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marine

[ muh-reen ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea:

    marine vegetation.

  2. pertaining to navigation or shipping; nautical; naval; maritime.
  3. serving on shipboard, as soldiers.
  4. of or belonging to the marines.
  5. adapted for use at sea:

    a marine barometer.



noun

  1. a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
  2. one of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.
  3. seagoing ships collectively, especially with reference to nationality or class; shipping in general.
  4. a picture with a marine subject; seascape.
  5. naval affairs, or the department of a government, as in France, having to do with such affairs.

marine

/ məˈriːn /

adjective

  1. of, found in, or relating to the sea
  2. of or relating to shipping, navigation, etc
  3. of or relating to a body of seagoing troops

    marine corps

  4. of or relating to a government department concerned with maritime affairs
  5. used or adapted for use at sea

    a marine camera



noun

  1. shipping and navigation in general

    the merchant marine

  2. capital when part of a name a member of a marine corps or similar body
  3. a picture of a ship, seascape, etc
  4. tell it to the marines informal.
    tell it to the marines an expression of disbelief

marine

/ mə-rēn /

  1. Relating to the sea.
  2. Relating to a system of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents and by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation. Water in the marine system is at or near the full salinity of seawater.
  3. Compare lacustrine


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Other Words From

  • inter·ma·rine adjective
  • nonma·rine adjective noun
  • semi·ma·rine adjective noun
  • super·ma·rine adjective
  • unma·rine adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of marine1

1325–75; Middle English maryne < Middle French marin (feminine marine ) < Latin marīnus of the sea, derivative of mare sea; -ine 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of marine1

C15: from Old French marin, from Latin marīnus, from mare sea

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Idioms and Phrases

Idioms
  1. tell it / that to the marines! I don't believe your story; I refuse to be fooled.
  2. dead marine, Australian Slang. an empty bottle of beer or spirits.

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Example Sentences

There needs to be a policy that mandates acoustic mitigation in the marine environment.

From Time

You can find out more about its marine science program here.

Sharks and rays play an important role as predators in marine ecosystems, as well as being a vital source of sustenance for many people.

We could create the largest marine protected area in the world.

Another key question is whether the solar-powered water jets meant to clean off the oyster cages when they rise to the surface will be strong enough to remove marine organisms that may attach.

The Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 have differing configurations and rely on an external gun pod.

And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.

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.

John Wilson, a celebrated landscape and marine painter, died at Folkstone, aged 81.

It was unreasonable to expect those makers of marine steam-engines to report that Trevithick knew better than they did.

REEF k, in latitude 14 degrees 47 minutes, has a dry sand upon it: its sub-marine extent was not ascertained.

Those modern marine engines use about the same steam pressure and expand about in the same proportion.

The effect of tidal movement in nurturing marine life is very great.

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