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master mariner

[ mas-ter, mah-ster ]SEE DEFINITION OF master mariner

Synonyms for master mariner

  • barnacle-back
  • mariner
  • old salt
  • old sea dog
  • sailor
  • seafarer
  • shellback
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Then he resumed his patrol with the slow stride of the master mariner.

He bitterly needed the help a master mariner could give him.

In that crisis he was bold enough to presume on his identity as a master mariner.

My reputation as a master mariner, my chance to make a living in my work.

"An' my name be William Trigget, master mariner," he concluded.

Kingswell and the master mariner returned to the darkness without.

The master mariner's face was ghastly above his bushy whiskers.

Everybody 110 knew him––a dog, a high-liner, truly a master mariner.

Presently the soldier said: "Shall we sail to-morrow, Master Mariner?"

For such gibbering lunacy as this the master mariner had no fit reply.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English mægester "one having control or authority," from Latin magister (n.) "chief, head, director, teacher" (source of Old French maistre, French maître, Spanish and Italian maestro, Portuguese mestre, Dutch meester, German Meister), contrastive adjective ("he who is greater") from magis (adv.) "more," from PIE *mag-yos-, comparative of root *meg- "great" (see mickle). Form influenced in Middle English by Old French cognate maistre. Meaning "original of a recording" is from 1904. In academic senses (from Medieval Latin magister) it is attested from late 14c., originally a degree conveying authority to teach in the universities. As an adjective from late 12c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MASTER MARINER

sea dog

nounexperienced sailor
  • barnacle-back
  • mariner
  • master mariner
  • old salt
  • old sea dog
  • sailor
  • seafarer
  • shellback
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