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set sail

Definition of set sail

  1. :  to begin a journey on water in a ship or boat <They set sail for/from San Francisco tomorrow.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

sailplay
  1. :  an extent of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a ship through water

    :  the sails of a ship

    :  a ship equipped with sails

  1. :  to travel on water in a ship

    :  yacht

    :  to travel on water by the action of wind upon sails or by other means


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