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sail


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sail  \Sail\,  n.  [OE.  seil,  AS  segel,  segl;  akin  to  D.  zeil, 
  OHG.  segal,  G.  &  Sw  segel,  Icel.  segl,  Dan.  seil.  [root] 
  153.] 
  1.  An  extent  of  canvas  or  other  fabric  by  means  of  which  the 
  wind  is  made  serviceable  as  a  power  for  propelling  vessels 
  through  the  water. 
 
  Behoves  him  now  both  sail  and  oar.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Anything  resembling  a  sail,  or  regarded  as  a  sail. 
 
  3.  A  wing;  a  van.  [Poetic] 
 
  Like  an  eagle  soaring  To  weather  his  broad  sails. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  The  extended  surface  of  the  arm  of  a  windmill. 
 
  5.  A  sailing  vessel;  a  vessel  of  any  kind  a  craft. 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  the  plural  has  usually  the  same  form  as 
  the  singular;  as  twenty  sail  were  in  sight. 
 
  6.  A  passage  by  a  sailing  vessel;  a  journey  or  excursion  upon 
  the  water. 
 
  Note:  Sails  are  of  two  general  kinds,  {fore-and-aft  sails}, 
  and  {square  sails}.  Square  sails  are  always  bent  to 
  yards,  with  their  foot  lying  across  the  line  of  the 
  vessel.  Fore-and-aft  sails  are  set  upon  stays  or  gaffs 
  with  their  foot  in  line  with  the  keel.  A  fore-and-aft 
  sail  is  triangular,  or  quadrilateral  with  the  after 
  leech  longer  than  the  fore  leech.  Square  sails  are 
  quadrilateral,  but  not  necessarily  square.  See  Phrases 
  under  {Fore},  a.,  and  {Square},  a.;  also  {Bark}, 
  {Brig},  {Schooner},  {Ship},  {Stay}. 
 
  {Sail  burton}  (Naut.),  a  purchase  for  hoisting  sails  aloft 
  for  bending. 
 
  {Sail  fluke}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  whiff. 
 
  {Sail  hook},  a  small  hook  used  in  making  sails,  to  hold  the 
  seams  square. 
 
  {Sail  loft},  a  loft  or  room  where  sails  are  cut  out  and  made 
 
 
  {Sail  room}  (Naut.),  a  room  in  a  vessel  where  sails  are 
  stowed  when  not  in  use 
 
  {Sail  yard}  (Naut.),  the  yard  or  spar  on  which  a  sail  is 
  extended. 
 
  {Shoulder-of-mutton  sail}  (Naut.),  a  triangular  sail  of 
  peculiar  form  It  is  chiefly  used  to  set  on  a  boat's  mast. 
 
 
  {To  crowd  sail}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Crowd}. 
 
  {To  loose  sails}  (Naut.),  to  unfurl  or  spread  sails. 
 
  {To  make  sail}  (Naut.),  to  extend  an  additional  quantity  of 
  sail. 
 
  {To  set  a  sail}  (Naut.),  to  extend  or  spread  a  sail  to  the 
  wind. 
 
  {To  set  sail}  (Naut.),  to  unfurl  or  spread  the  sails;  hence 
  to  begin  a  voyage. 
 
  {To  shorten  sail}  (Naut.),  to  reduce  the  extent  of  sail,  or 
  take  in  a  part 
 
  {To  strike  sail}  (Naut.),  to  lower  the  sails  suddenly,  as  in 
  saluting,  or  in  sudden  gusts  of  wind;  hence  to 
  acknowledge  inferiority;  to  abate  pretension. 
 
  {Under  sail},  having  the  sails  spread. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sail  \Sail\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  pass  or  move  upon  as  in  a  ship,  by  means  of  sails; 
  hence  to  move  or  journey  upon  (the  water)  by  means  of 
  steam  or  other  force. 
 
  A  thousand  ships  were  manned  to  sail  the  sea. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  fly  through  to  glide  or  move  smoothly  through 
 
  Sublime  she  sails  The  a["e]rial  space,  and  mounts 
  the  wing[`e]d  gales.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  direct  or  manage  the  motion  of  as  a  vessel;  as  to 
  sail  one's  own  ship.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sail  \Sail\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sailed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sailing}.]  [AS.  segelian,  seglian  See  {Sail},  n.] 
  1.  To  be  impelled  or  driven  forward  by  the  action  of  wind 
  upon  sails,  as  a  ship  on  water;  to  be  impelled  on  a  body 
  of  water  by  the  action  of  steam  or  other  power. 
 
