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

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

Circa 1557; variant of yaught, earlier yeaghe (light, fast-sailing ship), from Dutch jacht (yacht; hunt), in older spelling jaght(e), short for jaghtschip (light sailing vessel, fast pirate ship, literally pursuit ship), compound of jacht and schip (ship).

In the 16th century the Dutch built light, fast ships to chase the ships of pirates and smugglers from the coast. The ship was introduced to England in 1660 when the Dutch East India Company presented one to King Charles II, who used it as a pleasure boat, after which it was copied by British shipbuilders as a pleasure craft for wealthy gentlemen.

  • (UK) enPR: yŏt, IPA(key): /jɒt/
  • (US) enPR: yät, IPA(key): /jɑːt/, /jɑt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

yacht (plural yachts)

  1. A slick and light ship for making pleasure trips or racing on water, having sails but often motor-powered. At times used as a residence offshore on a dock.
  2. Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.

yacht (third-person singular simple present yachts, present participle yachting, simple past and past participle yachted)

  1. (intransitive) To sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
  • Cathy, tachy, tachy-, yatch

Borrowed from English yacht, from Dutch jacht.

  • IPA(key): /jɔt/, /jot/, (Canada) /jat/

yacht m (plural yachts)

  1. yacht
  • “yacht”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Unadapted borrowing from English yacht.

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɔt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

yacht m (invariable)

  1. yacht
  2. the letter Y in the Italian spelling alphabet
  • yacht in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Borrowed from English yacht.

yacht ? (plural yachts)

  1. (Jersey) yacht

From Dutch jacht, via English yacht.

yacht m (definite singular yachten, indefinite plural yachter, definite plural yachtene)

  1. a yacht
  • “yacht” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

From Dutch jacht, via English yacht.

yacht m (definite singular yachten, indefinite plural yachtar, definite plural yachtane)

  1. a yacht
  • “yacht” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • jakt

Borrowed from English yacht.

yacht c

  1. yacht
  • lyxyacht
  • segelyacht
  • yachtklubb
  • yacht in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • yacht in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • yacht in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)
  • yacht in Svenskt nautiskt lexikon (1920)

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