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Origin of marina

1795–1805; < Italian, Spanish, noun use of feminine of marino < Latin marīnus marine


  1. a town in W California.
  2. a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for marina

berth, wharf, quay, harbor, landing, slip, pier, port, boatyard

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British Dictionary definitions for marina


  1. an elaborate docking facility for pleasure boats

Word Origin for marina

C19: via Italian and Spanish from Latin: marine
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Word Origin and History for marina

1805, "a promenade by the sea," from Spanish or Italian marina "shore, coast," from Latin marinus (see marine (adj.)). Meaning "dock or basin with moorings for yachts and small craft" is 1935, American English.

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