sailing

sailing

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of sailing in English

English Online Dictionary. What means sailing‎? What does sailing mean?

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɪlɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English sailyng, seyling, equivalent to sail +‎ -ing.

Noun

sailing (countable and uncountable, plural sailings)

  1. Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
  2. Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
  3. the time of departure from a port
  4. (countable) a scheduled voyage by a ferry or ship.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English saylinge, seilinge, variants of sailende, seilende, equivalent to sail +‎ -ing.

Adjective

sailing (not comparable)

  1. Travelling by ship
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Verb

sailing

  1. present participle of sail

References

  • “sailing” (US) / “sailing” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

Anagrams

  • Gilanis, ailings, aisling, nilgais

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