Translation of "sail" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /seɪl/ us /seɪl/

B1 to control or travel in a boat or a ship that has an engine or sails

navigare, far vela, andare in barca/nave
We sailed to Barbados. Siamo andati alle Barbados per mare.
She sails her own boat. Conduce la propria barca.

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

navigare, veleggiare
The boat sailed along the coast. La barca ha veleggiato lungo la costa.

to leave a place by boat or ship

partire, salpare
The ship sails at dawn. La nave salpa all’alba.
noun uk /seɪl/ us /seɪl/

a large piece of material that is fixed to a mast on a boat to catch the wind and make the boat move


(Translation of “sail” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)