American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the sea: marine exploration.
- adj. Native to, inhabiting, or formed by the sea: marine animals.
- adj. Of or relating to shipping or maritime affairs.
- adj. Of or relating to sea navigation; nautical: a marine chart. See Synonyms at nautical.
- adj. Of or relating to troops that serve at sea as well as on land, specifically the U.S. Marine Corps.
- n. A soldier serving on a ship or at a naval installation.
- n. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
- n. The mercantile or naval ships or shipping fleet of a country.
- n. The governmental department in charge of naval affairs in some nations.
- n. A painting or photograph of the sea.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the sea; characteristic of the sea; existing in or formed by the sea: as, a marine picture or view; the marine fauna and flora; marine deposits left by ancient seas; marine tides.
- Relating to or connected with the sea; used or adapted for use at sea; acting or operating at sea: as, a marine chart; a marine league; a marine engine; marine forces.
- Relating to navigation or shipping; maritime; nautical; naval.
- In zoology, technically, inhabiting the high seas; oceanic; pelagic: distinguished from maritime or littoral.
- n. The sea-shore.
- n. Shipping in general; the maritime interest as represented by ships; sea-going vessels considered collectively, either in the aggregate or as regards nationality or class: as, the mercantile marine of a country; the naval marine.
- n. In France, specifically, the naval establishment; the national navy and its adjuncts: as, the minister of marine, or of the marine.
- n. A soldier who serves on board of a man-of-war; one of a body of troops enlisted to do military service on board of ships or at dockyards. In the United States and British services, they are clothed and armed similarly to infantry of the line.
- n. An empty bottle. See the quotation.
- n. In painting, a sea-piece; a marine view.
- In heraldry, having the lower part of the body like the tail of a fish: said of any beast. Compare sea-lion.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.)
- n. A member of a marine corps.
- n. : A marine corps.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical.
- adj. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea.
- n. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.
- n. A member of the United States Marine Corps, or a similar foreign military force.
- n. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country.
- n. A picture representing some marine subject.
- adj. of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)
- adj. relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
- n. a member of the United States Marine Corps
- adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
- adj. of or relating to the sea
- adj. native to or inhabiting the sea
- n. a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
- Recorded since c.1420, from Middle French marin, from Old French, from Latin marinus ("of the sea"), itself from mare ("sea"), from Proto-Indo-European *móri (“body of water, lake”) (cognate with Old English mere ("sea, lake, pool, pond"), Dutch meer, German Meer, all from Proto-Germanic *mari). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English marin, marine, from Old French, from Latin marīnus, from mare, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“That's what we call the marine layer, a very shallow layer of some very moist air.”
“In response to declines in ocean health, and increasing pressures on coastal and marine resources, many nations, including the United States, are increasingly turning to what we call marine protected areas to help save their most valued coastal habitats.”
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“He is a police officer, a volunteer fireman and a dive master who specializes in marine rescues.”
“A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver is a graduate of Brown University, with graduate work in marine resources management at the University of Rhode Island.”
“This marine is really looking forward to inspecting your phony uniform with the jack boots and the pithy pith helmut with the purple plume.”
“I was surprised to read this, but it appears that it is probably only required in marine environments.”
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