- connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc.
- of or relating to the sea: maritime resources.
- bordering on the sea: maritime provinces.
- living near or in the sea: maritime plants.
- characteristic of a sailor; nautical: maritime clothing.
Origin of maritime
- the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
Related Words for maritimeaquatic, naval, seafaring, marine, seagoing, oceangoing, deep-sea, oceanic, pelagic
Examples from the Web for maritime
Contemporary Examples of maritime
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
November 30, 2014
It has a third of the budget and a fraction of the maritime vessels.Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy
Nico Hines, Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 1, 2014
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
October 19, 2014
The captains of the capsized South Korean ferry and the Costa Concordia have set a new bar for maritime cowardice.
Schettino is on trial for multiple manslaughter, causing a maritime disaster and abandoning ship.
Historical Examples of maritime
Enumerated are the various offences of a maritime character, and their punishment.Bygone Punishments
What a fine thing a maritime town is for a maker of romances!Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
The articles on maritime rights and impressment were set aside.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
Let us now go on to follow the peculiarities of the maritime law in other directions.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
- 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
- the Maritime Provinces another name for the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, but often excluding Newfoundland and Labrador
1540s, "of or pertaining to the sea," from Middle French maritime (16c.) or directly from Latin maritimus "of the sea, near the sea," from mare (genitive maris) "sea" (see mere (n.)) + Latin ending -timus, originally a superlative suffix (cf. intimus "inmost," ultimus "last"), here denoting "close association with." Maritimes "seacoast regions of a country" is from 1590s; specifically of the southeasternmost provinces of Canada by 1926.