Yeoman is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of yeoman, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
EXAMPLES - Yeoman in a Sentence
- "Is there any law that says a yeoman must be a man?" (source)
- Nimoy arrives, greeted by mayor and his 'yeoman' in uniform (source)
- They burnt her for the yeoman of the trapezoid in the landfall. (source)
- And in the Navy, a "yeoman" is a clerk, the guy who fills out all the paperwork. (source)
- He was what we may call a yeoman, that most wholesome and natural of all classes. (source)
- Meanwhile, deep down, you know the Blackberry in your pocket is doing yeoman work. (source)
- In the 19th century, Americans still clung to Thomas Jefferson's hope of yeoman farms. (source)
- : one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin yeoman (source)
- The word yeoman was under stood in the old English sense of the small independent farmers. (source)
- [Footnote: The yeo of yeoman, which is conjectured to have meant district, cognate with Ger. (source)
- They have done 'yeoman's service' in the press, hitting all sides, but bearing most heavily on (source)
- TE Todd Yoder remains a yeoman blocker and he had three touchdowns on just four catches in 2009. (source)
- Officially known as yeoman warders, Beefeaters have guarded the Tower in central London since 1485. (source)
- You can consider these the station wagon or "yeoman" class of WD drives, perfect for most occasions. (source)
- 'yeoman's service' at a crisis the most awful -- than other qualities of greater name and pretension. (source)
- When told that the answer was "no", Daniels responded, "Then enroll women in the Naval Reserve as yeoman." (source)
- Bates is described as a yeoman, and "a man of mean station, who had been much persecuted on account of religion." (source)
- Beefeaters are originally called yeoman warders, originally assigned in the 15th century to guard high profile prisoners. (source)
- The word yeoman is often used as an equivalent term and sometimes the original Scandinavian form _bonde_ is used in English. (source)
- That article went on to say, Aside from the yeoman efforts of the NEA chairman, what could possibly explain the sudden change? (source)
- On one hand, he saw farming as a business that needed to improve its efficiency; on the other hand, he saw farmers as "yeoman," (source)
- August 29, 1916, a new class of female yeoman, known as Yeoman (F) or, more popularly, "yeomanettes", was established in the Navy. (source)
- The term favored in Jacksonian Democracy was "yeoman", which emphasized an independent political spirit and economic self-reliance. (source)
- The Constitution's limits on government power that so enthrall you, they were designed for a time of yeoman farmers and local shopkeepers. (source)
- But nothing can produce a tingle in the loins of a Conservative commentator more than associating themselves with those solid yeoman workers. (source)
- Cameron and her 34 male colleagues, who are officially known as yeoman warders, are all former armed forces personnel with over 20 years 'service. (source)
- Ms Cameron and her 34 male colleagues, who are officially known as yeoman warders, are all former armed forces personnel with over 20 years 'service. (source)
- There were larger allotments known as yeoman and capitalist grants, but the peasants are the only class who have turned out quite satisfactory farmers. (source)
- Otherwise, the US has basically ignored the ongoing day-to-day human crisis in Haiti, while Cuba has been doing the yeoman work of providing basic health care. (source)
- I am aware that my own MP and friend, NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar, who did yeoman work on the Abdelrazik affair, raised the Mohamud matter with DFAIT. (source)
- Anyway, I was wondering - do repeated references to Admiral Piett's ... uh ... "yeoman" quite possibly violate the Galactic Empire's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy? (source)
- The gospel of Mark and the dialectics of Marx came together: Socialist preachers hailed Jesus as a great labor leader, the heaven-sent friend of the yeoman farmer. (source)
- The plain Anglo-Saxon yeoman strain which was really the basis of his nature now asserted itself in the growing conservatism of ideas which marked the last forty years of his life. (source)
- He worked for the now-defunct Tulsa Tribune and for the University of Chicago's press relations office before serving during World War II as a Navy yeoman aboard a destroyer escort. (source)
- At the same time that such things were happening, the US was engaging in ethnic cleansing on the frontier in order to further the interests of wealthy industrialists and poor yeoman farmers. (source)
- The yeoman was a little dashed on Natura's speaking in this manner, and was some moments before he could recollect himself sufficiently to make any reply; and, when at last he had, all he could bring out was, (source)
