Definition of maritime
1 : of, relating to, or bordering on the sea a maritime province
2 : of or relating to navigation or commerce on the sea
3 : having the characteristics of a mariner
Examples of maritime in a Sentence
The country's maritime industry is an important part of its economy.
She's an expert in maritime law.
Recent Examples of maritime from the Web
Underscoring its uninterrupted efforts, North Korea on Monday fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone.
Vietnam has yet to place an order for such weapons, but the lifting of the embargo was widely seen as an effort to bolster Vietnam in its confrontation with China over maritime claims in the South China Sea.
North Korea launched a military projectile on Monday that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone, and leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to continue work on weapons that could potentially strike the West Coast of the United States.
Underscoring its uninterrupted efforts, North Korea on Monday fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone.
Helicopter crashes, incoming fire, parachute accidents, maritime collisions, injury, and death: These experiences have taught me how to identify a real crisis that requires immediate action.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said what appeared to be a North Korean ballistic missile fell within Japan’s exclusive maritime economic zone.
The Port’s maritime-themed Jack Block Park sits next to Terminal 5 in West Seattle, and parts of old gears and valves have been displayed for years on Harbor Island.
Two maritime academies top the list of public institutions in the Northeast with the highest graduate salaries.
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Did You Know?
The maritime countries of Portugal and England produced many seafaring explorers during the 16th and 17th centuries, many of whom sailed under the flags of other countries. Sailing for the Spanish, Ferdinand Magellan captained the ship that was the first to circle the world, charting many new maritime routes as it went. Henry Hudson, funded by the Dutch, sailed up what we call today the Hudson River, claiming the maritime area that now includes New York City for the Netherlands.
Origin and Etymology of maritime
Latin maritimus, from mare
First Known Use: circa 1550See Words from the same year
MARITIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maritime for English Language Learners
: of or relating to sailing on the sea or doing business (such as trading) by sea
: located near or next to the sea
MARITIME Defined for Kids
Definition of maritime for Students
1 : of or relating to ocean navigation or trade maritime law
2 : bordering on or living near the sea maritime nations
Legal Definition of maritime
: of or relating to navigation or commerce on navigable waters
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