Definitions for sailor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sailor.
any member of a ship's crew
bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boynoun
a serviceman in the navy
boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hatnoun
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.
Etymology: From sailer.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A seaman; one who practises or understands navigation.
Etymology: from sail.
They had many times men of other countries that were no sailors. Francis Bacon.
Batter’d by his lee they lay;
The passing winds through their torn canvas play,
And flagging sails on heartless sailors fall. Dryden.
Young Pompey built a fleet of large ships, and had good sailors, commanded by experienced captains. Arbuthnot.
Full in the openings of the spacious main
It rides, and, lo, descends the sailer train. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
A sailor is a person who works, travels, or navigates on bodies of water, particularly vast ones such as oceans and seas, usually as a member of a ship's crew. This can include roles and duties related to navigation, operation, maintenance, and other functionalities of the ship.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sailor is ranked #12789 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sailor surname appeared 2,412 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Sailor.
70.9% or 1,712 total occurrences were White.
21.6% or 522 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 63 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.4% or 58 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 29 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
1.1% or 28 total occurrences were Asian.
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
I pulled that off okay. I felt like I could be a sailor. If I wouldn’t have been a farmer, I probably would have been in the army or something like that. My grandpa was a sailor; he was a Merchant Marine. This style of dance suited my strengths.
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
Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of all fears.
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.
My opinion is that water quality is not good or it is very bad, there were illnesses like with Erik Heil and to cut short a sailor's competition at the Olympics is the absolute worst that can happen because of such a long preparation which has essentially marked your entire life. ANALYTICAL TOOLS.
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- maríCatalan, Valencian
- Seemann, MatroseGerman
- ναυτικός, ναύτηςGreek
- maristino, maristoEsperanto
- matruusi, merimiesFinnish
- matelot, marinFrench
- loingear, seòladair, maraiche, muireachScottish Gaelic
- matróz, hajós, tengerészHungarian
- sjóari, sjómaðurIcelandic
- navigante, marinaio, marittimoItalian
- 船員, 船乗り, セーラー, 水夫, 水兵Japanese
- 선원, 수병Korean
- jūreivė, jūreivisLithuanian
- kuģiniece, kuģinieks, jūrniece, jūrnieksLatvian
- hēramana, kaumoanaMāori
- kelasi, anak kapalMalay
- seiler, sjømann, matrosNorwegian
- chʼah łigai, táłkááʼ siláoNavajo, Navaho
- marynarz, żeglarzPolish
- marinheiro, marujoPortuguese
- marinar, matroz, matelotRomanian
- матрос, морякRussian
- морнар, mornarSerbo-Croatian
- sjöman, matrosSwedish
- bahhar, seylani, mellah, bahriyeliTurkish
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