sail verb Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "sail" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

sail

verb
 
 
/seɪl/
TRAVEL [I] B1 to travel in a boat or a ship: We sailed to Malta.Sailing and boatingMovement on or through water
CONTROL BOAT [I, T] B1 to control a boat that has no engine and is pushed by the wind: I learned to sail when I was a child. She sailed the small boat through the storm.Sailing and boating
START JOURNEY [I] When a ship sails, it starts its journey, and if people sail from a particular place or at a particular time, they start their journey: This ship sails weekly from Florida to the Bahamas.Sailing and boatingMovement on or through water
sail over/past/through, etc to move quickly through the air: The ball sailed past me.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftMoving quickly
(Definition of sail verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sail” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More