marina

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noun ma·ri·na \mə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of marina

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

Did You Know?

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.

Origin and Etymology of marina

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


First Known Use: 1924


Marina

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

Definition of Marina

  1. city on Monterey Bay in western California population 19,718

Did You Know?

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.


MARINA Defined for English Language Learners

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noun ma·ri·na \mə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of marina for English Language Learners

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


MARINA Defined for Kids

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noun ma·ri·na \mə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of marina for Students

  1. :  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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