What does sailor mean?

Definitions for sailor
ˈseɪ lərsailor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sailor, crewman(noun)

    any member of a ship's crew

  2. bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy(noun)

    a serviceman in the navy

  3. boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hat(noun)

    a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown

Wiktionary

  1. sailor(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From sailer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sailor(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Sailor

    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

  1. SAILOR

    A man who makes his living on water but never touches it on shore.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sailor

    A man trained in managing a ship, either at sea or in harbour. A thorough sailor is the same with mariner and seaman, but as every one of the crew is dubbed a sailor, there is much difference in the absolute meaning of the term. (See MARINER and SEAMAN.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sailor' in Nouns Frequency: #2752

How to pronounce sailor?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sailor in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sailor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sailor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sailor in a Sentence

  1. Leon Tec:

    A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.

  2. Honore' de Balzac:

    A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.

  3. Chad Vincelette:

    How the sailor was able to get a weapon on base is part of the ongoing investigation.

  4. Ben Berzin:

    There was a period during these negotiations when he was still spending money like a drunken sailor.

  5. Robert Scheidt:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of sailor

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