Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms, Examples and Famous Quotes of seaman in English


UK /ˈsiː.mən /

US /ˈsiː.mən /


seaman in a sentence | seaman example sentences

Seaman Bates

A merchant seaman

My dad was a merchant seaman.

He's the best seaman on the coast

My husband was a seaman before he retired.

Quotes and Sayings about "seaman"


"As an enlisted sailor, I don't feel that the Navy is advancing me in rank fast enough, so I'm going to change my last name to Stains. My guess is they would rather promote me than to have to refer to me as Seaman Stains."

--- Brad Wilkerson

"He [Columbus] enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as only a seaman may know, and moments of high, proud exultation that only a discoverer can experience."

--- Samuel Eliot Morison

"When young Galileo, then a student at Pisa, noticed one day during divine service a chandelier swinging backwards and forwards, and convinced himself, by counting his pulse, that the duration of the oscillations was independent of the arc through which it moved, who could know that this discovery would eventually put it in our power, by means of the pendulum, to attain an accuracy in the measurement of time till then deemed impossible, and would enable the storm-tossed seaman in the most distant oceans to determine in what degree of longitude he was sailing?"

--- Hermann von Helmholtz

"The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep."

--- Laurence J. Peter

"One ship is very much like another and the sea is always the same. In the immutability of their surroundings the foreign shores, the foreign faces, the changing immensity of life, glide past, veiled not by a sense of mystery but by a slightly disdainful ignorance; for there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence and as inscrutable as Destiny."

--- Joseph Conrad