marina

[ muh-ree-nuh ]
/ məˈri nə /

noun

a boat basin offering dockage and other service for small craft.

Nearby words

  1. marikina,
  2. marilyn,
  3. marimba,
  4. marin,
  5. marin, john,
  6. marinade,
  7. marinara,
  8. marinate,
  9. marinduque,
  10. marine

Origin of marina

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

Marina

[ muh-ree-nuh ]
/ məˈri nə /

noun

a town in W California.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for marina

marina

/ (məˈriːnə) /

noun

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

marina

n.

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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