Nautical is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of nautical, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
EXAMPLES - Nautical in a Sentence
- Vendante's dog collars are also cool, kind of nautical looking. (source)
- Animal skins, beachy chic: a kind of nautical-stripe thing going on. (source)
- Spetza, and Psara, the so-called nautical islands, the supremacy of the (source)
- Alexander Graham Bell liked to answer telephone calls with a nautical Ahoy! (source)
- Shel Silverstein's UNDERWATER LAND, CD/book of hilarious kids 'nautical music (source)
- Boeing 767-400ER nautical miles (hypothetical Boston to London flight) passengers (source)
- Boeing 737-300 nautical miles (hypothetical New York to Cincinnati flight) passengers (source)
- Marecucina kitchen has a great nautical shape and features interesting wooden finishes. (source)
- Not a nitwit whose only nautical accomplishment is whistling the Eton Boating Song. teledu (source)
- They're called nautical shells and they'll explode on the surface of the water instead of in the sky. (source)
- Her trippy Wonderland adventures are up there with Harajuku girls and 'nautical' for catwalk inspiration. (source)
- Heart Wings And Flying Things Other options include some of the old school designs such as nautical stars. (source)
- I must not enter very minutely into what may be called the nautical particulars of the voyage, interesting as they were to me. (source)
- He has a soft face, gentle eyes, neatly-trimmed beard, and vaguely nautical clothing that make him look like a young aristocrat-in-exile. (source)
- One of the most ancient of single-word nautical metaphors is governor, which harkens back to the Greek word kybemao, meaning ` steer a ship. ' (source)
- In a nautical textbook it says that a ship with its engine turned off gets much less water over it than a ship that is being propelled forward. (source)
- The staffs themselves were like ships 'masts, with topmasts spliced on in true nautical fashion, with shrouds, ratlines, gaffs, and flag-halyards. (source)
- While he's reluctant to allude to the album's "nautical" theme, Swift is more than willing to recognize its uncharacteristically upbeat soundscapes. (source)
- Frank had finished his drawing, and added it to a portfolio which was already well filled, he fired a shot to recall his nautical comrade and the vaquero. (source)
- And you can overlay additional data such as nautical charts, aerial imagery, and topo maps of other countries (Canada, for example) by simply swapping out a memory chip. (source)
- Princess Letizia stepped out to the "International Day Against Child Labour" on Friday sporting a rather nautical ensemble: a blue-and-white striped boat shirt worn with ... (source)
- It was decorated in a "nautical" motif: ropes and nets looped around the portholes, fake buoys hanging from the ceiling low enough for the taller sales people to bump their heads. (source)
- For example, she says she placed big bets for spring 2010 on nautical stripes long before Tobe weighed in on the trend (and she was relieved to see that Tobe confirmed her instincts). (source)
- The owners wanted a home with a strong personality that would capture the unusual character of Salvador Dali along with their passion for Art Noveau and also their love for nautical life. (source)
- The report managed to cast Kerry in a bad light, and likely had the unintended consequence of alerting hundreds of yacht owners to the fact that Rhode Island known as "a nautical tax haven." (source)
- At once comfortable and sophisticated, the setting is an oddly incongruous sea of chocolatey dark woods, ropes, shiny port holes and curvy booths that might best be describe as nautical Goth. (source)
- And Kottke has a fantastic roundup of amateur reporter coverage of the crash, everything from nautical charts and flight-path mashups to learned discussions of the effect of birds on plane-engines. (source)
- Princess Letizia stepped out to the "International Day Against Child Labour" on Friday sporting a rather nautical ensemble: a blue-and-white striped boat shirt worn with a navy pantsuit and sandals. (source)
- And whereas the cognitive tasks inherent in nautical, geographic, and ethnographic work demanded that one use his rational faculties, trips to Cathay required only that one possess a lively imagination. (source)
- Mr. Gibney shook himself loose from that frantic grip and continued his pull on the whistle until the _Maggie_, taking a false note, quavered, moaned, spat steam a minute, and subsided with what might be termed a nautical sob. (source)
- The wedding: Because they both enjoy the water, their wedding had a nautical theme, including centerpieces with betta fish swimming in vases and a cake topper with the bride holding a fishing pole and the groom at the end of the line. (source)
- BBC4's new Spall series forms part of the network's nautical season, which last night also included continuing series The Boats That Built Britain (8. 30pm: 240,000/1%) and new two-parter Art of the Sea (9pm: 171,000/0.7%, BBC HD 16,000/0.07%). (source)
- The orders transmitted to them (in nautical phrase) are amusingthey are playing an ugly tune, or a pretty one badly "Bid those follows take a reef in" or they suddenly stop "Ask those fellows why they have hove to," says the captain to the steward, (source)
- Back in March, the Stamford Advocate, in sizing up the way Connecticut's political future seemed to be in the hands of the super-rich, said that in order to "appreciate the influx of wealth in the top political races in Connecticut, you have to go nautical". (source)
- The Surrey attracted real sailors, who rooted for the British tar as a democratic hero; it had its first nautical success, Blackbeard, as early as 1798, when prose was still disallowed in minor playhouses and the story had to be told through songs and title placards. (source)
- Oaxen Krog, on an island nearly 70 kilometers west of Stockholm, is so remote that the map on its website (www. oaxenkrog.se/index. php/english) comes along with its longitude and latitude plus a reference to its location on a nautical chart, sho uld anyone wish to arrive by boat. (source)
- [NYT] "By the way, before Cashill hit on his theory, I noted some eerie similarities between Dreams of My Father and the Horatio Hornblower novels of C.S. Forester, which also contain nautical references and are written on a high school level, but I gave up my investigation when I realized that Forrester died in 1966 and probably could not have written Obama's book." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "nautical" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 24 synonyms for nautical.
abyssal, aquatic, boating, cruising, deep-sea, marine, maritime, naval, navigating, navigational, oceangoing, oceanic, oceanographic, pelagic, rowing, sailing, sailorly, salty, sea-loving, seafaring, seagoing, ship, thalassic, yachting
We have 0 antonyms for nautical.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of nautical from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation: as, nautical skill. Abbreviated nautical
- (None) Synonyms Marine, Naval, etc. See maritime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen