing into ... «CNN International, Jan 15»
10
US Sailing Releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. «US SAILING, Dec 14»

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