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.

    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
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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. 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.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Together you are the tip of the spear, the edge of the blade and the front of the shield defending and protecting our great country, you know there is no mission our pilots can't handle. There is no hill our marines can't take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can't breach. There is no sea the Navy can't brave and there is no storm the American sailor can't conquer. You know that together there is nothing Americans can't do. Absolutely nothing.

  3. Tim Cochrane:

    Goodfriend said. The organization is intended to appeal to a diverse range of applicants, Goodfriend said, from a 25-year-old female sailor in Virginia who wants to own a gym friendly to veterans with PTSD to a 40-year-old officer who wants to join the private sector working in cybersecurity. No matter where you’re coming from or where you want to go, We can find you a civilian mentor in the industry you want to go into who can help get you there.

  4. The Navy:

    Our thoughts are with the family of the USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor who lost his battle with the virus today.We remain committed to protecting our personnel and their families while continuing to assist in defeating this outbreak.

  5. Defense Mark Esper:

    The entire Department is deeply saddened by the loss of our first active duty member to Covid-19. Our thoughts are with the family of the Theodore Roosevelt sailor who lost Theodore Roosevelt battle with the virus today. We remain committed to protecting our personnel and their families while continuing to assist in defeating this outbreak.

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