"sails" in the noun sense
1. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet
a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
2. cruise, sail
an ocean trip taken for pleasure
any structure that resembles a sail
"sails" in the verb sense
traverse or travel on (a body of water
"We sailed the Atlantic"
"He sailed the Pacific all alone"
2. sweep, sail
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"
travel on water propelled by wind
"I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
"the ship sails on"
4. voyage, sail, navigate
travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
"The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
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