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Meaning of "yacht" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YACHT

From obsolete Dutch jaghte, short for jahtschip, from jagen to chase + schipship.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF YACHT

yacht  [jɒt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YACHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yacht is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb yacht in English.

WHAT DOES YACHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

yacht

Yacht

A yacht /ˈjɒt/ is a recreational boat or ship. The term originated from the Dutch Jacht meaning "hunt". It was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. After its selection by Charles II of England as the vessel to carry him to Britain from Holland for his restoration in 1660, it came to be used to mean a vessel used to convey important persons. In modern use the term designates two rather different classes of watercraft, sailing and power boats. Yachts differ from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose, and it was not until the rise of the steamboat and other types of powerboat that sailing vessels in general came to be perceived as luxury, or recreational vessels. Later the term came to encompass motor boats for primarily private pleasure purposes as well. Yacht lengths generally range from 10 metres up to dozens of metres. A luxury craft smaller than 12 metres is more commonly called a cabin cruiser or simply a cruiser.

Definition of yacht in the English dictionary

The definition of yacht in the dictionary is a vessel propelled by sail or power, used esp for pleasure cruising, racing, etc. Other definition of yacht is to sail or cruise in a yacht.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO YACHT

PRESENT

Present
I yacht
you yacht
he/she/it yachts
we yacht
you yacht
they yacht
Present continuous
I am yachting
you are yachting
he/she/it is yachting
we are yachting
you are yachting
they are yachting
Present perfect
I have yachted
you have yachted
he/she/it has yachted
we have yachted
you have yachted
they have yachted
Present perfect continuous
I have been yachting
you have been yachting
he/she/it has been yachting
we have been yachting
you have been yachting
they have been yachting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I yachted
you yachted
he/she/it yachted
we yachted
you yachted
they yachted
Past continuous
I was yachting
you were yachting
he/she/it was yachting
we were yachting
you were yachting
they were yachting
Past perfect
I had yachted
you had yachted
he/she/it had yachted
we had yachted
you had yachted
they had yachted
Past perfect continuous
I had been yachting
you had been yachting
he/she/it had been yachting
we had been yachting
you had been yachting
they had been yachting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will yacht
you will yacht
he/she/it will yacht
we will yacht
you will yacht
they will yacht
Future continuous
I will be yachting
you will be yachting
he/she/it will be yachting
we will be yachting
you will be yachting
they will be yachting
Future perfect
I will have yachted
you will have yachted
he/she/it will have yachted
we will have yachted
you will have yachted
they will have yachted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been yachting
you will have been yachting
he/she/it will have been yachting
we will have been yachting
you will have been yachting
they will have been yachting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would yacht
you would yacht
he/she/it would yacht
we would yacht
you would yacht
they would yacht
Conditional continuous
I would be yachting
you would be yachting
he/she/it would be yachting
we would be yachting
you would be yachting
they would be yachting
Conditional perfect
I would have yacht
you would have yacht
he/she/it would have yacht
we would have yacht
you would have yacht
they would have yacht
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been yachting
you would have been yachting
he/she/it would have been yachting
we would have been yachting
you would have been yachting
they would have been yachting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you yacht
we let´s yacht
you yacht
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to yacht
Past participle
yachted
Present Participle
yachting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YACHT

yacca
yacht club
yacht race
yachter
yachtie
yachting
yachting cap
yachting club
yachting event
yachting fraternity
yachting regatta
yachting trip
yachtsman
yachtsmanship
yachtsmen
yachtswoman
yachtswomen
yack
yacka
yacker

WORDS THAT END LIKE YACHT

Anderlecht
Brecht
bricht
Connacht
cruising yacht
dicht
Dordrecht
echt
Gaedhealtacht
Gaeltacht
ice yacht
land yacht
licht
Maastricht
nicht
racing yacht
sand yacht
sicht
Utrecht
Wehrmacht

Synonyms and antonyms of yacht in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «YACHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «yacht» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of yacht
boat · cutter · ketch · sailboat · ship · sloop

Translation of «yacht» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YACHT

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

Translator English - Chinese

游艇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yate
570 millions of speakers

English

yacht
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नौका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَخْت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

яхта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

iate
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইয়ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

yacht
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapal layar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Jacht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヨット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yacht
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyền buồm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नौका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

yacht
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jacht
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

