maritime

[ mar-i-tahym ]
/ ˈmær ɪˌtaɪm /

adjective

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.

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Origin of maritime

First recorded in 1540–50; from Latin maritimus “pertaining to the sea,” equivalent to mari- (stem of mare “sea”) + -timus adjective suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM maritime

non·mar·i·time, adjectiveun·mar·i·time, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for maritime

maritime
/ (ˈmærɪˌtaɪm) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for maritime

C16: from Latin maritimus from mare sea
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