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One who navigates or assists in navigating a ship.

[Middle English, from Old French marinier, from marin, marine; see marine.]


(Nautical Terms) a formal or literary word for seaman
[C13: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin marīnus marine]


(Astronautics) 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


(ˈmær ə nər)

a person who directs or assists in the navigation of a ship; sailor.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French marinier. See marine, -er2]
syn: See sailor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mariner - a man who serves as a sailormariner - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales


noun sailor, seaman, sea dog, seafarer, hand, salt, tar, navigator, gob (U.S. slang), matelot (slang, chiefly Brit.), Jack Tar, seafaring man, bluejacket He has the weatherbeaten face of a mariner.


A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt, tar.
Slang: gob.


[ˈmærɪnəʳ] Nmarinero m, marino m


nSeefahrer m, → Seemann m


[ˈmærɪnəʳ] nmarinaio


(məˈriːn) adjective
of the sea. marine animals; marine law.
a soldier serving on board a ship. He has joined the marines.
mariner (ˈmӕrinə) noun
a sailor. a master mariner.
References in classic literature ?
So, mistress," said the mariner, "I must bid the steward make ready one more berth than you bargained for
The hope of liberty, the thought of distant wife and children, rose up before his patient soul, as to the mariner shipwrecked almost in port rises the vision of the church-spire and loving roofs of his native village, seen over the top of some black wave only for one last farewell.
The captain said he had been a mariner for forty years on the Neckar, and in that time had seen storms to make a man's cheek blanch and his pulses stop, but he had never, never seen a storm that even approached this one.
I suppose I felt as one may imagine the unarmed mariner to feel when he is rescued by a friendly man-of-war from the pursuit of a pirate.
Like the mariner in the old story, the winds and streams had driven him within the influence of the Loadstone Rock, and it was drawing him to itself, and he must go.
Spenlow went home without me (I had had an insane hope that he might take me back again), as if I were a mariner myself, and the ship to which I belonged had sailed away and left me on a desert island; I shall make no fruitless effort to describe.
Thither came URIEL, gliding through the Eeven On a Sun beam, swift as a shooting Starr In AUTUMN thwarts the night, when vapors fir'd Impress the Air, and shews the Mariner From what point of his Compass to beware Impetuous winds: he thus began in haste.
The more she saw of this weakness in her fellows, the more satisfied she was that, being forewarned, she was also forearmed against an attack of it on herself, much as if a doctor were to conclude that he could not catch smallpox because he had seen many cases of it; or as if a master mariner, knowing that many ships are wrecked in the British channel, should venture there without a pilot, thinking that he knew its perils too well to run any risk of them.
When I was an A B master mariner I'd have come up alongside of him, hand over hand, and broached him to in a brace of old shakes, I would; but now--"
I answered, that I understood both very well: for although my proper employment had been to be surgeon or doctor to the ship, yet often, upon a pinch, I was forced to work like a common mariner.
I had penetrated some distance into the island when I saw an old man bent and feeble sitting upon the river bank, and at first I took him to be some ship-wrecked mariner like myself.
Ah me, Love's mariner am I On Love's deep ocean sailing; I know not where the haven lies, I dare not hope to gain it.