noun ma·ri·na \mə-ˈrē-nə\

: an area of water where privately owned boats (such as yachts) are kept

Full Definition of MARINA

:  a dock or basin providing secure moorings for pleasure boats and often offering supply, repair, and other facilities

Origin of MARINA

Italian & Spanish, seashore, from feminine of marino, adjective, marine, from Latin marinus
First Known Use: 1924


geographical name Ma·ri·na \mə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of MARINA

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noun ma·ri·na \mə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of MARINA for Kids

:  a dock or basin providing a place to anchor motorboats and yachts

Word Root of MARINA

The Latin word mare, meaning sea, gives us the root mar. Words from Latin mare have something to do with the sea. Something marine, such as an animal or plant, lives in the sea. A marina is a dock in the sea where boats can anchor. A submarine is a ship that operates underwater in the sea.


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