2. flag, fail, languish, wilt, weaken, falter, cave in; wither, fade, wane, ebb, die down; weary, Archaic. faint, tire.
3. decline, descend, lower, go down, dip, slip; drop, fall, sink; plummet, plunge, tumble, topple, take a header; decrease, diminish, lessen, subside.
-n. 4. droop, sagging, sinking, bending, bend, Vet. Pathol, sway-back, curvature; depression, concavity, cavity, hollow, indentation, scoop.
5. (of prices) decline, decrease, lowering, lessening,
saga, n. epic, edda, history, Archaic, gest, tale; legend, romance, adventure; chronicle, Fr. roman-fleuve. sagacious, adj. 1. shrewd, astute, SI. savvy, keen, clever, canny, subtle, Inf. cute, Archaic, parlous; calculating, cunning, sly, wily, foxy; acute, sharp, sharp-witted, sharp as a tack; discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, insightful; intelligent, smart, apt, ingenious, bright; agile, quick, quick-witted, nimble-witted; knowledgeable, versed, enlightened, aware, knowing, wide-awake, far-sighted.
2. sage, wise, sapient. See sage (def. 2). sagacity, n. sound judgment, clear thinking, prudence, judiciousness, clearheadedness, common sense; acumen, perspicacity, perspicaciousness; astuteness, shrewdness, ingenuity, intelligence, brains, Inf. gray matter, SI. smarts; sagaciousness, wisdom, understanding, penetration, perceptiveness, discernment, sage, n. 1. philosopher, philosophe, theorist, Solomon, Hinduism, rishi, Class. Myth. Nestor; savant, scholar, pundit, pantologist, rabbi, wise man, learned man; mentor, venerable, oracle; luminary, master, expert, authority.
-adj. 2. sagacious, wise, sapient, pansophic, pan-sophical; Solomonic, gash, rational, reasonable, logical; judicious, prudent, politic, discreet, sensible; commonsensical, long-headed, hard-headed, with a good head on one's shoulders.
sail, n. 1. canvas, piece of sailcloth or duck, Naut. cloth, Naut. mainsail, Naut. jib, Naut. square sail, Naut. fore-and-aft sail; (all of a windmill) vane, blade, arm, wing.
2. cruise, voyage at sea, crossing, boat trip or journey; excursion, outing, pleasure trip, vacation.
3. sailboat, sailing boat, sloop, dory, pinnace, yacht, vessel, craft; ship, schooner, windjammer, galleon, cutter, yawl, All Naut. ketch, jack, brigantine, brig, bark.
-v. 4. boat, cruise, yacht, ride the sea or waves, plow the waves, traverse the seas or ocean or water, Literary, ride the bounding main.
5. set sail, hoist or raise sail, put to sea, ship out, leave port or dock, Naut. make sail, Naut. raise or hoist the blue peter; put off, shove off, push off, take off, set out, embark on a cruise or voyage.
6. float, flow, stream, roll, run, steam; coast, drift, move with the wind; glide, slide, glissade, sweep, skate, slip; plane, skim, flit, dart, scud; fly, wing, soar, Aeronautics, volplane.
7. pilot, steer, helm, captain, navigate.
sailor, n. 1. mariner, seaman, seafarer, bluejacket, marine, jack-tar, Jacky, Inf. windjammer, Inf. gob, Brit. SI. matelot, East Indian, lascar, Fr. matelot, Ger.