- marine archaeology,
- marine barometer,
- marine belt,
- marine biology,
- marine borer
Origin of marine
Examples from the Web for 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|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 Miocene beds are also marine and are characterized by an abundant molluscan fauna.
Both these mills were to be erected on the open spot of ground formerly used as a parade by the marine battalion.
My reply was certainly not the truth, for I said that I was not very partial to marine officers.Percival Keene|Frederick Marryat
The strength of the marine battalion at that time was between five and six hundred men.Campaigning in Cuba|George Kennan
In the north, the English and Dutch marine gradually take the place of the hanses.The Stages in the Social History of Capitalism|Henri Pirenne
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."