midshipman


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mid·ship·man

 (mĭd′shĭp′mən, mĭd-shĭp′mən)
n.
1. Abbr. Midn. A student training to be a commissioned naval officer, especially a student at a naval academy.
2. Any of various toadfishes of the genus Porichthys found in coastal waters of the Americas, having several rows of light-producing organs along the sides of their bodies.

midshipman

(ˈmɪdˌʃɪpmən) or

midshipmate

n, pl -men or -mates
1. (Military) a probationary rank held by young naval officers under training, or an officer holding such a rank
2. (Animals) any of several American toadfishes of the genus Porichthys, having small light-producing organs on the undersurface of their bodies

mid•ship•man

(ˈmɪdˌʃɪp mən, mɪdˈʃɪp-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a student, as at the U.S. Naval Academy, in training for commission as ensign in the Navy or second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Compare cadet (def. 2).
2.
a. (often cap.) a recent graduate of a British government naval school having officer rank.
b. (formerly) a candidate for officer rank in the British navy.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in trainingmidshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in training
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
cadet, plebe - a military trainee (as at a military academy)
Translations
merikadetti

midshipman

[ˈmɪdʃɪpmən] N (midshipmen (pl)) → guardia mf marina, alférez mf de fragata

midshipman

[ˈmɪdˌʃɪpmən] n (-men (pl)) → aspirante guardiamarina m inv
References in classic literature ?
They have arrived, lieutenant," exclaimed a young midshipman, "and they are doing what all travelers do when they arrive in a new country, taking a walk
exclaimed the young midshipman, worked up to a pitch of enthusiasm by this ideal description of his superior officer.
Beg pardon, lieutenant," said the midshipman, "but cannot President Barbicane write?
Not necessarily," replied the midshipman, not at all confused.
The young midshipman, who had a certain amount of imagination, was loudly applauded; Lieutenant Bronsfield allowing that the idea was possible, but observing that if by these means they could receive news from the lunar world they could not send any from the terrestrial, unless the Selenites had instruments fit for taking distant observations at their disposal.
If he will have me," cried the midshipman, "I am ready
It was a seaman, quite a little personage, so little as if he were a midshipman; but a midshipman it was not.
M'Donald had kept up the excitement during the voyage, so that not a midshipman but revelled in dreams of ample prize- money, nor a lieutenant that would have sold his chance for a thousand pounds.
Also, there are a couple of officers (for ever playing cards), a midshipman, and an English tutor.
Kennedy," said a young midshipman, with envious eyes, "what splendid shots you'll have
Your midshipman can sing out, and pass the word, when the captain gives the order, but just send him adrift by himself, and let him work the ship of his own head, and stop my grog if you don’t find all the Johnny Raws laughing at him.
The fourth form are uncertain in their belief, but for the most part hold that old Brooke was a midshipman then on board his uncle's ship.