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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The hotel boasts a rooftop infinity pool, stunning views of the marina, and Mediterranean cuisine, according to its website. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Amelia Windsor Hit the Beach in Ibiza and Showed Us How Royals Do Bikinis," 2 Aug. 2018 Shortly after leaving the marina with his fresh Easter catch, Godwin returned to his nearby Glenville neighborhood. Phillip Morris, cleveland.com, "Remembering the dead and the living this Easter: Phillip Morris," 1 Apr. 2018 The first dock by the marina and Raccoon Point are good spots. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lake Chabot’s magic coronation of spring," 29 Mar. 2018 The marina Photo: Tony Rath for The Wall Street Journal More from Mansion Defendants in the FTC’s complaint include Peter Baker, the project’s titular developer. Katy Mclaughlin, WSJ, "FTC Alleges Major Real-Estate Scam," 8 Nov. 2018 On Mota Mahana, the line’s private island in French Polynesia, passengers sip cocktails from the floating bar, or paddle out over coral reefs on kayaks and paddleboards—straight from the ship’s water sports marina. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 In the evening, head into town for dinner by the old marina and come nightfall, the Belmont’s Victorian observatory tower beckons. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "You Can Rent a Pineapple Palace on the Airbnb For Historic Homes," 16 Aug. 2018 She was recently seen hanging out a yacht with friends including model Jordan Barrett, Rita Ora, and Michelle Rodriguez in Porto Cervo, a marina on the Mediterranean coast. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Instagrammed Her Nip Slip at Dinner Because Why Not," 14 Aug. 2018 His chef has also created a special entree — seafood pasta which includes tilapia, shrimp, calamari sautéed with garlic and white wine and served over linguini with alfredo or marina sauce. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 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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