from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels, generally with smart graceful lines, used for pleasure cruises or racing.
- intransitive v. To sail, cruise, or race in a yacht.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slick and light ship for making pleasure trips or racing on water, having sails but often motor-powered. At times used as a residence offshore on a dock (Wikipedia).
- n. Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.
- v. To sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- To sail or cruise in a yacht.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
- v. travel in a yacht
Now when many individuals hear the term yacht club they see a collection of yacht owners gathering often to talk about their marine experiences.
Men stopped wearing hats overnight, and churches may empty in a heartbeat, but a yacht is forever.
The yacht is capable of 45 miles an hour with its 4,000 horsepower engine and when the Italians try to make a getaway in their skiff, the Streak streaks for them, "pulsing and vibrating and roaring like a thing alive" until the thieves haul in their oars and surrender.
The NEA spent $11,797 to charter a yacht from a Hollywood, Fla., company.
She pursued, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the King of France missed his daughter they brought him tidings of her, saying, “Thy yacht is lost”; and he replied,
The folk replied, O King, we have found ten men slain on the sea-shore, and the royal yacht is missing.
At the time of her hiring, according to Anders, she asked HP to pay to move her yacht from the East Coast to the West Coast through the Panama Canal.
Many people think that was his name because it's piratical, and so it was appropriate that he called his yacht Corsair.
After that he called his yacht the _Gloria_, in imitation of her name, and sometimes took the girl out on the sea.
The yacht is now lying at anchor in a deep coffee-colored stream, near a picturesque Malay village on stilts, surrounded by very extensive groves of palms.