mariner

[ mar-uh-ner ]
/ ˈmær ə nər /

noun

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

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French marinier. See marine, -er2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mariner

British Dictionary definitions for mariner (1 of 2)

mariner

/ (ˈmærɪnə) /

noun

a formal or literary word for seaman

Word Origin for mariner

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

British Dictionary definitions for mariner (2 of 2)

Mariner

/ (ˈmærɪnə) /

noun

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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012