mariner

[ mar-uh-ner ]
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noun
  1. a person who directs or assists in the navigation of a ship; sailor.

  2. (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

1
First recorded in 1250–1300 for def. 1; for def. 2 1960–65; Middle English, from Anglo-French; Old French marinier.See marine, -er2

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1. See sailor.

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British Dictionary definitions for mariner (1 of 2)

mariner

/ (ˈmærɪnə) /


noun
  1. a formal or literary word for seaman

Origin of mariner

1
C13: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin marīnus marine

British Dictionary definitions for Mariner (2 of 2)

Mariner

/ (ˈmærɪnə) /


noun
  1. 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

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