Definition of Sailor

1. Noun. Any member of a ship's crew.




2. Noun. A serviceman in the navy.
Exact synonyms: Bluejacket, Navy Man, Sailor Boy
Specialized synonyms: Coastguardsman, Navy Seal, Seal, Striker, Submariner
Generic synonyms: Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman
Derivative terms: Sail

3. Noun. A stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown.
Exact synonyms: Boater, Leghorn, Panama, Panama Hat, Skimmer, Straw Hat
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Sailor

1. n. 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.

Definition of Sailor

1. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sailor

1. a member of a ship's crew [n -S] : SAILORLY [adj]

Medical Definition of Sailor

1. 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. Synonym: Mariner, seaman, seafarer. Sailor's choice. An excellent marine food fish (Diplodus, or Lagodon, rhomboides) of the Southern United States; called also porgy, squirrel fish, yellowtail, and salt-water bream. A species of grunt (Orthopristis, or Pomadasys, chrysopterus), an excellent food fish, common on the southern coasts of the United States; called also hogfish, and pigfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sailor

sailing-race
sailing boat
sailing dinghy
sailing master
sailing on another board
sailing ship
sailing ships
sailing under false colors
sailing vessel
sailing vessels
sailings
sailless
sailmaker
sailmakers
sailmaking
sailor (current term)
sailor's-choice
sailor's breastplate
sailor's hitch
sailor's hitches
sailor's skin
sailor boy
sailor cap
sailor dive
sailor suit
sailor suits
sailorlike
sailorly
sailorman
sailormen

Literary usage of Sailor

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1. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (1883)
"Now, the inference was, that the short sailor, reduced to this extremity, would give in at once and cry quarter, but instead ofthat, he all of a .sudden ..."

2. A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1906)
"THE sailor LADDIE My love has been in London city, My love has been at Port Mahon, My love is away at Greenland, 1 hope he will come back again. ..."

3. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"Now, the inference was that the short sailor, reduced to this extremity, would give in at once and cry quarter, but, instead of that, he all of a sudden ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"THE SHIPWRECKED sailor [One of the most complete documents existing on papyrus is the <Story of the Shipwrecked sailor.' The tale itself seems to date from ..."

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