marina

noun
ma·​ri·​na | \ mə-ˈrē-nə \

Definition of marina

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Marina

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

Definition of Marina (Entry 2 of 2)

city on Monterey Bay in western California population 19,718

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Marina comes straight from Latin, where it means simply "of the sea". At a modern marina, sailors can acquire whatever they need for their next excursion, or they can tie up their boats until the next weekend comes along. Some even imitate John D. MacDonald's famous detective hero Travis McGee, who lives on his boat in Miami and rarely leaves the marina.

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Claire, which was in flames at a marina in Detroit, on Friday. Washington Post, "Wisconsin high court backs fired professor; Manafort’s attorneys want trial moved," 7 July 2018 Residents and business owners fear the thick, toxic slime could strand their boats in marinas during peak tourism months. Jennifer Kay, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Blue-green algae, red tide soil beaches, threaten Florida tourism," 10 July 2018 Back in Grossraeschen, tourism chief Winkler shows off the new marina awaiting its first sailboats. Fox News, "How Germany is turning wasteland into vast lakeside resorts," 14 June 2018 Often the boats turn south from the marina where there aren’t many homes, which creates just a murmur of noise for homeowners, but sometimes the tour boats come north and bring the thunderous noise past the neighborhood in search of alligator nests. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Despite new law, homeowners on Lake Toho still complain about airboat noise," 13 July 2018 Fishing is available from the marina between 7am-8:00pm Monday through Friday. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 2018 Friday Harbor, Washington This beautiful hamlet sits in the farthest northwest reaches of Washington, with a marina at Roche Harbor that serves as a jumping-off point for cruising around small, uninhabited islands. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 Her primary complaint is with Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours, which operates from a private marina about a half mile south of her home. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Despite new law, homeowners on Lake Toho still complain about airboat noise," 13 July 2018 Bridger starts printing twenties on a yacht parked in a local marina. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Lo-fi crime drama 'Counterfeiters' stumbles with points for style," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of marina

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marina

Noun

Italian & Spanish, seashore, from feminine of marino, adjective, marine, from Latin marinus

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marina

noun

English Language Learners Definition of marina

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

marina

noun
ma·​ri·​na | \ mə-ˈrē-nə \

Kids Definition of marina

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

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