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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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As he ran he thought of things that hadn't come into his mind for years--how at the time he married he had planned to go west to his uncle in Portland, Oregon--how he hadn't wanted to be a farm hand, but had thought when he got out West he would go to sea and be a sailor or get a job on a ranch and ride a horse into Western towns, shouting and laughing and waking the people in the houses with his wild cries.
In reality he was annoyed at having old Monsieur Farival, who considered himself the better sailor of the two.
Another figure in the scene is the outward-bound sailor, in quest of a protection; or the recently arrived one, pale and feeble, seeking a passport to the hospital.
No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.
He gave place to a Norwegian sailor, who had lost half an ear in a drunken brawl, and who proved to be quarrelsome, cursing Jurgis because he moved in his bunk and caused the roaches to drop upon the lower one.
He gazed on her as the Italian sailor gazes on his image of the child Jesus,--with a mixture of reverence and tenderness; and to humor her graceful fancies, and meet those thousand simple wants which invest childhood like a many-colored rainbow, was Tom's chief delight.
So perish sailor and bark; And this, with her baleful singing, Is the Lorelei's gruesome work.
And when he came back he told the animals it was all right--the sailor was going to lend them the boat.
I found he was an old sailor, kept a public-house, knew all the seafaring men in Bristol, had lost his health ashore, and wanted a good berth as cook to get to sea again.
Instead he grasped each sailor by the shoulder and peered long and earnestly into his face.
The entire ship's crew were undergoing a nervous excitement, of which I can give no idea: they could not eat, they could not sleep--twenty times a day, a misconception or an optical illusion of some sailor seated on the taffrail, would cause dreadful perspirations, and these emotions, twenty times repeated, kept us in a state of excitement so violent that a reaction was unavoidable.
I stood out against it with all my might, was rather for scuttling the boat and perishing together among the sharks that followed us; but when Helmar said that if his proposal was accepted we should have drink, the sailor came round to him.