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
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
The numerical value of sailor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sailor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
To win a medal here you have to be a complete sailor, you have to be able to sail in a wide range of conditions.
If you want to appreciate the Sun, be a miner; to value the land, be a sailor and to long for freedom, get married!..
Money mad. My wife says I spend money like a drunken sailor. Wonder what she'd say if I spent it like a sober congressman
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Translations for sailor
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- maríCatalan, Valencian
- Matrose, SeemannGerman
- ναυτικός, ναύτηςGreek
- maristino, maristoEsperanto
- matruusi, merimiesFinnish
- matelot, marinFrench
- muireach, maraiche, loingear, seòladairScottish Gaelic
- tengerész, hajós, matrózHungarian
- sjóari, sjómaðurIcelandic
- marittimo, navigante, marinaioItalian
- 水兵, セーラー, 船員, 水夫, 船乗りJapanese
- 수병, 선원Korean
- jūreivis, jūreivėLithuanian
- kuģiniece, kuģinieks, jūrnieks, jūrnieceLatvian
- hēramana, kaumoanaMāori
- kelasi, anak kapalMalay
- seiler, matros, sjømannNorwegian
- táłkááʼ siláo, chʼah łigaiNavajo, Navaho
- marynarz, żeglarzPolish
- marinheiro, marujoPortuguese
- marinar, matelot, matrozRomanian
- матрос, морякRussian
- морнар, mornarSerbo-Croatian
- matros, sjömanSwedish
- mellah, bahriyeli, seylani, bahharTurkish
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