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YEOMAN, n. [See Common.]

1. A common man, or one of the plebeians, of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born. A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry. The word is little used in the United States, unless as a title in law proceedings and instruments, designating occupation, and this only in particular states. But yeomanry is much used.

2. An officer in the kings household, of a middle rank between a gentleman and a groom.

3. In ships, an inferior officer under the boatswain, gunner or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account and distribution of the stores.

4. A name or title of certain soldiers; as yeomen of the guard.



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YEOMAN, n. [See Common.]

1. A common man, or one of the plebeians, of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born. A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry. The word is little used in the United States, unless as a title in law proceedings and instruments, designating occupation, and this only in particular states. But yeomanry is much used.

2. An officer in the kings household, of a middle rank between a gentleman and a groom.

3. In ships, an inferior officer under the boatswain, gunner or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account and distribution of the stores.

4. A name or title of certain soldiers; as yeomen of the guard.

YEO-MAN, n. [Sax. gemæne, common, Sw. gemen, Dan. gemeen. See Common.]

  1. A common man, or one of the plebeians, of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born. A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry. The word is little used in the United States, unless as a title in law proceedings and instruments, designating occupation, and this only in particular states. But yeomanry is much used.
  2. An officer in the king's household, of a middle rank between a gentleman and a groom. – Eng.
  3. In ships, an inferior officer under the boatswain, gunner or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account and distribution of the stores. – Mar. Dict.
  4. A name or title of certain soldiers; as, yeomen of the guard.

Yeo"man
  1. A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.

    * A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry. The word is little used in the United States, unless as a title in law proceedings and instruments, designating occupation, and this only in particular States.

  2. A servant; a retainer.

    [Obs.]

    A yeman hadde he and servants no mo. Chaucer.

  3. A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry.

    [Eng.]
  4. An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores.

    Yeoman of the guard, one of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, consisting of the hundred yeomen, armed with partisans, and habited in the costume of the sixteenth century. They are members of the royal household.

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Yeoman

YEOMAN, noun [See Common.]

1. A common man, or one of the plebeians, of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born. A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry. The word is little used in the United States, unless as a title in law proceedings and instruments, designating occupation, and this only in particular states. But yeomanry is much used.

2. An officer in the kings household, of a middle rank between a gentleman and a groom.

3. In ships, an inferior officer under the boatswain, gunner or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account and distribution of the stores.

4. A name or title of certain soldiers; as yeomen of the guard.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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