[mar-uh-ner] /ˈmær ə nər/
a person who directs or assists in the navigation of a ship; sailor.
(initial capital letter) Aerospace. one of a series of U.S. that obtained scientific information while flying by or orbiting around the planets Mars, Mercury, and Venus.
a formal or literary word for seaman
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
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.
[muh-reen] /məˈrin/ adjective 1. of or relating to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea: marine vegetation. 2. pertaining to navigation or shipping; nautical; naval; maritime. 3. serving on shipboard, as soldiers. 4. of or belonging to the marines. 5. adapted for use at sea: a marine barometer. noun 6. a member of […]
- Marine science
noun the study of the ocean, its ecosystems, and life forms; also called oceanography , oceanology Usage Note science
- Marine snow
noun 1. small particles of organic biogenic marine sediment, including the remains of organisms, faecal matter, and the shells of planktonic oganisms, that slowly drift down to the sea floor
noun 1. a person who is responsible for the maintenance of the vessels of a shipping line, for their docking and the handling of cargo, and for the hiring of personnel for deck departments.