  2.  To  move  through  or  on  the  water;  to  swim,  as  a  fish  or  a 
  water  fowl. 
 
  3.  To  be  conveyed  in  a  vessel  on  water;  to  pass  by  water;  as 
  they  sailed  from  London  to  Canton. 
 
  4.  To  set  sail;  to  begin  a  voyage. 
 
  5.  To  move  smoothly  through  the  air;  to  glide  through  the  air 
  without  apparent  exertion,  as  a  bird. 
 
  As  is  a  winged  messenger  of  heaven,  .  .  .  When  he 
  bestrides  the  lazy  pacing  clouds,  And  sails  upon  the 
  bosom  of  the  air.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sail 
  n  1:  a  large  piece  of  fabric  (as  canvas)  by  means  of  which  wind 
  is  used  to  propel  a  sailing  vessel  [syn:  {canvas},  {canvass}, 
  {sheet}] 
  2:  an  ocean  trip  taken  for  pleasure  [syn:  {cruise}] 
  v  1:  travel  by  ship  on  (a  body  of  water);  "We  sailed  the 
  Atlantic";  "This  frigate  has  sailed  to  France" 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {sweep}] 
  3:  travel  in  a  boat  propelled  by  wind 
  4:  travel  by  boat  [syn:  {voyage},  {navigate}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  SAIL  /sayl/,  not  /S-A-I-L/  n.  1.  The  Stanford  Artificial 
  Intelligence  Lab.  An  important  site  in  the  early  development  of  LISP; 
  with  the  MIT  AI  Lab,  BBN,  CMU,  XEROX  PARC,  and  the  Unix  community, 
  one  of  the  major  wellsprings  of  technical  innovation  and  hacker-culture 
  traditions  (see  the  {{WAITS}}  entry  for  details).  The  SAIL  machines  were 
  shut  down  in  late  May  1990,  scant  weeks  after  the  MIT  AI  Lab's  ITS  cluster 
  was  officially  decommissioned.  2.  The  Stanford  Artificial  Intelligence 
  Language  used  at  SAIL  (sense  1).  It  was  an  Algol-60  derivative  with 
  a  coroutining  facility  and  some  new  data  types  intended  for  building 
  search  trees  and  association  lists. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SAIL 
 
  /sayl/,  not  /S-A-I-L/  1.  The  Stanford  Artificial  Intelligence 
  Laboratory.  An  important  site  in  the  early  development  of 
  LISP;  with  the  MIT  AI  Lab,  BBN,  CMU,  XEROX  PARC,  and  the  Unix 
  community,  one  of  the  major  wellsprings  of  technical 
  innovation  and  hacker-culture  traditions  (see  the  {WAITS} 
  entry  for  details).  The  SAIL  machines  were  shut  down  in  late 
  May  1990,  scant  weeks  after  the  MIT  AI  Lab's  ITS  cluster  was 
  officially  decommissioned. 
 
  2.  Stanford  Artificial  Intelligence  Language.  Dan  Swinehart  & 
  Bob  Sproull  Stanford  AI  Project,  1970.  A  large  ALGOL  60-like 
  language  for  the  DEC-10  and  DEC-20.  Its  main  feature  is  a 
  symbolic  data  system  based  upon  an  associative  store 
  (originally  called  LEAP).  Items  may  be  stored  as  unordered 
  sets  or  as  associations  (triples).  Processes,  events  and 
  interrupts,  contexts,  backtracking  and  record  garbage 
  collection.  Block-  structured  macros.  "Recent  Developments 
  in  SAIL  -  An  ALGOL-based  Language  for  Artificial 
  Intelligence",  J.  Feldman  et  al  Proc  FJCC  41(2),  AFIPS  (Fall 
  1972).  (See  MAINSAIL). 
 
  The  Stanford  Artificial  Intelligence  Language  used  at  SAIL 
  (sense  1).  It  was  an  ALGOL  60  derivative  with  a  coroutining 
  facility  and  some  new  data  types  intended  for  building  search 
  trees  and  association  lists. 
 
  3.  Early  system  on  Larc  computer.  Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May 
  1959). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAIL 
  Stanford  Artificial  Intelligence  Laboratory  [language]  (USA) 
 
 




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