English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sail /seil/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- to hoist a sail: kéo buồm lên
- tàu, thuyền
- a fleet of twenty sails: một đội tàu gồm 20 chiếc
- sail ho!: tàu kia rồi!
- bản hứng gió (ở cánh cối xay gió)
- quạt gió (trên boong tàu, trên hầm mỏ)
- chuyến đi bằng thuyền buồm
- (nghĩa bóng) hạ thập yêu cầu, bớt tham vọng
- to take the wind out of someone's sails
- nội động từ
- chạy bằng buồm, chạy bằng máy (tàu)
- đi thuyền buồm, đi tàu (người); nhổ neo, xuống tàu (để ra đi)
- bay lượn, liêng; đi lướt qua, trôi qua (chim, máy...)
- đi một cách oai vệ ((thường) nói về đàn bà...)
- ngoại động từ
- đi trên, chạy trên (biển...)
- he had sailed the sea for many years: anh ta đã đi biển nhiều năm
- điều khiển, lái (thuyền buồm)
- to sail into
- (thông tục) lao vào (công việc), bắt đầu một cách hăng hái
- tấn công dữ dội; mắng nhiếc thậm tệ, chỉ trích thậm tệ
- to sail close (near) the wind
+a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
+an ocean trip taken for pleasure
+traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water)
+move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
+travel in a boat propelled by wind
+travel by boat propelled by wind or by other means
Advanced English Dictionary
1 navigate, pilot, steer:
Sail as close to the shore as possible to avoid the whirlpool.
2 go sailing or boating or yachting, cruise, set sail, put (out) to sea:
Would you like to sail to the Isle of Wight for the weekend?
3 drift, move lightly, breeze, flow, waft, sweep, coast, float, scud, glide, slide, slip, plane, skim, fly, flit:
It was delightful to watch the tiny boats sailing, tacking, beating, and running in the brisk wind.
The schooner was carrying all the sail she could.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 (of a boat or ship or the people on it) to travel on water using sails or an engine: [V, usually +adv./prep.] to sail up the coast / into harbour + The dinghy sailed smoothly across the lake. + The ferry sails from Newhaven to Dieppe. + one of the first people to sail around the world + [VN] to sail the Atlantic
2 (also go sailing) to control or travel on a boat with a sail, especially as a sport: [V] We spent the weekend sailing off the south coast. + Do you go sailing often? + [VN] She sails her own yacht. + He managed to sail the boat between the rocks.
3 [V] (of a boat or ship or the people in it) to begin a journey on water: We sail at 2 p.m. tomorrow. + He sailed for the West Indies from Portsmouth.
4 [V +adv./prep.] to move quickly and smoothly in a particular direction; (of people) to move in a confident manner: clouds sailing across the sky + The ball sailed over the goalie's head. + She sailed past me, ignoring me completely.
Idioms: sail close to the wind to take a risk by doing sth that is dangerous or that may be illegal
Phrasal Verbs: sail through (sth) to pass an exam, a test, etc. without any difficulty
1 [C, U] a sheet of strong fabric which the wind blows against to make a boat or ship travel through the water: As the boat moved down the river the wind began to fill the sails. + a ship under sail (= using sails) + in the days of sail (= when ships all used sails) + Mrs Healy moved away like a ship in full sail (= with all its sails spread out). + The vessel can be propelled by oars or sail (= sails).
2 [sing.] a trip in a boat or ship: We went for a sail. + a two-hour sail across the bay
3 [C] a set of boards attached to the arm of a WINDMILL
Idioms: set sail (from / for ...) (formal) to begin a trip by sea: a liner setting sail from New York + We set sail (for France) at high tide.
more at TRIM v., WIND n.
main | canvas
VERB + SAIL
hoist, raise | drop, lower | adjust, trim | fill
The dinghy gathered speed as the wind filled her sails.
| reef, shorten | furl
SAIL + VERB
The bay was full of yachts with billowing sails.
SAIL + NOUN
area, shape, size | canvas
The yacht came in under sail and anchored near us.
the days of sail
The boat is preserved as a monument to the days of sail.
| in/under full sail
She advanced towards us like a galleon in full sail.
| set sail (for)
We set sail for France at first light.
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