• May watched the yacht until it disappeared from sight
    May watched the yacht until it disappeared from sight
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yacht travel in a yacht
    • n yacht an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race
    • n Yacht yŏt (Naut) A light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc.
    • v. i Yacht To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yacht A vessel propelled either by sails or by steam, most often light or comparatively small, but sometimes of large size, used for pleasure-trips or for racing, or as a vessel of state to convey persons of distinction by water. There are two distinct types of sailing yacht: the racer with large spars and sails and fine lines, but sacrificing comfort to speed; and the commodious well-proportioned cruising-yacht. Sailing yachts are seldom or never of a more elaborate rig than that of the schooner; but steam-vessels of every class from launches up are common as yachts.
    • yacht To sail or cruise in a yacht.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yacht yot a sailing or steam vessel, elegantly fitted up for pleasure-trips or racing, or as a vessel of state
    • v.i Yacht to sail in a yacht
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. jagt, jacht,; perhaps properly, a chase, hunting, from. jagen, to chase, hunt, akin to G. jagen, OHG. jagōn, of uncertain origin; or perhaps akin to OHG. gāhi, quick, sudden (cf. Gay)


In literature:

In the twelfth century, a royal yacht, though some deem it to have been a kind of transport.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
What has this yacht to do with Miss Denham?
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Come up alongside and let him jump on board of the yacht.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
But these we had no thought for, since the deserted yacht was beating up to us, and we stood right in her track.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
Watch me throw it on their yacht.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
That yacht is often there.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
Before the arrival of my little yacht, a challenge had been sent to her to sail on the Seine against a French yacht there.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
You'd have put the yacht into commission if you'd never heard from me.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
He would have chased you; but, Sir, his yacht is no better than a fisherman's smack.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
Dorothy quickly won their promise to go down the bay in the yacht, and lunch over, the party immediately made preparations to start.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

Does he teach his subjects to roast and bake?
Does he sail about on an inland lake
in a YACHT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Of floods to sap the parched ground,
And streams to run the desert round;
Of ransom to the captive caught,
And harbour to the found'rig yacht;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
When yacht or Coach Club fellows dine
We may carol the praises of ruby wine;
But when Automobile Clubmen convene
Then ho! For a gallon of gasoline!
"The Ballade Of The Automobile" by Ellis Parker Butler
At anchor lay the yachts with snow-white sails,
Outlined against glowing, rose-hued sky.
No ripple stirred the waters' calm repose
Save when a tiny craft sped lightly by.
"Drifting" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
A yacht from its harbor ropes pulled free,
And leaped like a steed o'er the race track blue,
Then up behind her, the dust of the sea,
A gray fog, drifted, and hid her from view.
"A Marine Etching." by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Upon the skirts of battle from Sluys to Trafalgar
We know that there were Small Craft — because there always are!
Yacht, sweeper, sloop, and drifter — to-day as yesterday
The big ships fight the battles — but Small Craft clear the way.
"Small Craft" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Hosted by Dan O'Hanlon, event chair for Lahaina Yacht Club, the Vic-Maui 2012 Awards Banquet was held Saturday evening at Lahaina Jodo Mission.
He took his family on safari in Kenya and on big-game fishing trips on his yacht.
The 45m megayacht project involves KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith.
Executive chef Jeffery M Medbury, CEC/CCE, Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT. 4 freshwater trout, 12-oz.
The Master on the Motor Yacht Flipper .
Sanders Yacht Club bartender and furniture maker .
We'd like to create a kitchen that's more like a yacht.
Gull Lake Yacht Club seeks to keep sailing tradition alive.
Harken Inc worlds largest producer of yachting hardware and equipment.
Yacht Psychic City See mystery Lights.
YACHT Developing Comedy Show for Amazon.
The weeks of testimony included juicy details about their jet-set lifestyles that included yachts, luxury vacations and high-roller spending.
Star Island Yacht Club has reported that three bass over 50 pounds were weighed in during the past week.
The Italian government is targeting yacht owners in a crackdown on tax evasion.
Same for yacht builders the world over — especially those in the decking and railing departments.