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marine

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adjective ma·rine \mə-ˈrēn\

Simple Definition of marine

  • : of or relating to the sea or the plants and animals that live in the sea

  • : of or relating to sailing on the sea or doing business (such as trading) by sea

Full Definition of marine

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the sea <marine life> <marine biology> b :  of or relating to the navigation of the sea :  nautical <a marine chart> c :  of or relating to the commerce of the sea :  maritime <marine law> d :  depicting the sea, seashore, or ships <a marine painter>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to marines <marine barracks>

Examples of marine

  1. marine animals such as dolphins and whales

  2. <he loves collecting little marine creatures while at the beach>



Origin of marine

Middle English, from Latin marinus, from mare sea; akin to Old English mere sea, pool, Old High German meri sea, Old Church Slavic morje


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Nautical Terms


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marine

noun ma·rine

Simple Definition of marine

  • : a member of the U.S. Marine Corps or the British Royal Marines

Full Definition of marine

  1. 1 a :  the mercantile and naval shipping of a country b :  seagoing ships especially in relation to nationality or class

  2. 2 :  one of a class of armed services personnel serving on shipboard or in close association with a naval force; specifically :  a member of the United States Marine Corps

  3. 3 :  an executive department (as in France) having charge of naval affairs

  4. 4 :  a marine picture :  seascape

Examples of marine

  1. He is a former U.S. Marine.

  2. the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines



1669

First Known Use of marine

1669




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