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I sort of jumped out of movies and into the lifeboat of comics. I loved it right away. It was the opposite of film school. Whatever was in my imagination could end up in the finished product. There were just no limitations.
Brian K. Vaughan

Meaning of "lifeboat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIFEBOAT

lifeboat  [ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIFEBOAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lifeboat is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIFEBOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of lifeboat in the English dictionary

The definition of lifeboat in the dictionary is a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc. Other definition of lifeboat is a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIFEBOAT


airboat
ˈɛəˌbəʊt
catboat
ˈkætˌbəʊt
dreamboat
ˈdriːmˌbəʊt
fireboat
ˈfaɪəˌbəʊt
gunboat
ˈɡʌnˌbəʊt
houseboat
ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt
keelboat
ˈkiːlˌbəʊt
longboat
ˈlɒŋˌbəʊt
motorboat
ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt
powerboat
ˈpaʊəˌbəʊt
rowboat
ˈrəʊˌbəʊt
sailboat
ˈseɪlˌbəʊt
sauceboat
ˈsɔːsˌbəʊt
showboat
ˈʃəʊˌbəʊt
speedboat
ˈspiːdˌbəʊt
steamboat
ˈstiːmˌbəʊt
surfboat
ˈsɜːfˌbəʊt
towboat
ˈtəʊˌbəʊt
tugboat
ˈtʌɡˌbəʊt
workboat
ˈwɜːkˌbəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIFEBOAT

life-saver
life-saving
life-size
life-sized
life-support
life-support machine
life-support system
life-threatening
life´s work
lifeblood
lifeboatman
lifeboatmen
lifebuoy
lifecare
lifeful
lifeguard
lifehack
lifehold
lifeless
lifelessly

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIFEBOAT

banana boat
boat
cockleboat
ferryboat
fishing boat
flat-bottomed boat
iceboat
in the same boat
jet boat
miss the boat
narrow boat
paddle boat
pilot boat
pleasure boat
riverboat
sauce boat
stoneboat
torpedo boat
U-boat
whaleboat

Synonyms and antonyms of lifeboat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lifeboat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIFEBOAT

Find out the translation of lifeboat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lifeboat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lifeboat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

救生艇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bote salvavidas
570 millions of speakers

English

lifeboat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवनरक्षक नौका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَارِبُ النّجَاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спасательная шлюпка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barco salva-vidas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাইফ বোট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

canot de sauvetage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bot penyelamat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rettungsboot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

救命ボート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구명정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sekoci
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xuồng cứu hộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிர்காக்கும் படகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाइफबोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

filika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scialuppa di salvataggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łódź ratunkowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рятувальний човен
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

barcă de salvare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σωστική λέμβος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reddingsboot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livbåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

livbåt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lifeboat

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFEBOAT»

The term «lifeboat» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.136 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFEBOAT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lifeboat» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lifeboat» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lifeboat

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QUOTES WITH «LIFEBOAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lifeboat.
1
Brian K. Vaughan
I sort of jumped out of movies and into the lifeboat of comics. I loved it right away. It was the opposite of film school. Whatever was in my imagination could end up in the finished product. There were just no limitations.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIFEBOAT»