яхта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iaht
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιοτ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seiljag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

yacht
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lystbåt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yacht

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YACHT»

The term «yacht» is very widely used and occupies the 9.667 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YACHT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «yacht» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «yacht» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YACHT»

Discover the use of yacht in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yacht and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Elements of Yacht Design
Reprint of the original, first published in 1904.
Norman L. Skene, 2012
2
The Troller Yacht Book: A Powerboater's Guide to Crossing ...
Provides plans for Troller yachts with information on design theory and building and outfitting a yacht
George Buehler, 1999
3
Civil War Yacht
From the race of the 100 Guinea Cup 1851, to a personal yacht, to an espionage boat for the Confederacy, to a blockader for the Union Navy, the trodden decks of this black schooner carries many stories.
Thomas R. Neblett, 2009
4
The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: ...
Part how-to guide, part memoir, this book not only tells you exactly how to get hired as a yacht stewardess, it also reveals what life is really like on the high seas among the rich and famous.
Julie Perry, 2006
5
The Troller Yacht Book: How to Cross Oceans Without Getting ...
Loaded with detailed information about cruising design theory, building, and outfitting, this is the 21st-century update of yacht designer Buehler's popular "The Troller Yacht Book," the guide to fuel efficient and safe offshore cruising ...
George Buehler, 2011
6
A to Z Mysteries: The Yellow Yacht
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ron Roy, 2009
7
Yacht Designing and Planning
The book approaches the subject entirely from the point of view of American requirements and conditions.
Howard I. Chapell, 1995
8
Yacht Design According to Perry: My Boats and What Shaped Them
This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.
Robert Perry, 2007
9
Dorade: The History of an Ocean Racing Yacht
This is the definitive history of the boat many people consider the greatest ocean racing yacht of the 20th century.
Douglas Adkins, 2012
10
The Insider's Guide to Choosing and Buying a Yacht
The Insider's Guide to Choosing and Buying a Yacht gives prospective boat owners everything they must know before they step into a showroom or answer an ad on the Web.
Duncan Kent, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YACHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yacht is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prostitute pleads guilty in Google executive heroin overdose death …
Surveillance cameras on the yacht recorded Tichelman gathering her belongings, including heroin and needles, finishing a glass of wine, and stepping over Mr ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
2
'You gotta go buddy': sea lion pup climbs on to bunk in yacht
Michael Duffy, 48, said he was on his 12.5m (41ft) boat Elixir at the San Diego Yacht Club when he awoke at 2.30am on Sunday to sneezing and snoring. «The Guardian, May 15»
3
43-foot yacht blocks traffic in downtown Boston
BOSTON —The Duck Boats had no problem navigating the snowy streets of Boston for the New England Patriots Victory rally last week -- but the same cannot ... «WCVB Boston, Feb 15»
4
Wild Oats XI wins record eighth Sydney to Hobart yacht race
She may be 10 years old, but Wild Oats XI reaffirmed her status as Australia's supreme ocean racing yacht by fending off a late charge by the brand-new ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 14»
5
Yacht killing case shines light on 'sugar daddy' websites
Tichelman, 26, is suspected in the death of Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, a married father of five who was found dead in November on his 50-foot yacht. «CNN, Jul 14»
6
Slain Google Executive's Yacht Is On Sale For $345000
The 50-foot yacht was moved from the Santa Cruz marina to the marina in Alameda, California. It's being sold by a yacht broker on behalf of Hayes' family for ... «Business Insider, Jul 14»
7
Prostitute Arrested In Google Exec's Heroin Overdose Death On Yacht
A 26-year-old high-end prostitute allegedly injected heroin into a 51-year-old Google executive while on a yacht in Santa Cruz and ran away when he fatally ... «Forbes, Jul 14»
8
US ship finds hull of missing yacht
The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said. A surface swimmer ... «BBC News, May 14»
9
22 drown as yacht crammed with immigrants desperate to get to the …
Four children and 18 adults were found either dead in the water or crammed into the cabin of a yacht, which overturned along with a dinghy off the coast of ... «Daily Mail, May 14»
10
Wild Oats XI captures record-tying seventh Sydney-Hobart yacht crown
It didn't come close to matching last year's record time but supermaxi Wild Oats XI won a record-tying seventh Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Saturday. «CNN International, Dec 13»

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