- a person who directs or assists in the navigation of a ship; sailor.
- (initial capital letter) Aerospace. one of a series of U.S. space probes that obtained scientific information while flying by or orbiting around the planets Mars, Mercury, and Venus.
Origin of mariner
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1. seafarer. See sailor.
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Examples from the Web for mariner
“The immediate effort to cover up what had been done suggested that they realized it was a crime,” said Mariner.Obama's Pentagon Covered Up War Crimes in Afghanistan, Says Amnesty International
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Happiness Like Water, by Chinelo Okparanta; 208 pp., Mariner Books, $15.Chinelo Okparanta: Champion of the Stifled
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"He couldna see her bones, nor her his bow-legs," the mariner phrased it.Quaint Courtships
In common with other ancients they knew the principle of the mariner's compass.The Age of Invention
Shall I appoint a mariner to be skipper of my vessel, or a landsman?The Memorabilia
Upon the middle one are the lighthouses that warn the mariner.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
There was no mariner who sailed the seas so insignificant as not to be hailed by Esther.The Prisoner
- a formal or literary word for seaman
C13: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin marīnus marine
- any of a series of US space probes launched between 1962 and 1971 that sent back photographs and information concerning the surface of Mars and Venus and also studied interplanetary matter
Word Origin and History for mariner
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