What does sailor mean?

Definitions for sailor
ˈseɪ lərsailor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sailor.

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.

    Etymology: 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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you will be sailing happily in the blue ocean, thinking that life is all fun. Precisely at that moment still, you will be attracted by Siren's lethal skill. Never forget that Siren is the creature of the Fey, who will ruthlessly steal your heart away. Don't ever dare to look into her beautiful eyes, you will be left alone with your sad sighs and pitiful cries. In the journey of life, Siren's call comes with a price to pay, for the poor sailor who loses his life to that beautiful creature of the Fey.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.

  3. Olafur Eliasson:

    One of the main sources of inspiration was for me my childhood in Iceland where the harbour,... where I spent a lot of time as my father was a sailor, sometimes filled up with boats so you could cross the harbour by going from one deck to the next.

  4. R. W. Plagge:

    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

  5. Honore' de Balzac:

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

Images & Illustrations of sailor

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