MARINE

marine

(adjective) native to or inhabiting the sea; “marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales”

marine

(adjective) relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea

marine

(adjective) of or relating to the sea; “marine explorations”

marine

(adjective) of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps); “marine barracks”

nautical, maritime, marine

(adjective) relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; “nautical charts”; “maritime law”; “marine insurance”

Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier

(noun) a member of the United States Marine Corps

marine

(noun) a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Adjective

Marine (not comparable)

Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.

Noun

Marine (plural Marines)

A member of a marine corps.

Anagrams

• Armine, Mainer, Marnie, Merina, Minear, Reiman, Rieman, airmen, mainer, remain

Etymology

Adjective

marine (comparative more marine, superlative most marine)

Belonging to or characteristic of the sea; existing or found in the sea; formed or produced by the sea.

Relating to or connected with the sea (in operation, scope, etc.), especially as pertains to shipping, a navy, or naval forces.

Used or adapted for use at sea.

(zoology) Inhabiting the high seas; oceanic; pelagic. (distinguished from maritime or littoral)

(obsolete) Belonging to or situated at the seaside; maritime.

Noun

marine (plural marines)

(military, nautical) A soldier, normally a member of a marine corps, trained to serve on board or from a ship

(capitalised in the plural): A marine corps.

A painting representing some marine subject.

Synonyms

• devil dog

• jarhead

• leatherneck

Anagrams

• Armine, Mainer, Marnie, Merina, Minear, Reiman, Rieman, airmen, mainer, remain

Source: Wiktionary


Ma*rine", a. Etym: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.

2. (Geol.)

Definition: Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits. Marine acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.] -- Marine barometer. See under Barometer.

– Marine corps, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines.

– Marine engine (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a vessel.

– Marine glue. See under Glue.

– Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.

– Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.

– Marine law. See under Law.

– Marine league, three geographical miles.

– Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. Mc Elrath.

– Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.

– Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.]

Ma*rine", n. Etym: [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.]

1. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.

2. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.

3. A picture representing some marine subject. Tell that to the marines, an expression of disbelief, the marines being regarded by sailors as credulous. [Colloq.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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