Definitions for sailorˈseɪ lər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person whose occupation is sailing or navigation; mariner.
a seaman below the rank of officer.
a naval enlistee.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Military
a flat-brimmed straw hat with a low flat crown.
* Syn: sailor , seaman , mariner , salt are terms for a person who leads a seafaring life. A sailor or seaman is one whose occupation is on board a ship at sea, esp. a member of a ship's crew below the rank of petty officer: a sailor before the mast; an able-bodied seaman.mariner is a term found in certain technical expressions: mariner's compass (ordinary compass as used on ships); the word now seems elevated or quaint: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. salt is an informal term for an experienced sailor: an old salt.
Origin of sailor:
1540–50; earlier sailer
any member of a ship's crew
bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy(noun)
a serviceman in the navy
boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hat(noun)
a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who sails boats or ships as their job or for pleasure
One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
Origin: From sailer.
one who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman
A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates water-borne vessels or assists as a crew member in their operation and maintenance. The term blue jacket or bluejacket may be used for British or US Navy sailors, the latter especially when deployed ashore as infantry. The Bluejacket's Manual is the basic handbook for United States Navy personnel. 700,000 of the world's mariners come from the Philippines, being the world's largest origin of seafarers. Etymologically, the name "sailor" preserves the memory of the time when ships were commonly powered by sails, but it applies to the personnel of all vessels, whatever their mode of propulsion, and includes military maritime personnel and members of the merchant marine as well as recreational sailors. The term "seaman" is frequently used in the particular sense of a sailor who is not an officer.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A man who makes his living on water but never touches it on shore.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sailor' in Nouns Frequency: #2752
Translations for sailor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a member of a ship's crew whose job is helping to sail a ship.
- بَحّار، مَلاّحArabic
- marinheiroPortuguese (BR)
- der MatroseGerman
- sømand; matrosDanish
- नाविक, मल्लाहHindi
- mornar, pomoracCroatian
- marinaio, navigatoreItalian
- jūrnieks; matrozisLatvian
- anak kapalMalay
- sjømann, matrosNorwegian
- ماڼو، بېړۍ وانPashto
- seglare, sjöman, matrosSwedish
- gemici, denizciTurkish
- 水手Chinese (Trad.)
- моряк, матросUkrainian
- جہاز کے عملے کا آدمیUrdu
- thủy thủVietnamese
- 水手Chinese (Simp.)
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