What does mariner mean?

Definitions for mariner
ˈmær ə nərmariner

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mariner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dognoun

    a man who serves as a sailor


  1. marinernoun

    A sailor.

    Jones became an Mariner as the result of a pre-season trade.

  2. Marinernoun

    A player on the team the "Seattle Mariners".

    Jones became an Mariner as the result of a pre-season trade.

  3. Etymology: From mariner, marinier, from marinier, maronnier, from post-classical marinarius, from marinus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marinernoun

    A seaman; a sailor.

    Etymology: from mare, Latin; marinier, French.

    The merry mariner unto his word
    Soon hearkened, and her painted boat straightway
    Turn’d to the shore. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    Your ships are not well mann’d,
    Your mariners are muliteers, or reapers. William Shakespeare.

    We oft deceive ourselves, as did that mariner who, mistaking them for precious stones, brought home his ship fraught with common pebbles from the remotest Indies. Joseph Glanvill, Scep.

    His busy mariners he hastes,
    His shatter’d sails with rigging to restore. Dryden.

    What mariner is not afraid,
    To venture in a ship decay’d. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.


  1. mariner

    A mariner is a person who navigates waterborne vessels or assists in their operation, maintenance, or service. This generally refers to professionals such as sailors, seamen, or sea captains who are skilled in various aspects of ship transportation on the sea or ocean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marinernoun

    one whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a seaman or sailor

  2. Etymology: [F. marinier, LL. marinarius. See Marine.]


  1. Mariner

    Mariner was a canceled project to add performance and stability enhancements to the layout engine used in the Netscape Communicator web browser. Mariner became open source in March 1998 when Netscape released its client code and started the Mozilla project. Mariner added support for page reflow, a feature lacking in previous Netscape releases, making the layout of text and tables much faster. In addition, development work was done on a Document Object Model and stability was improved. Enhancements to HTML and CSS were also made but these were not technically part of the Mariner project. The original intention was to ship Mariner in Netscape Communicator 5.0, with subsequent releases using the newer NGLayout engine. However, in October 1998, Netscape decided to abandon the old layout engine in favour of NGLayout and work on Mariner ceased. Netscape Communicator 5.0 and Mariner never shipped. The next major Netscape revision was built around Gecko.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mariner

    One who obtains his living on the sea, in whatever rank. But with our old voyagers mariners were able seamen, and sailors only ordinary seamen. Thus, Middleton's ship sailed from Bantam in 1605, leaving 18 men behind, "of whom 5 were mariners, and 13 sailors."

Editors Contribution

  1. mariner

    A person with the accurate and specific role and employment to navigate a ship.

    The mariner was healthy, full of fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mariner is ranked #20884 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mariner surname appeared 1,262 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mariner.

    78.6% or 992 total occurrences were White.
    12.3% or 156 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mariner in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mariner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mariner in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Aurelius:

    Consider that everything is opinion, and opinion is in your power. Take away then, when you choose, your opinion, and like a mariner who has rounded the headland, you will find calm, everything stable, and a waveless bay.

  2. Police Inspector Danny Mulligan:

    Approximately two kilometers off the mariner here behind me in Mindarie, between the one mile and three mile reefs, a man and woman were diving when the woman was taken by, or appears to have been taken, by a shark.

  3. Thomas Zurbuchen:

    NASA has been exploring Mars since Mariner 4 performed a flyby in July of 1965, with two more flybys, seven successful orbiters, and eight landers since then, perseverance, which was built from the collective knowledge gleaned from such trailblazers, has the opportunity to not only expand our knowledge of the Red Planet, but to investigate one of the most important and exciting questions of humanity about the origin of life both on Earth and also on other planets.

  4. English Proverb:

    A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

  5. Author Unknown:

    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

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