Definition of Yeoman

1. Noun. Officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch.

Exact synonyms: Beefeater, Yeoman Of The Guard
Generic synonyms: Bodyguard, Escort



2. Noun. In former times was free and cultivated his own land.
Generic synonyms: Freeholder

Definition of Yeoman

1. n. A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.

2. n. A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.

Definition of Yeoman

1. Noun. An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household, ranking between a squire and a page. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land; a commoner of good standing. ¹

3. Noun. A subordinate, deputy, aide, or assistant. ¹

4. Noun. A Yeoman Warder. ¹

5. Noun. A clerk in the US navy, and US Coast Guard. ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) In a vessel of war, the person in charge of the storeroom. ¹

7. Noun. A member of the Yeomanry Cavalry officially chartered in 1794 originating around the 1760s. ¹

8. Noun. A member of the Imperial Yeomanry officially created in 1890s and renamed in 1907. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yeoman

1. an independent farmer [n YEOMEN] : YEOMANLY [adj]

Medical Definition of Yeoman

1. Origin: OE. Yoman, yeman, yoman; of uncertain origin; perhaps the first, syllable is akin to OFries. Ga district, region, G. Gau, OHG. Gewi, gouwi, Goth. Gawi. 1. A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born. A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry. The word is little used in the United States, unless as a title in law proceedings and instruments, designating occupation, and this only in particular States. 2. A servant; a retainer. "A yeman hadde he and servants no mo." (Chaucer) 3. A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry. 4. An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores. Yeoman of the guard, one of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, consisting of the hundred yeomen, armed with partisans, and habited in the costume of the sixteenth century. They are members of the royal household. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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