• WordNet 3.6
    • n seaman a man who serves as a sailor
    • n Seaman muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seaman A merman; the male of the mermaid. "Not to mention mermaids or seamen ."
    • n Seaman 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seaman A man whose occupation it is to coöperate in the navigation of a ship at sea; a mariner; a sailor: applied to both officers and common sailors, but technically restricted to men below the rank of officer.
    • n seaman A merman; a male corresponding to the mermaid.
    • n seaman Synonyms Mariner, etc. See sailor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seaman a man below the rank of officer, employed in the navigation of a ship at sea: a sailor: a merman
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  • Sextus Propertius
    Sextus Propertius
    “The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sæman,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .


In literature:

Far the best road to a seaman's heart is to let him do something for you.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Captain Rogers was the ablest seaman among the officers, and he it was that worked the brig.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
A lad concealed a basket from a seaman, to amuse by his perplexity and its dexterous replacement!
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
He did his utmost, therefore, to learn his duty as a seaman.
"The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy" by W.H.G. Kingston
Returning the young seaman's salute, Dave, with Dalzell close at his heels, darted up the steps to the bridge.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
They told him what had just occurred, and of the death of the poor seaman whom they had discovered in the fore peak.
"Adrift in a Boat" by W.H.G. Kingston
Without it, you know, a man cannot be an officer, however good a seaman he may be; and in that point I'll yield to no man.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Perhaps even then the king's officer might have felt that the merchant seaman was, morally, his superior.
"The Two Shipmates" by William H. G. Kingston
This captain had obtained a Quaker for his mate, a young man and a very poor seaman, as I have been able to observe.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
He will make a smart seaman in a short time.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

They are weary of laving the seaman's eyes
With their passion prayer unsaid,
They are weary of sobs and the sudden sighs
And movements of the dead.
"The Sea" by Duncan Campbell Scott
From far Alaska's snow-bound shore,
Onward it moves like some dim phantom sweeping,
And silently the yeasty waves o'erleaping;
With glass the seaman scans it o'er.
"An Iceberg" by George Hannibal Temple
`Well then,' said Enoch, `I shall look on yours.
Annie, the ship I sail in passes here
(He named the day) get you a seaman's glass,
Spy out my face, and laugh at all your fears.'
"Enoch Arden" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
And there he stood! His seaman's dress
All wet and dripping seemed to be;
The pale blue fires of the sea
Dripped from his garments constantly,--
I could not speak through cowardness.
"Grandmother Tenterden" by Francis Bret Harte
‘E was an ‘ard ol’ case, a tough ol’ terror,
W’en you felt ‘is fist it was like a kick from an ‘orse;
But one thing I’ll tell you, an’ no fatal error:
‘E was a grand seaman as ever set a course.
"Elegy" by Cicely Fox Smith
A void is in the sky!
A light has ceased the seaman's path to cheer,
A star has left its ruby throne on high,
A world forsook its sphere.
Thy sisters bright pursue their circling way,
But thou, lone wanderer! thou hast left our vault for aye.
"The Lost Pleiad" by Mary Gardiner Horsford

In news:

Host Will Seaman interviews Dan Fleshler, a media and public affairs strategist, who spends much of his free time trying to convince the American Jewish community to support Israel's peace camp and an end to Israeli settlement expansion.
Lacrosse Coach Tony Seaman Out At Towson.
For Mineman Seaman Kyle Walker, 21, and Tyler Packard, 20, both assigned to the USS Patriot (MCM 7) their friendship began long before their lives as forward deployed Sailors.
Seaman injures brain, fractures wrists on ship.
Topeka Seaman December 4, 2012.
Free State senior Cody Scott puts up a shot over Topeka Seaman senior Ryan Colombo during the first half on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at Seaman High School.
Seaman , 65, of Binghamton passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at his home after a long illness.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Leola Seaman .
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Seaman , Binghamton.
Tiffany Zachry and Laura Seaman .
Seaman Apprentice Arielle N Flores.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Arielle N Flores, daughter of Aaron Flores of Los Banos, was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Sailor Charged With Killing Gay Seaman .
Seaman August Prevos, 29, was a native of Houston.
The City of Oregon has begun construction on the Seaman Road Storm Sewer Improvement Project, which will include the installation of a storm sewer along the north side of Seaman Road to Clay High School.

In science:

The authors wish to thank Chinh Le, Michelle Parry, David Schleef, Dave Seaman, Christopher Tong, and A. W.
Random Distance Distribution for Spherical Objects: General Theory and Applications to n-Dimensional Physics
Curran D, Seaman L, Cooper T, Shockey D: ‘Micromechanical model for comminution and granular flow of brittle material under high strain rate. Application to penetration of ceramic targets’.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields
Kuo and Dave Seaman for helpful discussions and the Purdue University Computing Center for computing support.
Geometric Random Inner Products: A New Family of Tests for Random Number Generators
Finkleman, D., S. Allen, J.H. Seago, R. Seaman and P.K. Seidelmann (2011), “The Future of Time: UTC and the Leap Second.” American Scientist, Vol. 99, No. 4, p. 316.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
Seaman, C.B.: Qualitative methods in empirical studies of software engineering.
About Instruction Sequence Testing