Translation of "sail" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /seɪl/ us /seɪl/

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

navegar, velejar, viajar (em navio/barco à vela)
We sailed to Barbados.
She sails her own boat.

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

navegar, velejar
The boat sailed along the coast.

to leave a place by boat or ship

zarpar, partir
The ship sails at dawn.
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–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)