Definition of Mary Celeste noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Mary Celeste

BrE BrE//ˌmeəri sɪˈlest//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeri sɪˈlest//
(also Marie Celeste) [singular]
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used to talk about a place where all the people who should be there have disappeared in a mysterious way Where is everyone? It's like the Mary Celeste here today. From the name of the US ship Mary Celeste, which in 1872 was found at sea with nobody on board.