Definition of "sailing" []

  • The skill required to operate and navigate a vessel; navigation. (noun)
  • The sport of operating or riding in a sailboat. (noun)
  • Departure or time of departure from a port. (noun)
  • The practice, art, or technique of sailing a vessel (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A method of navigating a vessel (noun)
  • An instance of a vessel's leaving a port (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sailing" in a sentence
  • "A British cruiser chased us fruitlessly for two days off Sierra Leone, and enabled me not only to test the sailing qualities, but to get the _sailing trim_ of the "Estrella," in perfection."
  • "WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Team New Zealand says it will compete in sailing's 2011 Volvo Ocean Race and expects former America's Cup-holder Alinghi to also take part."
  • "Ulysses was nine days in sailing from Ismarus, the city of the Ciconians, to the country of the Lotus-eaters — a period of time which to-day would breed anxiety in the hearts of the underwriters should it be occupied by the slowest tramp steamer in traversing the Mediterranean and Black seas from Gibraltar to Sebastopol."