There are 2 main definitions of mariner in English:


Line breaks: mari|ner
Pronunciation: /ˈmarɪnə


chiefly archaic or literary
A sailor: the intrepid mariners of yesteryear set out to discover new worlds
More example sentences
  • Perhaps these mariners were particularly skilled, sensitive to the marine environment, or just plain lucky.
  • The lake's edges are pockmarked by hundreds of steep, narrow coves that provide absolute privacy for the cruising mariner.
  • The crew responded immediately, racing to the scene and recovering the four mariners with one of the ship's small boats.
sailor, seaman, seafarer, seafaring man
informal Jack tar, tar, sea dog, salt, bluejacket, matelot, matlow, matlo
North American informal shellback


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

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