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Meaning of SEAMAN

Pronunciation:  'seemun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a man who serves as a sailor
  2. [n]  muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)

SEAMAN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Elizabeth Seaman, gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, Nellie Bly, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, tar
 See Also: able seaman, able-bodied seaman, bargee, bargeman, boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun, crewman, deckhand, helmsman, journalist, lighterman, officer, pilot, roustabout, sailor, sea lawyer, ship's officer, steerer, steersman, whaler



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sea"man\, n.; pl. {Seamen}.
    A merman; the male of the mermaid. [R.] ``Not to mention
    mermaids or seamen.'' --Locke.
  2. \Sea"man\, n.; pl. {Seamen}. [AS. s[ae]man.]
    One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships
    at sea; a mariner; a sailor; -- applied both to officers and
    common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to
    {landman}, or {landsman}.
    {Able seaman}, a sailor who is practically conversant with
       all the duties of common seamanship.
    {ordinary seaman}. See {Ordinary}.