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Definition of the noun yacht

What does yacht mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: yachts

  1. an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing

Alternative definition of the noun yacht


  1. 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.
  2. Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.

Specialised definition of the noun yacht

Glossary of sports

a sailing boat, often one that has living quarters and is used for cruising or racing (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

originally a term for a fast merchant ship or sail boat which were used to chase smuggler's boats; today the term refers to an elegant, fast, larger boat equipped with a cabin and used for sport competitions and recreational boating (sometimes also a smaller luxury boat). Depending on the means for propulsion one differentiates between motor yachts which are driven by a diesel motor, and sailing yacht, large ocean-going sailboats which can be used for overseas and coastal tours (ocean yachts) as well as for sailing regattas. The sailing yacht has a covered hull, a forward-running bow, a water-unloading stern, and a large sail area. Depending on the type of understructure sailing yachts can be further differentiated into keel yachts (with fixed ballast keel), center-board yachts (with a retractable center-board), and kell-center-board yachts (with ballast kell and retractable center-board). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

a sailing boat, or a boat used for pleasure and sport (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a large luxurious boat with a motor (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb yacht

What does yacht mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: yachted | yachting | yachts

  1. travel in a yacht
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique] [Adjective]Claire skated her skates blades blunt
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]Claire skated along the canal

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): balloon, boat, bobsled, bus, cab, caravan, chariot, coach, dogsled, ferry, gondola, helicopter, jeep, jet, moped, motor, parachute, punt, rickshaw, rocket, sledge, sleigh, taxi, tram, trolley.

    • domain: navigation / pilotage / piloting
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: boat = ride in a boat on water


Yacht is a musical group.


Who is Yacht?

YACHT a.k.a. Jona Bechtolt is an electronic musician and multimedia artist based in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is a former member of The Badger King and The Blow, and has released solo records under the name Yacht since 2003. Nearly all of his recordings have been distributed by both Marriage Records and States Rights Records.


  1. Yacht is a drinking establishment.
  2. Yacht is a drinking establishment.


  1. Yacht: A yacht is a recreational boat or ship. The term originated from the Dutch Jacht meaning "hunt". It was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. After its selection by Charles II of England as the vessel to carry him to Britain from Holland for his restoration in 1660, it came to be used to mean a vessel used to convey important persons.
    • also known as 遊艇
  2. Yacht a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  3. Yacht is a public domain dice game, similar to the Latin American game Generala, the English game of Poker Dice, the Scandinavian Yatzy, and the Cheerio. It is also known as the predecessor of Yahtzee.
  4. Yacht is a TV spot.

Phrases with Yacht

Phrases starting with the word Yacht:

  1. yacht club
  2. yacht race
  3. yacht chair

Phrases ending with the word Yacht:

  1. ice yacht
  2. Land Yacht
  3. racing yacht

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yacht

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Google previewChambers's Journal (1890)

The Kaiser's chief yacht is the Holmnzollern, an iron paddle- ship ...

Google previewChamber's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts (1890)

The Kaiser's chief yacht is the Holienzollern, an iron paddle- ship ...

Google previewSmall Hydroelectric Engineering Practice (2014)

by Bryan Leyland

used for measuring the speed of a yacht is a satisfactory alternative to an expensive flow meter. A geological overview is needed to establish the risk of landslides and settlement of any structures.

Google previewMy First Dictionary (2012)

by DK Publishing

yacht A yacht is a big, fast boat with a.

Google previewThe Rover Boys MEGAPACK® (2017)

26 Boys' Adventure Novels by Edward Stratemeyer

The steam yacht is a large one and can readily THE ROVER BOYSONTREASURE ISLE | 1779.

Google previewUltimate Sailing Adventures (2009)

100 Extraordinary Experiences on the Water by Miles Kendall

Even a swamped or listing yacht is a safer refuge than a lifeboat and is far easier for the rescue services to detect. If the worst happens and you do have to inflate your liferaft, make sure that it's tied on securely before you throw it over the side.

Google previewNantucket Impressions (2001)

by Robert Gambee, Elizabeth Heard

The motor yacht is a relatively recent invention, slow to catch on with the general public. Although Ole Evinrude invented a detachable rowboat motor in 1909, the wealthy were attracted to steam yachts, some of which reached lengths of over ...

Google previewHidden Florida Keys and Everglades (2008)

Including Key Largo and Key West by Candace Leslie

com Chartering Captain Craig Eubank's 46-foot sportfishing yacht is an exercise in style. Mr. Zis air-conditioned and boasts astereo, TV, VCR and fully equipped wet bar ...

Google previewAfloat (2008)

by Guy de Maupassant

a wealthy Greek shipowner now mainly remembered as the second husband of the widow of President Kennedy, is said to have remarked: “The great thing about a yacht is that you raise anchor and tell the entire world to bugger off. It's pure ...

Google previewThe Disneyland Encyclopedia (2012)

The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom by Chris Strodder

Basically a place for fast food, the Yacht Club was a freestanding counter-service eatery alongside the Tomorrowland lagoon (hence the “yacht” reference). The aquatic theme included an exterior display of nautical pennants; the rest of the ...

Google previewSports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Steven A. Riess

The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) was founded on July 30, 1844, by nine wealthy New Yorkers, led by shipping magnate John Cox Stevens, its first commodore. The club«s first race, later that year, took the members from the lower East River ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities: Over 7,100 Terms on Airlines (2008)

by Homero E. Martinez

Bareboat or Bare Boat (Yacht): A sailboat or powerboat for hire without crew.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (2008)

by Michael Lück

In October 1907, the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) was founded in Paris. In August 1996, the Union changed its name to the International Sailing Federation. The idea of founding the ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Greater New York and Its Neighborhood ... (1892)

Yacht Club.— The New York Yacht Club is the oldest as well as the largest ot the clubs of this kind now existing m this city, having been organized in 1844. At that time the men who could afford private yachts were not numerous, and it was ...

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Quotes about Yacht

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it. (David Lee Roth)
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Scrabble value of Y4A1C3H4T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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