What does sailor mean?

Definitions for sailor
ˈseɪ lərsailor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sailor, crewmannoun

    any member of a ship's crew

  2. bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boynoun

    a serviceman in the navy

  3. boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hatnoun

    a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown

Wiktionary

  1. sailornoun

    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. Sailornoun

    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

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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. Honore' de Balzac:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Pierre Gilliard:

    The sailor Nagorny, who attended to Alexei Nikolaevitch, passed my window carrying the sick boy in his arms, behind him came the Grand Duchesses loaded with valises and small personal belongings. I tried to get out, but was roughly pushed back into the carriage by the sentry. I came back to the window. Tatiana Nikolayevna came last carrying her little dog and struggling to drag a heavy brown valise. It was raining and I saw her feet sink into the mud at every step. Nagorny tried to come to her assistance; he was roughly pushed back by one of the commisars.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Pilate listened to the crowd. What sailor listens to the swell ? (Pilate écouta la foule. - Quel marin écoute la houle ?)

  5. Staff Gen. John Hyten:

    We're hoping that that sailor recovers, we are praying for him and his family and his shipmates.

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