Synonyms of sail


1. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet, piece of cloth, piece of material

usage: a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

2. cruise, sail, ocean trip, voyage

usage: an ocean trip taken for pleasure

3. sail, structure, construction

usage: any structure that resembles a sail


1. sail, travel, journey

usage: traverse or travel on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"

2. sweep, sail, move

usage: move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"

3. sail, boat

usage: travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"

4. voyage, sail, navigate, travel, journey

usage: travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

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Definition and meaning of sail (Dictionary)