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mariner

[mar-uh-ner] /ˈmær ə nər/
noun
1.
a person who directs or assists in the navigation of a ship; sailor.
2.
(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
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French marinier. See marine, -er2
Synonyms
1. seafarer. See sailor.
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British Dictionary definitions for mariner

mariner

/ˈmærɪnə/
noun
1.
a formal or literary word for seaman
Word Origin
C13: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin marīnusmarine

Mariner

/ˈmærɪnə/
noun
1.
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 mariner
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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