One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sailor.‘the intrepid mariners of yesteryear set out to discover new worlds’
sailor, seaman, seafarer, seafaring manView synonyms
- ‘Perhaps these mariners were particularly skilled, sensitive to the marine environment, or just plain lucky.’
- ‘The most famous was, of course, Christopher Columbus, a Genoese mariner sailing for Spain.’
- ‘Fortunately, a mariner qualified to command the finished vessel had been with the project from the start.’
- ‘In The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, the mariner shoots an albatross and all the wind goes out of his sails.’
- ‘Our mutual respect is born of the natural ties between mariners and a long and illustrious shared history.’
- ‘This ancient method of greeting between mariners is a form of salute, based upon making the ship vulnerable.’
- ‘A world War II wreck which is the final resting place of 690 British soldiers and sailors is to be moved to protect the lives of present day mariners.’
- ‘The lake's edges are pockmarked by hundreds of steep, narrow coves that provide absolute privacy for the cruising mariner.’
- ‘Some mariners, when they reach this point, choose to invest even more time and energy into their boat relationship to ensure its success.’
- ‘The rescued mariners were landed at Culdrose, where they were checked by the medical team and given a good breakfast and a chance to rest.’
- ‘Two of the Navy's trio of offshore patrol ships were on hand to rescue stricken mariners in two incidents on the same day.’
- ‘Since medieval times, mariners have employed dead reckoning to navigate their vessels.’
- ‘Additionally well before any range activation, a notification will go in the papers as well as warnings to mariners and aircraft.’
- ‘A major government project intended to rescue mariners in the 21st century may be in some need of rescue itself.’
- ‘Within the structure is a current meter, which via a radio link will broadcast realtime current and tidal stream information to passing mariners.’
- ‘Charts and cruising guides abound that give the mariner the information needed on every mile of the canal system.’
- ‘I do not wish to try to pass myself off as an all-knowing mariner but I'd like to try to instill some focus on the recreational mariner's obligations.’
- ‘Comfort has 63 civilian mariners, 956 US Navy medical staff and 258 US Navy support staff.’
- ‘Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Bayleaf has rescued five stricken mariners - and set them on their way with an unexpected bonus.’
- ‘The crew responded immediately, racing to the scene and recovering the four mariners with one of the ship's small boats.’
Middle English: from Old French marinier, from medieval Latin marinarius, from Latin marinus (see marine).
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