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sail·or

 (sā′lər)
n.
1. A person who serves in a navy or works on a ship.
2. A person who operates a sailboat.
3. A low-crowned straw hat with a flat top and flat brim.

sailor

(ˈseɪlə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) any member of a ship's crew, esp one below the rank of officer
2. a person who sails, esp with reference to the likelihood of his becoming seasick: a good sailor.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) short for sailor hat, sailor suit
ˈsailorly adj

sail•or

(ˈseɪ lər)

n.
1. a person whose occupation is sailing or navigation; mariner.
2. a seaman below the rank of officer.
3. a naval enlistee.
4. a flat-brimmed straw hat with a low flat crown.
[1540–50; earlier sailer]
syn: sailor, seaman, mariner, salt are terms for a person who leads a seafaring life. A sailor or seaman is one whose occupation is on board a ship at sea, esp. a member of a ship's crew below the rank of petty officer: a sailor before the mast; an able-bodied seaman. mariner is a term found in certain technical expressions: mariner's compass (ordinary compass as used on ships); the word now seems elevated or quaint: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. salt is an informal term for an experienced sailor: an old salt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sailor - any member of a ship's crewsailor - any member of a ship's crew    
hand - a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
lascar - an East Indian sailor
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
water dog, water rat - a person who enjoys being in or on the water
yachtsman, yachtswoman - a person who owns or sails a yacht
2.sailor - a serviceman in the navysailor - a serviceman in the navy    
coastguardsman - a member of a coastguard
Navy SEAL, SEAL - a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
striker - someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
submariner - a member of the crew of a submarine
3.sailor - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crownsailor - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

sailor

noun mariner, marine, seaman, salt, tar (informal), hearty (informal), navigator, sea dog, seafarer, matelot (slang, chiefly Brit.), Jack Tar, seafaring man, lascar, leatherneck (slang) A navy spokesman said one sailor is still missing.

sailor

noun
A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt, tar.
Slang: gob.
Translations
بَحَّاربَحّار، مَلاّح
námořník
matrossømand
maristinomaristo
merimiesmatruusi
mornar
hajósmatróztengerész
sjómaîur
船員
선원
nauta
marinarmatelot
jadralecmornar
matrossjöman
ลูกเรือ
матрос
thủy thủ

sailor

[ˈseɪləʳ]
A. Nmarinero m
to be a bad sailormarearse fácilmente
to be a good sailorno marearse
B. CPD sailor hat Nsombrero m de marinero
sailor suit Ntraje m de marinero (de niño)

sailor

[ˈseɪlər] nmarin m, matelot m
He's a sailor → Il est marin.

sailor

n
Seemann m; (in navy) → Matrose m, → Matrosin f; (= sportsman)Segler(in) m(f); sailor suitMatrosenanzug m; hello sailor (hum)hallo Süßer
(fig) to be a good/bad sailorseefest/nicht seefest sein

sailor

[ˈseɪləʳ] nmarinaio
to be a bad sailor → soffrire il mal di mare

sail

(seil) noun
1. a sheet of strong cloth spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward.
2. a journey in a ship. a sail in his yacht; a week's sail to the island.
3. an arm of a windmill.
verb
1. (of a ship) to be moved by sails. The yacht sailed away.
2. to steer or navigate a ship or boat. He sailed (the boat) to the island.
3. to go in a ship or boat (with or without sails). I've never sailed through the Mediterranean.
4. to begin a voyage. The ship sails today; My aunt sailed today.
5. to travel on (the sea etc) in a ship. He sailed the North Sea.
6. to move steadily and easily. Clouds sailed across the sky; He sailed through his exams; She sailed into the room.
ˈsailboard noun
a windsurfer.
ˈsailing noun
the activity or sport of navigating a ship or boat that has sails. Sailing is one of his hobbies.
sailing-
having a sail or sails. sailing-boat.
ˈsailor noun
a member of a ship's crew whose job is helping to sail a ship.
in full sail
with all the sails spread. The ship was in full sail.

sailor

بَحَّار námořník sømand Matrose ναύτης marinero merimies marin mornar marinaio 船員 선원 zeeman sjømann żeglarz marinheiro моряк sjöman ลูกเรือ bahriyeli thủy thủ 水手
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Whether he ever thought of it at all, might be a question; but, if he ever did chance to cast his mind that way after a comfortable dinner, no doubt, like a good sailor, he took it to be a sort of call of the watch to tumble aloft, and bestir themselves there, about something which he would find out when he obeyed the order, and not sooner.
The story goes that the King wanted a good sailor to sail across the sea.
It is an accomplished sailor and has good sailor judgment.
My captain is dead; I have barely escaped; but I am a good sailor.
He was an honest man, and a good sailor, but a little too positive in his own opinions, which was the cause of his destruction, as it has been with several others; for if he had followed my advice, he might have been safe at home with his family at this time, as well as myself.
A proper young fellow, the mate expected, wouldn't stand by and see a man, a good sailor and his own skipper, in trouble without taking his part against a couple of shore people who--Mr.
Kurt said that several of the men were sea-sick, but the motion did not inconvenience Bert, whose luck it was to be of that mysterious gastric disposition which constitutes a good sailor.
He was a good sailor, and I was but an indifferent one; and when he went out boating with Mr.
We had a lot of very good sailors paying very careful attention, and my decisions were geared to giving us the fastest passage.