- A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes.
- A trip in a boat, especially a sailboat.
- The blade of a windmill
- A tower-like structure found on the dorsal (topside) surface of submarines.
- The floating organ of siphonophores, such as the Portuguese man-of-war.
- To ride in a boat, especially a sailboat.
- To move briskly and gracefully through the air.
- To move briskly.
- Motion across a body of water in a craft powerered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
- Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
- The time of departure from a port
- (present participle of, sail)
- Travelling by ship
- One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
adjective (salti, er)
- Tasting of salt.
- Containing salt.
- Coarse, provocative, earthy; said of language.
- Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services.
- made for, or used on the high seas
- (nautical) a lane or route at sea that is regularly used by ships; a sea lane or trade route
- (nautical) an inland waterway used by seagoing shipping
- (nautical) the headway of a vessel
- (nautical) hardtack
- The transportation of goods
- The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry
- Passage or transport on a ship
- A boat that has sunk or run aground so that it is no longer seaworthy.
- An event where a ship sinks or runs aground.
- To wreck a boat through a collision or mishap.
- In the direction of the shoreline, relatively speaking.
- toward the shore
- (nautical) The master of a ship.
- A coach, director, or other leader.
- (cricket) the captain of a cricket team.
- (transitive) To be the skipper of a ship
verb (slu, ing)
- The act of sluing or the place to which something has slued.
- (transitive) To rotate something on an axis
- (transitive) To turn something sharply
- (intransitive) To rotate on an axis; to pivot
- (intransitive) To slide off course; to skid
verb (splic, ing)
- (nautical) A junction or joining of kids made by splicing them apart.
- (electrical) the electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
- (cricket) that part of a bat where the handle joins the blade
- To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
- To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
- To unite in marriage.
- (figuratively) To unite as if splicing.
- he argues against attempts to different genres or species of literature into a single composition.
- social security
- spousal support
- steam ship
- position, Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a as a chemist".
- duration, Duration.
- The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
- (sports) The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their went up three places".
- room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
- 1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
- "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had for two cars in front of the house."
- 2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
- "The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard , and waste."
- the right to bring a legal action
- (present participle of, stand); in the process of coming to an upright position
- erect, Erect, not cut down.
- Performed from an erect position.
- remaining, Remaining in force or status.
- stagnant, Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
- (nautical) One who steers; the helmsman
noun (wikipedia, stream, stream (river))
- A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks
- A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air)
- He poured the milk in a thin from the jug to the glass.
- Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words
- Her constant nagging was to him a of abuse.
- (science) Umbrella term for all moving waters.
- (computing) A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.
- (intransitive) To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.
- (internet) To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.
- (archaic) A deep chasm or abyss in the earth.
- The amount swallowed in one gulp; the act of swallowing.
- He took the aspirin with a single of water.
- (transitive) To cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach.
- Try not to too much toothpaste.
- The duck swallowed the frog.
- (intransitive) To take food down into the stomach; to make the muscular contractions of the oesophagous which this entails.
- I swallowed nervously, wondering who was outside the window.
- (transitive) To take in, to consume, to absorb or cause to disappear.
- Any extra money will be swallowed up by the mortgage repayments.
- (transitive) To believe or accept.
- I find his excuses a little hard to .
- A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.
- To overwhelm; to make too busy or overrun capacity.
- I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.
- To clear
- 2006 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/13/nyregion/13york.html?hp&ex=1158206400&en=39997b7802ea8b0b&ei=5094&partner=homepage New York Times
- Mr. Spitzer"s defeat of his Democratic opponent ... ended a primary season in which Hillary Rodham Clinton swamped an antiwar challenger for renomination to the Senate.