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Meaning of "Mayday" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MAYDAY

Phonetic spelling of French m'aidez help me.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MAYDAY

Mayday  [ˈmeɪˌdeɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAYDAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mayday 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 MAYDAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mayday

Mayday

Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organizations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. The call is always given three times in a row to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call.

Definition of Mayday in the English dictionary

The definition of Mayday in the dictionary is the international radiotelephone distress signal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAYDAY


all-day
ˈɔːlˌdeɪ
awayday
əˈweɪˌdeɪ
birthday
ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ
doomsday
ˈduːmzˌdeɪ
everyday
ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ
faraday
ˈfærəˌdeɪ
heyday
ˈheɪˌdeɪ
holiday
ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ
man-day
ˈmænˌdeɪ
multiday
ˈmʌltɪˌdeɪ
one-day
ˈwʌnˌdeɪ
payday
ˈpeɪˌdeɪ
play-day
ˈpleɪˌdeɪ
same-day
ˈseɪmˌdeɪ
schoolday
ˈskuːlˌdeɪ
someday
ˈsʌmˌdeɪ
washday
ˈwɒʃˌdeɪ
weekday
ˈwiːkˌdeɪ
workaday
ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ
workday
ˈwɜːkˌdeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAYDAY

May bug
May Day
May queen
may tree
May Two-Four
maya
Mayakovski
Mayan
maybe
maybird
maybush
Mayence
Mayenne
Mayer
mayest
Mayfair

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAYDAY

at the end of the day
day
day-to-day
Friday
from day to day
good day
Monday
officer of the day
order of the day
per day
Saturday
Sunday
that will be the day
the other day
Thursday
today
Tuesday
Valentine´s day
Wednesday
yesterday

Synonyms and antonyms of Mayday in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Mayday» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAYDAY

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

Translator English - Chinese

五月天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Mayday
570 millions of speakers

English

Mayday
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहली मई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إستغاثة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Mayday
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Mayday
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মে দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Mayday
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mayday
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mayday
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メーデー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

메이데이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mayday
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Mayday
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மே தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Mayday
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mayıs günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mayday
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Mayday
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Mayday
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Mayday
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Πρωτομαγιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Mayday
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Mayday
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Mayday
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Mayday

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAYDAY»

The term «Mayday» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.828 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAYDAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Mayday» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Mayday» 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 Mayday

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAYDAY»

Discover the use of Mayday in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Mayday and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mayday
From master story-teller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes MAYDAY - the classic American bestseller that packs a supersonic shock with every turn of the page, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller you will ...
Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block, 2008
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Mayday: The Art of Shepard Fairey
May Day - The Art of Shepard Fairey is published as a celebration of an evocative collection of paintings from one of the most important artists of our time. Portraits of advocates of the working class and oppressed define the collection.
Jeffrey Deitch, Antonino D'Ambrosio, 2011
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Mayday!
As a small twin-engine plane is flown through bad weather and begins to suffer mechanical problems, t must be set down in a remote area of Alaska, where those on board are forced to find a way to survive, in an adventure story with many ...
Edward Packard, Andrea Packard, Eric Cherry, 1998
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Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in ...
The story of the KC-135 military plane crash that took place in 1965 in Wichita, Kansas.
D. W. Carter, 2013
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Mayday! Mayday!: A Coast Guard Rescue
A detailed author's note provides additional information about the search-and-rescue process, making this a terrific book for any school or home library.
Chris L. Demarest, 2004
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Mayday!: Shipwrecks, Tragedies & Tales from Long Island's ...
In "MAYDAY!," author Van R. Field painstakingly assembles a compendium of Long Island's most harrowing, amazing and notorious shipwrecks and ocean-going incidents.
Van R. Field, 2008
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Mayday
From master story-teller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes MAYDAY - the classic American bestseller that packs a supersonic shock with every turn of the page, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller you will ...
Nelson De Mille, Thomas H. Block, 1997
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Mayday Mayday
Lowell Green presents a powerful, persuasive, well-documented and incredibly well researched argument for a substantial reduction in Canada's yearly intake of immigrants and refugees, and an immediate halt to multiculturalism.
Green Lowell, 2011
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Mayday!: A Physician as Patient
[i]Mayday![/i] is a medical-odyssey journal of the thoughts, feelings, humor and spirituality of an American physician during months of hospitalization.
Allan Lohaus, 2006
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Mayday! Mayday!: Aircraft Crashes in the Great Smoky ...
This book details all of those known incidents from 1920 to 2000, including those that occurred within the area before the establishment of the National Park in 1934.
Jeff Wadley, Dwight McCarter, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAYDAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Mayday is used in the context of the following news items.
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BidenJam!: VP's L.A. Visit Brings Road Closures For Tonight, Weds …
But to make this simple for you 'mayday'…did you ever watch Jay Leno or ... And, fortunately, 'mayday', these people are not the Americans I ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
2
NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Report: Four Firefighters Killed, 16 Injured …
The captain from E82 called a “Mayday” and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) operations were initiated by Engine 60. During the RIT operations, ... «Firefighter Nation, Jul 15»
3
Pilot walks away from small plane crash-landing
... Guard Base, was returning from a mission in northern Michigan when they heard a mayday call from a pilot in distress shortly before 7 p.m.. «Green Bay Press Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Journey into the unexpected
Sandy Lam sings Mayday's Eternal Summer. Jeff Tweedy (second from Sandy Lam sings Mayday's Eternal Summer. Jeff Tweedy ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
5
Coronation Street: Richard Hawley and Faye Brooks join as Shayne …
Richard is best known for playing DS Richard Haskons in the ITV crime drama and has recently had roles in Mayday and DCI Banks, while ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Eyes On the water
The pair immediately sent out a mayday call to the Coast Guard, who sent the message to others located in that remote area of the channel. «3BL Media, Jul 15»
7
Pre-Market Stocks Roundup: SFX Entertainment (NASDAQ:SFXE …
... Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance, Awakenings, React Presents, Beatport, Flavorus, ... «wsnewspublishers, Jul 15»
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Piper Aircraft and Hartzell Propeller Collaborate on New 5-Blade …
... Inc. The aerospace technology company also includes Mayday Manufacturing. For more info on Hartzell Propeller go to hartzellprop.com. «AviationPros.com, Jul 15»
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Missing fishermen: Weather to help search crews looking for missing …
No mayday call was received and no locator beacons were activated. Police said Mr Carter, of Kalbarri, and Mr Fairley, of Moresby, near ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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Mayday Parade To Release New Album, Black Lines
The Tallahassee rockers will be releasing their fifth full-length on October 9 via Fearless Records. Check out a teaser for the record, featuring a ... «Kerrang!, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mayday [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mayday>. Oct 2020 ».
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