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sailing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in hanging, gliding

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sailing

verb
present participle of sail

Synonyms & Antonyms of sailing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to travel on water in a vessel
  • I can't sail when there's any breeze at all because I get seasick easily

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2 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • sailed through the latest assignment

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3 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • a leaf sailed by, carried by the breeze

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The first known use of sailing was before the 12th century

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sailers

sailing

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“Sailing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sailing. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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