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What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
David Lloyd George

Meaning of "sailor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAILOR

sailor  [ˈseɪlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAILOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sailor 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 SAILOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sailor

Sailor

A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates waterborne vessels or assists as a crewmember in their operation and maintenance. The term 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 and security 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.

Definition of sailor in the English dictionary

The definition of sailor in the dictionary is any member of a ship's crew, esp one below the rank of officer. Other definition of sailor is a person who sails, esp with reference to the likelihood of his becoming seasick.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAILOR


ala
ˈeɪlə
alar
ˈeɪlə
assailer
əˈseɪlə
boardsailor
ˈbɔːdˌseɪlə
favela
fɑːˈveɪlə
hailer
ˈheɪlə
inhaler
ɪnˈheɪlə
mailer
ˈmeɪlə
retailer
ˈriːteɪlə
sailer
ˈseɪlə
scalar
ˈskeɪlə
tailor
ˈteɪlə
talar
ˈteɪlə
Taylor
ˈteɪlə
tractor-trailer
ˌtræktəˈtreɪlə
trailer
ˈtreɪlə
Venezuela
ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlə
wassailer
ˈwɒseɪlə
whaler
ˈweɪlə
wholesaler
ˈhəʊlseɪlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAILOR

sailcloth
sailer
sailfish
sailing
sailing boat
sailing date
sailing dinghy
sailing orders
sailing ship
sailless
sailor hat
sailor suit
sailor´s choice
sailor´s-choice
sailoring
sailorless
sailorlike
sailorly
sailplane
sailplaner

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAILOR

bachelor
bailor
bicolor
chancellor
color
councillor
councilor
counsellor
dolor
jailor
lor
multicolor
retailor
similor
Sinbad the Sailor
skin color
Technicolor
valor
versicolor
vice chancellor

Synonyms and antonyms of sailor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SAILOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sailor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sailor

Translation of «sailor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAILOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

水手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

marinero
570 millions of speakers

English

sailor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाविक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَحَّار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

моряк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

marinheiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাবিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelayar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Matrose
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

船員
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pelaut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thủy thủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடலோடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाविक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

denizci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

marinaio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żeglarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

моряк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

marinar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ναύτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

matroos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjöman
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjømann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sailor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAILOR»

The term «sailor» is very widely used and occupies the 11.579 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAILOR» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SAILOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sailor.
1
Dorothy Atkinson
Dad was a passionate sailor, and he taught me.
2
Honore de Balzac
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
3
Kristen Bell
I have the mouth of a sailor.
4
Ernesto Bertarelli
My father was a sailor and our summer vacations were always on a sailboat. I had a little boat before I had a moped.
5
Ernest Borgnine
I'm what you call a Depression sailor.
6
Keith Coogan
I cuss like a sailor; I smoked cigarettes for many years but quit and have never looked back; also, I ride a motorcycle... in Los Angeles... so there ya go.
7
Anna Freud
We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
8
Frank Gehry
Some people may say my curved panels look like sails. Well, I am a sailor, so I guess I probably do use that metaphor in my work - though not consciously.
9
David Lloyd George
What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
10
Rose George
The days of languorous shore leave are long gone. Overnight stays are unheard of and sailor towns a distant memory. In better ports, seafarers head for a seamen's mission.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAILOR»

Discover the use of sailor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sailor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sailor
Turning in her mafia-affiliated husband and fleeing with her son and a cache of stolen diamonds, Gina is vengefully targeted by her father-in-law and meets sailor Gray, whose trustworthiness Gina doubts.
Tom Epperson, 2012
2
Sailor
Sailor: a fictional period piece set in the early seventies.
Michael L. Goines, 2010
3
The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework
The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; and dozens of other topics important to safety, economy, and efficiency.
Hervey Garrett Smith, 2012
4
Home Is the Sailor: An Irish Country Doctor Story
But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections.
Patrick Taylor, 2013
5
Saving Sailor: A Novel
Set in a simpler time, Saving Sailor is a heartwarming tale of how hearts can change and relationships can be restored with God's help.
Renee Riva, 2010
6
Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels
On the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford's international bestseller, Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d'Or–winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels ...
Barry Gifford, 2011
7
The Quotable Sailor
Spanning the centuries from Homer's Odyssey right up to the America's Cup, this collection includes quotations from: Eugene O'Neill Sir Francis Chichester Hilaire Belloc Farley Mowat Henrik Ibsen K. Adlard Coles Herman Melville Sterling ...
Christopher Caswell, 2004
8
Sailor Girl
Sailor Girl is a love poem to the elemental forces - wind, wild weather, desire and love - that drive a young woman's voyage of self-discovery.
Sheree-Lee Olson, 2008
9
The Complete Sailor, Second Edition
This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart.
David Seidman, 2011
10
The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing
Previously published as On the Wind, this new edition takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling, including navigation, design, seamanship, anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering ...
David Seidman, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAILOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sailor is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Sailor Wounded In Chattanooga Attack Dies From Injuries
Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET. The U.S. Navy has confirmed that a fifth service member has died of wounds sustained in this week's shooting rampage at two military ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
Georgia sailor killed in Tenn. shooting remembered as family man
Friends and neighbors mourned Saturday the Georgia sailor who died from injuries sustained during this week's shooting at a military support center in ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
3
Search suspended for Olympic sailor off Florida coast
MIAMI — The search for a missing Olympic sailor was suspended Saturday night by the Coast Guard as darkness settled in on South Florida. Rescue teams had ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
4
Ben Ross' arm SNAPPED on live TV during arm wrestling contest …
Wendell Sailor said on Sunrise on Friday morning he could hear the snap and when he looked down he could see that Ross had broken his arm. He said Ross ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
4th sub Wyoming sailor gets prison in shower recordings case
MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. — A Navy sailor pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly videotaping female trainees as they undressed for showers aboard a ... «NavyTimes.com, Jun 15»
6
Sub Wyoming sailor pleads guilty to videotaping female officers
A Navy submarine sailor was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a military prison ... He is one of seven charged in the case, but was the sole sailor charged with ... «Military Times, May 15»
7
Swedish peace activists deploy 'gay sailor' to deter Russian …
Never mind expensive naval hardware -- Swedish peace activists have come up with a novel method: lowering a "Singing Sailor" device emitting a gay-friendly ... «CNN, May 15»
8
Former detective testifies that ex-sailor was obsessed with neighbor …
A former Norfolk detective says she focused on a former sailor as a suspect in a 1997 rape and murder after learning that the man was obsessed with the victim. «Fox News, Apr 15»
9
Florence Arthaud, Celebrated Solo Sailor, Dies at 57 in Helicopter …
Florence Arthaud, the French sailor who died at 57 in a helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday along with nine others, including two French Olympians, was ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
10
Miracle Plane Crash Survivor Sailor Gutzler, Surrounded by …
Michele Imrisik visited Sailor after her heartbreaking homecoming from Kuttawa, Kentucky, where the family's small private plane went down on the flight home ... «People Magazine, Jan 15»

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