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may·day

 (mā′dā′)
n.
An international radio signal word used by aircraft and ships in distress.

[From French (venez) m'aider, (come) help me!]

Mayday

(ˈmeɪˌdeɪ)
n
(Communications & Information) the international radiotelephone distress signal
[C20: phonetic spelling of French m'aidez help me]

May′ Day`


n.
the first day of May variously celebrated with festivities and observances.
[1225–75]

May•day

(ˈmeɪˌdeɪ)

n.
an international radiotelephone distress call.
[1925–30; < French (venez)m'aider (come) help me!]

mayday

Distress call.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mayday - an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)Mayday - an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)
distress call, distress signal - an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
Translations
S.O.S
maydaynødsignal
mayday
nelaimės signalasSOS
briesmu signāls, SOS
İmdat!tehlike işareti

Mayday

[ˈmeɪdeɪ] N (= distress call) → socorro m, SOS m

mayday

Mayday [ˈmeɪdeɪ] n (= signal) → SOS m, S.O.S. m

mayday

[ˈmeɪˌdeɪ] n (Aer, Naut) → mayday m inv, S.O.S. m inv

mayday

(ˈmeidei) noun
the international distress signal sent out by ships and aircraft. The ship sent out a mayday (signal) before it sank.
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Asked whether there had been an explosion on board or a slow-developing fire, Rochester said that "the only Mayday call we received" -- which came from the boat -- "was the vessel was engulfed in flames."
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Viking Sky reaches the port in Molde, Norway, after issuing a mayday call on Saturday in heavy seas
Flint RNLI lifeboat launched at Greenfield at 12.35 pm following a mayday, this coincided with a report that a kayaker was overdue at its destination.
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