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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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  • Martin C. Bicknell of Mariner Wealth Advisors Ranked #2 Nationally on Barron's List of Top 100 Independent Wealth ...
    LEAWOOD, Kan., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin C. Bicknell and the teams at Mariner Wealth Advisors, an independent wealth advisory firm with offices nationwide, were ranked #2 on Barron's 2014 list of the Top Independent Wealth Advisors in the United States. This is the fifth consecutive year Bicknell has been ranked in the Top Ten. Bicknell was also ra Read more on this news related to 'Mariner'
  • Mariner CEO resigns after deal
    MARINER chief executive Darren Olney-Fraser has tendered his immediate resignation after completing a lifesaving deal for the debt-strapped company. Read more on this news related to 'Mariner'
  • Mariner Holdings Now Supports Clients' Investment Banking Needs
    LEAWOOD, Kan., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariner Holdings, an independent financial services firm and the parent company of Mariner Wealth Advisors and Montage Investments, today announced it has acquired Allied Business Group. Allied Business Group specializes in investment banking, valuation advisory, and forensic accounting services for business owners and Read more on this news related to 'Mariner'

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