- 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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Related Words for marinersswab, crew, sailor, mate, seafarer, navigator, captain, salt, bluejacket, shipmate, yachtie
Examples from the Web for mariners
Historical Examples of mariners
But it was destitute of mariners, itself seeming to live and move.
The two mariners did not hesitate an instant, but bolted in opposite directions.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Now you shall see whether I exaggerate about the mariners of Cornwall.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
The mariners and passengers were all crushed to death, or sank.The Arabian Nights
St. Anthony was called the patron of mariners, and therefore his aid was especially invoked.
- a formal or literary word for seaman
Word Origin for mariner
- 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