- Rabbi Moshe Averick has done yeoman's work in deconstructing the popular arguments in favor of naturalistic explanations to the origin of life and has concurrently demonstrated the high degree of intellectual vigor of theistic reasoning. (source)
- The two English servants, it will be observed, were the same "yeoman" and "page" who had set out with him on his youthful travels in 1809; and now, -- for the second and last time taking leave of his country, -- on the 25th of April he sailed for Ostend. (source)
- Goodman Mascall, Goodman Cockswet, etc., and in matters of law these and the like are called thus, _Giles Jewd, yeoman; Edward Mountford, yeoman; James Cocke, yeoman; Harry Butcher, yeoman_, etc.; by which addition they are exempt from the vulgar and common sorts. (source)
- Salon's Mike Madden does yeoman work on unraveling a too-strange-to-be true allegation lobbed at Democrats -- that the DNC might have been tipped off on the SEC's lawsuit against Goldman Sachs because it bought Google AdWords that would direct googlers to DNC web pages. (source)
- Where Jefferson and Jackson dreamed of preserving a bucolic nation of yeoman farmers, Clay adopted Hamilton's more prophetic vision of using a strong and active central government to create a powerful industrial and commercial state, and to create a new freedom: the freedom of opportunity. (source)
- Ironically, John Rust was a socialist, and -- and he believed that the mechanical cotton picker would be used to establish socialism in the Southern cotton fields, and that the -- the farms would be turned over to the sharecroppers, each sharecropper would have a cotton picking machine and would become a kind of yeoman farmer. (source)
- From the joys of exploration to the simple pleasures of curling up in your own quarters (often with a hot yeoman and a cold drink), from the value of friendship to the value of calling someone's bluff, I've learned dozens of life skills, lessons and even values from the iconic show that ran only three years in prime time when it originally debuted (before I was born). (source)
- It remains to add, which I have slightly noticed before, that this woman was of unusual personal strength: her bodily frame matched with her intellectual: and I notice this _now_ with the more emphasis, because I am coming rapidly upon ground where it will be seen that this one qualification was of more summary importance to us -- did us more 'yeoman's service' at a crisis the most awful -- than other qualities of greater name and pretension. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "yeoman" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 9 synonyms for yeoman.
assistant, attendant, churl, clerk, commoner, farmer, freeholder, servant, subordinate
We have 3 antonyms for yeoman.
boss, manager, master
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of yeoman from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.
- (noun) A yeoman of the guard.
- (noun) A petty officer performing chiefly clerical duties in the U.S. Navy.
- (noun) An assistant or other subordinate, as of a sheriff.
- (noun) A diligent, dependable worker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household, ranking between a squire and a page.
- (noun) A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land; a commoner of good standing.
- (noun) A subordinate, deputy, aide, or assistant.
- (noun) A Yeoman Warder.
- (noun) A clerk in the US navy, and US Coast Guard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.
- (noun) A servant; a retainer.
- (noun) A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry.
- (noun) An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A retainer; a guard.
- (noun) A gentleman attendant in a royal or noble household, ranking between a sergeant and a groom: as, yeoman for the month, a butler; yeoman of the crown; yeoman usher: applied also to attendants of lower grade: as, yeoman feuterer (seefeuterer); yeoman of the chamber; yeoman of the wardrobe. See also phrase yeoman of the guard, below.
- (noun) One holding a subordinate position, as an attendant or assistant, journeyman, etc.
- (noun) In old English law, one having free land of forty shillings by the year (previously five nobles), who was thereby qualified to serve on juries, vote for knights of the shire, and do any other act for which the law required one who was “probus et legalis homo” (Blackstone, Com., I. xii.); hence, in recent English use, one owning (and usually himself cultivating) a small landed property; a freeholder.
- (noun) In the United States navy, an appointed petty officer who has charge of the stores in his department.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
- (noun) in former times was free and cultivated his own land