associated with the sea or waterways to the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc.: Maritime commerce accounts for trillions of dollars in annual U.S. economic activity.
of or relating to the sea or waterways to the sea: maritime resources.
bordering on the sea: picturesque maritime towns.
living near or in the sea: maritime plants.
characteristic of a sailor; nautical: She stands on the foredeck, glad to be wearing her maritime rain gear.
- non·mar·i·time, adjective
- un·mar·i·time, adjective
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How to use maritime in a sentence
The textile industry produces more carbon emissions than the airline and maritime industries combined.Secondhand Clothing Sales Are Booming – And May Help Solve The Sustainability Crisis In The Fashion Industry | LGBTQ-Editor | November 25, 2020 | No Straight News
All along the eastern seaboard, maritime forests like this one are becoming ghosts, inundated with so much salt-water that they die from the roots up.
This research can give her insights into how the trees will respond to future storms—an increasingly important question as climate change fuels worsening hurricanes and erodes the shorelines of the last maritime forests.
These stands of gnarled trees inside Hither Hills State Park are among the last of New York’s maritime forests, which have been cleared for development over the years and are threatened by worsening sea-level rise.
Because Ripple Rock’s peak sat just 10 feet below the surface at low tide, it turned an already dangerous stretch of water into a maritime obstacle course.
He vows that it will create 250,000 jobs, lift Nicaragua out of poverty and make it the maritime capital of the world.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It has a third of the budget and a fraction of the maritime vessels.
Lobanov hadn't seen the sea until he was 28, though he has some maritime roots—his great-grandfather was from the Greek islands.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars | Tim Teeman | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The captains of the capsized South Korean ferry and the Costa Concordia have set a new bar for maritime cowardice.South Korea’s Ferry Disaster Gives Us a New Cowardly Captain to Hate | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Schettino is on trial for multiple manslaughter, causing a maritime disaster and abandoning ship.South Korea’s Ferry Disaster Gives Us a New Cowardly Captain to Hate | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Variegated Horsetail is not exclusively maritime, however, for it sometimes grows by the sides of rivers and ponds.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
We then travelled through the island by railway and crossed to the maritime Provinces of Canada.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The result has been the saving of vast amounts of maritime property, estimated at many millions of dollars yearly.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
It was moved that the King should be requested to place the direction of maritime affairs in other hands.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
There would be a maritime war; and such a war Scotland had no means of carrying on.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for maritime
of or relating to navigation, shipping, etc; seafaring
of, relating to, near, or living near the sea
(of a climate) having small temperature differences between summer and winter; equable
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