SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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.
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yachtie Examples from the Web for mariners Historical Examples of mariners
But it was destitute of
mariners, itself seeming to live and move.
mariners did not hesitate an instant, but bolted in opposite directions.
Now you shall see whether I exaggerate about the
mariners of Cornwall.
mariners and passengers were all crushed to death, or sank.
She commenced her return voyage with a pilot and five
mariners. British Dictionary definitions for mariners noun a formal or literary word for seaman Word Origin for mariner
C13: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin
marīnus marine 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
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Word Origin and History for mariners n.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French
mariner, Old French marinier "seaman, sailor" (12c.), from Medieval Latin marinarius "sailor," from Latin marinus "of the sea" (see marine). Earlier and long more common than sailor. A sailor also could be a brimgeist in Old English.
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