Synonyms of sailing


1. seafaring, navigation, sailing, employment, work

usage: the work of a sailor

2. sailing, water travel, seafaring

usage: riding in a sailboat

3. sailing, departure, going, going away, leaving

usage: the departure of a vessel from a port

4. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing, flight, flying

usage: the activity of flying a glider


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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