Origin of marine
Related Words for marineaquatic, naval, maritime, coastal, seagoing, saltwater, deep-sea, oceanic, shore, seashore, seafaring, sea, nautical, seaside, littoral, pelagic, abyssal, navigational, Neptunian, hydrographic
Examples from the Web for marine
Contemporary Examples of marine
The Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 have differing configurations and rely on an external gun pod.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
December 31, 2014
Among the scores of bystanders watching their small town turn into war zone was a Marine veteran who was close with Stone.
The Marine reservist then went after his ex-wife, Nicole Hill Stone.
Stone, according to Marine officials, served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
I met Klay, a Marine veteran of Iraq, in 2008 at a writing workshop for veterans run by New York University.The Veteran Who Took Home the National Book Award
November 25, 2014
Historical Examples of marine
"Anybody who knows anything about marine engines, follow me," he snapped.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Of these, oyster or marine shells, burnt shale, and slag are most common.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
Out of the inanimate rocks had sprung the marine plants—the seaweeds.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
It is said, the King is not satisfied with the new Minister of Marine.
Rogers was the local dealer in anchors and other marine ironwork.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
adjective (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for marine
early 15c., "pertaining to the sea," from Middle French marin, from Old French marin "of the sea, maritime," from Latin marinus "of the sea," from mare "sea, the sea, seawater," from PIE *mori- "body of water, lake" (see mere (n.)). The Old English word was sælic.
14c., "seacoast;" see marine (adj.). Meaning "collective shipping of a country" is from 1660s. Meaning "soldier who serves on a ship" is from 1670s, a separate borrowing from French marine, from the French adjective. Phrase tell that to the marines (1806) originally was the first half of a retort expressing skepticism:
"Upon my soul, sir," answered the lieutenant, "when I thought she scorned my passion, I wept like a child."
"Belay there!" cried the captain; "you may tell that to the marines, but I'll be d----d if the sailors will believe it." ["John Moore," "The Post-Captain; or, the Wooden Walls Well Manned," 1805]
The book, a rollicking sea romance/adventure novel, was popular in its day and the remark is a recurring punch line in it (repeated at least four times). It was written by naval veteran John Davis (1774-1854) but published under the name John Moore. Walsh records that, "The marines are among the 'jolly' jack-tars a proverbially gullible lot, capable of swallowing any yarn, in size varying from a yawl-boat to a full-rigged frigate."