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


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


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


(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


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

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Marine (not comparable)

Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.


Marine (plural Marines)

A member of a marine corps.


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



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.


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.


• devil dog

• jarhead

• leatherneck


• 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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