Definition for Sailor (-s, -'s)

sailor (-s, -'s), n. [Gr. segler, sailer; see sail, n.]

  1. Traveler; one who takes voyages.
  2. Seaman; mariner; professional navigator on a ship; member of a ship's company below the rank of officer.
  3. Butterfly; moth; bee; flying insect that seeks pollen.
  4. Fisherman; sewer of sails for a boat; [fig.] disciple; apostle; one who had previously left his work to follow the Lord; [allusion] betrayer; Judas Iscariot.
  5. Traveler; person making a voyage.

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