Definition of sailing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsāliNG/


1The action of sailing in a ship or boat: [as modifier]: a sailing club
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  • The air was thick with the smell of the ocean, sailors beginning to untie their ships for mornings of sailing and fishing.
  • The full one-way journey would take 43 hours of sailing and the best part of a leisurely fortnight.
  • Lunch was delayed until 3 pm when the boat reached Port Adventure because conditions while sailing were too rough for serving the meal.
1.1A voyage made by a ferry or cruise ship, especially according to a planned schedule: the company operates five sailings a day
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  • The rights and wrongs of affecting the public, of disrupting ferry sailings and travelling plans for the 3,000 people which the port authorities said were due to use the ferryport during the day have been well debated at this stage.
  • Hubbard Glacier is the one that cruise ships visit on the seven-day sailings between Anchorage and Vancouver.
  • Coaches from Inverness to Scrabster are scheduled to fit in with the ferry sailings.
1.2 [in singular] An act of beginning a voyage or of leaving a harbor.

Words that rhyme with sailing

failing, grayling, mailing, paling, railing, tailing, unavailing, veiling, wailing

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Syllabification: sail·ing

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