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  • n  a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  • n  an ocean trip taken for pleasure
  • n  any structure that resembles a sail
  • v  traverse or travel on (a body of water)
    We sailed the Atlantic
    He sailed the Pacific all alone
  • v  move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
    Shreds of paper sailed through the air
  • v  travel on water propelled by wind
    I love sailing, especially on the open sea
    the ship sails on
  • v  travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
    The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow

  • Long before the invention of the rocket, man dreamed of hoisting sail and traveling through space in wind-blown ships.
  • A Dutch court has placed a 13-year-old girl into temporary custody after her parents supported her attempt to sail around the world solo.
  • Six centuries after Admiral Zheng He set sail, Adi Ignatius finds a China still struggling with its place in the world SOUTHEAST ASIA: Disunited Nations.
News & Articles

  • About Town: Learn to sail at the GIYC
    On Monday, the Grosse Ile Yacht Club will begin its annual Learn to Sail program.
    June 17, 2013 - Ile Camera
  • Largest solar sail ever to launch in 2014
    By Mike WallSpace.comA huge solar sail designed to demonstrate the viability and value of propellant­­­-free propulsion is slated to blast into space in November 2014, mission officials say.NASA's Sunjammer spacecraft — whose 13,000-square-foot (1,208 square meters) sail will allow it to cruise through the heavens like a boat through the ocean — is scheduled to lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 ...
    June 14, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Full Sail University is Proud to Welcome Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to Campus for 2013 State of the County ...
    Full Sail University is proud to welcome Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to the university’s on-campus performance venue, Full Sail Live, where she is scheduled to deliver the 2013 State of the County Address on Friday, June 14 beginning at 9am. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Post
    Also Sunday morning, in a statement to his cabinet, Netanyahu said that "Before the flotilla set sail for Gaza, we discussed - in various forums - the continuation of our policy toward the Gaza Strip. These discussions continued last week, inter...
  • Kent Desormeaux in 940 News
    It was almost like the Kentucky Derby. He just set sail,Desormeaux said.
  • Kyle Busch in New York Times
    I don't even remember what just happened,Busch said. "I drove it down into Turn 1 and hoped it stuck. I knew I had to baby it into Turn 3 and finally got to clear Jeff. We set sail from there."

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