Discover the use of lifeboat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lifeboat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Lifeboat
The Lifeboat is a page-turning story of moral dilemmas, and also the moving and haunting story of Grace, a woman as unforgettable and complicated as the story she recounts.
Charlotte Rogan, 2012
2
The Lifeboat: A Novel
Will she pay any price to keep it? THE LIFEBOAT is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.
Charlotte Rogan, 2012
3
The Lifeboat
"There existed, not many years ago, a certain street near the banks of old Father Thames which may be described as being one of the most modest and retiring little streets in London . . . "
R. M. Ballantyne, 2005
4
Lifeboat
Woven through Lifeboat are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers who have enjoyed the novels of Patrick O’Brian, Crabwalk by Günter Grass, or works of nonfiction such as The Perfect ...
John R. Stilgoe, 2003
5
Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving ...
Told in real time and in the actual voices of survivors, Kaye’s poignant, pulse-pounding narrative includes the story of the Countess of Rothes, the wealthiest woman on the ship, bound for California, where she and her husband planned to ...
Elizabeth Kaye, 2012
6
Lifeboat Cities: Making A New World
Hopeful and provocative, this account" "considers the principle social and ecological threats facing Australia and outlines the ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed.
Brendan Gleeson, 2010
7
Lifeboat #15
Marlette must have seemed as far away from Titanic as any place in the world. I was told the story of Bert Johns and Titanic by friends, Marlette attorney, Ward Atkins, and Bert's friend and business associate, Earl Ingram back in 1985.
L. E. Johnson, 2012
8
The Lifeboat Strategy
You can understand what the government regards as suspicious ... and avoid raising your profile unnecessarily. The Lifeboat Strategy (2011) shows you exactly what you need to do to counter today's threats to wealth and privacy.
Mark Nestmann, 2011
9
Lifeboat Crew Member
Specially commissioned photography and clear text make the books friendly and accessible to young readers, making this a perfect series for introducing children to what goes on in the world around them, and how different people contribute ...
Rebecca Hunter, 2008
10
A Practical Guide to Lifeboat Survival
Survivors and professionals alike wholeheartedly recommend this priceless guide for everyone venturing to sea. 150 drawings. 2 ocean-current charts. Plotting tool.
Centre d'étude et de pratique de la survie (Pornichet, France), 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIFEBOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lifeboat is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Over-excited fishermen spark lifeboat rescue effort - Press and Journal
A north lifeboat was called out when four anglers who were thought to be in distress – but it turned out that they were simply excited about ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
2
Lifeboat called to boat 'adrift' (From Echo)
The RNLI launched its Atlantic 75 lifeboat from the Southend Pierhead boathouse at about 5.30pm on Saturday after a member of the public ... «Echo, Jul 15»
3
Lyme Regis Lifeboat week off to flying start - News - Midweek Herald
Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis Regis got off to a sunny start on Saturday with hundreds enjoying the weather and a day of traditional events that ... «Midweek Herald, Jul 15»
4
LATE NIGHT LIFEBOAT SEARCH FOR OVERDUE YACHT - Island …
Cowes RNLI lifeboat was one of three lifeboats that took part in a search for a yacht reported to be overdue in Hamble last night (Sunday). «Island Echo, Jul 15»
5
Whitstable RNLI lifeboat crews rescue sailors who boat capsized off …
The sailors were 400 yards from the shore when the incident happened and when lifeboat crews arrived at 3.25pm they were still stuck in the ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
6
Eastbourne lifeboat called out to Dutch yacht - Eastbourne Herald
Eastbourne's all-weather lifeboat responded to calls for help on Saturday afternoon from a visiting Dutch yacht with two people on board which ... «Eastbourne Herald, Jul 15»
7
Lifeboat involved in two weekend rescue missions - Sidmouth Herald
Sidmouth Lifeboat was called into action twice in as many days this weekend to assist in two rescue operations. «Sidmouth Herald, Jul 15»
8
Burnham-On-Sea Moose Lodge raises funds for lifeboat appeal
Burnham-On-Sea Moose Lodge has raised funds for Burnham RNLI's new D-class lifeboat appeal by holding a barbecue on Saturday ... «Burnham-On-Sea, Jul 15»
9
Families flock to North Shields' Fish Quay for Lifeboat Day to help …
Shoals of visitors descended on North Shields' Fish Quay on Sunday for Lifeboat Day. The event, organised by Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
10
Shopping centre supports RNLI national lifeboat week - Skegness …
Preparations are underway at the Hildreds Shopping Centre in Skegness to help support National Lifeboat Week. The centre will display its 16ft ... «Skegness Standard, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lifeboat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lifeboat>. Jan 2023 ».
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