Main definitions of mariner in English

: mariner1Mariner2

mariner1

noun

literary, archaic
  • A sailor.

    ‘the intrepid mariners of yesteryear set out to discover new worlds’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Charts and cruising guides abound that give the mariner the information needed on every mile of the canal system.’
    • ‘The crew responded immediately, racing to the scene and recovering the four mariners with one of the ship's small boats.’
    • ‘Our mutual respect is born of the natural ties between mariners and a long and illustrious shared history.’
    • ‘In The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, the mariner shoots an albatross and all the wind goes out of his sails.’
    • ‘Comfort has 63 civilian mariners, 956 US Navy medical staff and 258 US Navy support staff.’
    • ‘A major government project intended to rescue mariners in the 21st century may be in some need of rescue itself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some mariners, when they reach this point, choose to invest even more time and energy into their boat relationship to ensure its success.’
    • ‘Since medieval times, mariners have employed dead reckoning to navigate their vessels.’
    • ‘The most famous was, of course, Christopher Columbus, a Genoese mariner sailing for Spain.’
    • ‘Perhaps these mariners were particularly skilled, sensitive to the marine environment, or just plain lucky.’
    • ‘Within the structure is a current meter, which via a radio link will broadcast realtime current and tidal stream information to passing mariners.’
    • ‘The lake's edges are pockmarked by hundreds of steep, narrow coves that provide absolute privacy for the cruising mariner.’
    • ‘Fortunately, a mariner qualified to command the finished vessel had been with the project from the start.’
    • ‘This ancient method of greeting between mariners is a form of salute, based upon making the ship vulnerable.’
    • ‘Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Bayleaf has rescued five stricken mariners - and set them on their way with an unexpected bonus.’
    • ‘Two of the Navy's trio of offshore patrol ships were on hand to rescue stricken mariners in two incidents on the same day.’
    • ‘Additionally well before any range activation, a notification will go in the papers as well as warnings to mariners and aircraft.’
    • ‘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.’
    sailor, seaman, seafarer, seafaring man
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French marinier, from medieval Latin marinarius, from Latin marinus (see marine).

Pronunciation

mariner

/ˈmɛrənər//ˈmerənər/

Main definitions of mariner in English

: mariner1Mariner2

Mariner2

proper noun

  • A series of American space probes launched in 1962–77 to investigate the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury.

Pronunciation

Mariner

/ˈmerənər/