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sea·man

 (sē′mən)
n.
1. A mariner or sailor.
2.
a. A noncommissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above seaman apprentice and below petty officer.
b. One who holds the rank of seaman, seaman apprentice, or seaman recruit.

seaman

(ˈsiːmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Military) a rating trained in seamanship as opposed to electrical engineering, etc
2. (Nautical Terms) a man who serves as a sailor
3. a person skilled in seamanship
ˈseaman-ˌlike adj
ˈseamanly adj, adv

sea•man

(ˈsi mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person skilled in seamanship.
2. a person who assists in the sailing and navigating of a vessel, esp. one below the rank of officer; sailor.
3. an enlisted person in the U.S. Navy ranking below petty officer.
[before 900]
syn: See sailor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seaman - a man who serves as a sailorseaman - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
2.Seaman - muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)

seaman

noun sailor, marine, mariner, tar (informal), hearty (informal), navigator, sea dog, seafarer, matelot (slang, chiefly Brit.), Jack Tar, seafaring man, lascar, leatherneck (slang), salt The men emigrate to work as seamen.

seaman

noun
A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt, tar.
Slang: gob.
Translations
بَحّاربَحَّار
námořník
sømandmatros
merimiesmatruusi
pomorac
matróztengerész
sjómaîur
水兵水夫船乗り船員
선원
sjöman
ลูกเรือ
denizcigemici
thủy thủ

seaman

[ˈsiːmən] N (seamen (pl)) → marinero m, marino m

seaman

[ˈsiːmən] nmarin m

seaman

n pl <-men> → Seemann m

seaman

:
seaman-like
adjseemännisch
seamanship
nSeemannschaft f

seaman

[ˈsiːmən] n (-men (pl)) → marinaio

sea

(siː) noun
1. (often with the) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface. I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.
2. a particular area of sea. the Baltic Sea; These fish are found in tropical seas.
3. a particular state of the sea. mountainous seas.
ˈseaward(s) adverb
towards the sea; away from the land. The yacht left the harbour and sailed seawards.
ˈseaboard noun
the seacoast. the eastern seaboard of the United States.
sea breeze
a breeze blowing from the sea towards the land.
ˈseafaring adjective
of work or travel on ships. a seafaring man.
ˈseafood noun
fish, especially shellfish.
adjective
seafood restaurants.
ˈseafront noun
a promenade or part of a town with its buildings facing the sea.
ˈsea-going adjective
designed and equipped for travelling on the sea. a sea-going yacht.
ˈseagull noun
a gull.
sea level
the level of the surface of the sea used as a base from which the height of land can be measured. three hundred metres above sea level.
ˈsea-lion noun
a type of large seal.
ˈseamanplural ˈseamen noun
a sailor, especially a member of a ship's crew who is not an officer.
ˈseaport noun
a port on the coast.
ˈseashell noun
the (empty) shell of a sea creature.
ˈseashore noun
the land close to the sea.
ˈseasick adjective
ill because of the motion of a ship at sea. Were you seasick on the voyage?
ˈseasickness noun
ˈseaside noun
(usually with the) a place beside the sea. We like to go to the seaside in the summer.
ˈseaweed noun
plants growing in the sea. The beach was covered with seaweed.
ˈseaworthy adjective
(negative unseaworthy) (of a ship) suitably built and in good enough condition to sail at sea.
ˈseaworthiness noun
at sea
1. on a ship and away from land. He has been at sea for four months.
2. puzzled or bewildered. Can I help you? You seem all at sea.
go to sea
to become a sailor. He wants to go to sea.
put to sea
to leave the land or a port. They planned to put to sea the next day.

seaman

بَحَّار námořník sømand Seemann ναυτικός marino merimies marin pomorac marinaio 船乗り 선원 zeeman sjømann marynarz marinheiro моряк sjöman ลูกเรือ denizci thủy thủ 海员
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The seamen were all provided with cordage, which I had beforehand twisted to a sufficient strength.
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With a clank of arms, the rough archers and seamen took to their knees, with bent heads and crossed hands, listening to the hoarse mutter from the file-leaders.
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He shouted a hoarse order, and his seamen worked swiftly and silently, heightening the bulwarks and strengthening them.
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To all this I joyously assented; for besides the affection I now felt for Queequeg, he was an experienced harpooneer, and as such, could not fail to be of great usefulness to one, who, like me, was wholly ignorant of the mysteries of whaling, though well acquainted with the sea, as known to merchant seamen.
I set off, overjoyed at this opportunity to see some more of the ships and seamen, and picked my way among a great crowd of people and carts and bales, for the dock was now at its busiest, until I found the tavern in question.
Ben's a good runner; few seamen run better than Ben.
On our little walk along the quays, he made himself the most interesting companion, telling me about the different ships that we passed by, their rig, tonnage, and nationality, explaining the work that was going forward--how one was discharging, another taking in cargo, and a third making ready for sea--and every now and then telling me some little anecdote of ships or seamen or repeating a nautical phrase till I had learned it perfectly.
Being only seamen, on seamen's wages, they hailed with delight the news that they were bound in for a tropic isle to fill their water- barrels.