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Yes. The word sail is a Scrabble US word. The word sail is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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You can make 18 words from 'sail' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'sail'

AILS 4LIAS 4
SAIL 4SIAL 4

3 letters words from 'sail'

AIL 3AIS 3
ALS 3LAS 3
LIS 3SAI 3
SAL 3 

2 letters words from 'sail'

AI 2AL 2
AS 2IS 2
LA 2LI 2
SI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of sail

sail asil sial isal aisl iasl sali asli slai lsai alsi lasi sila isla slia lsia ilsa lisa ails ials alis lais ilas lias

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sail. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sail.

Definitions and meaning of sail

sail

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seɪl/, [seɪ̯ɫ]
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: sale

Etymology 1

From Middle English saile, sayle, seil, seyl, from Old English seġl, from Proto-Germanic *seglą. Cognate with West Frisian seil, Low German Segel, Dutch zeil, German Segel, Swedish segel.

Noun

sail (countable and uncountable, plural sails)

  1. (nautical) 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.
  2. (nautical,uncountable) The concept of a sail or sails, as if a substance.
    Take in sail: a storm is coming.
  3. (uncountable) The power harnessed by a sail or sails, or the use of this power for travel or transport.
  4. A trip in a boat, especially a sailboat.
    Let's go for a sail.
  5. (dated, plural "sail") A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft.
    Twenty sail were in sight.
  6. The blade of a windmill.
  7. A tower-like structure found on the dorsal (topside) surface of submarines.
  8. The floating organ of siphonophores, such as the Portuguese man-of-war.
  9. (fishing) A sailfish.
    We caught three sails today.
  10. (paleontology) an outward projection of the spine, occurring in certain dinosaurs and synapsids
  11. Anything resembling a sail, such as a wing.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Like an eagle soaring / To weather his broad sails.
Hyponyms
  • See also Thesaurus:sail
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English sailen, saylen, seilen, seilien, from Old English siġlan (to sail), from *siglijaną. Cognate with West Frisian sile, Low German seilen, Dutch zeilen, German segeln, Swedish segla, Icelandic sigla.

Verb

sail (third-person singular simple present sails, present participle sailing, simple past and past participle sailed)

  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 steam or other power.
  2. To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a waterfowl.
  3. To ride in a boat, especially a sailboat.
  4. (intransitive) To set sail; to begin a voyage.
    We sail for Australia tomorrow.
  5. To move briskly and gracefully through the air.
    • [flavor text of the card "Spirit of the Winds"]
      A spirit of the wind that freely sails the skies.
  6. (intransitive) To move briskly.
    The duchess sailed haughtily out of the room.
Derived terms
  • sail close to the wind
Translations

Anagrams

  • Alis, Isla, LIAs, LISA, Lias, Lisa, SiAl, ails, lais, lias, sial

Basque

Noun

sail

  1. area

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English sail. Doublet of zeil

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seːl/
  • Hyphenation: sail
  • Rhymes: -eːl

Noun

sail n (plural sails)

  1. (nautical) The fin or sail of a submarine.
    Synonym: toren

Irish

Alternative forms

  • sal

Etymology

From Old Irish sal, from Proto-Celtic *salā.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /salʲ/

Noun

sail f (genitive singular saile)

  1. dirt, dross, impurity
  2. stain, defilement

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “sal”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “sal” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 589.
  • "sail" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “sail” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Volapük

Noun

sail (nominative plural sails)

  1. (nautical) sail

Declension

Derived terms

  • sailan
  • sailön

Welsh

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin solea (sole).

Noun

sail f (plural seiliau)

  1. base, basis, foundation
    Synonym: sylfaen

Derived terms

  • seiliedig (established; fundamental)

Mutation

References

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “sail”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies


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  • (Japanese) a miniature landscape of bonsai trees etc..
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)