the Marines

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Marines

: the part of a country's military forces that includes soldiers who serve on a ship or are closely associated with a naval force : the U.S. Marine Corps or the British Royal Marines

Word by Word Definitions

marine play marines
  1. : of or relating to the sea

  2. : of or relating to the act or practice of sailing over the sea : nautical

  3. : of or relating to the commerce (see 1commerce 2) of the sea : maritime

  1. : the mercantile and naval shipping of a country

  2. : seagoing ships especially in relation to nationality or class

  3. : one of a class of armed services personnel serving on shipboard or in close association with a naval force


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