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Mariner Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    mariner n : a man who serves as a sailor [syn: seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog]
Mariner Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mariner \Mar"i*ner\, n. [F. marinier, LL. marinarius. See Marine.] One whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a seaman or sailor. --Chaucer. Mariner's compass. See under Compass.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Mariner'

A sailor, mariner, or seaman is a person who navigates water-borne vessels or assists in their operation, maintenance, or service. The term can apply to professional mariners, military personnel, and recreational sailors as well as a plethora of other uses. Etymologically, the name preserves the memory of the time when ships were commonly powered by sails, but it applies to the personnel of all vessels, whatever their mode of locomotion.

Professional mariners hold a variety of professions and ranks which are fairly standard, with the exception of slight naming differences around the world. Common categories by department include the Deck department, the Engineering department, and the Steward's department. Mariners can also be categorized by status as senior licensed mariners or unlicensed mariners.

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Meaning of the Name 'Mariner'

  • Meaning: Lives by the sea
  • Origin: Celtic
  • Gender: Male

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