Definitions for marineməˈrin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•rineməˈrin(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the sea:

    marine vegetation.

    Category: Ecology

  2. adapted for use at sea:

    a marine barometer.

  3. pertaining to navigation or shipping; nautical; maritime.

    Category: Nautical

  4. of or pertaining to marines.

    Category: Nautical

  5. (n.)a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Category: Military

  6. one of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.

    Category: Nautical, Military

  7. seagoing ships, esp. with reference to nationality or class.

    Category: Nautical

  8. a picture with a marine subject; seascape.

  9. a department of naval affairs, as in France.

    Category: Military

Origin of marine:

1325–75; < MF marin < L marīnus of the sea

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier(noun)

    a member of the United States Marine Corps

  2. marine(adj)

    a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land

  3. marine(adj)

    of or relating to the sea

    "marine explorations"

  4. nautical, maritime, marine(adj)

    relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

    "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance"

  5. marine(adj)

    of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)

    "marine barracks"

  6. marine(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea

  7. marine(adj)

    native to or inhabiting the sea

    "marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. marine(noun)əˈrin

    a soldier who fights on land and at sea

  2. marine(adjective)əˈrin

    relating to the ocean

    marine plants/life

Wiktionary

  1. marine(Noun)

    A member of a marine corps.

    He was a marine in World War II.

  2. marine(Noun)

    A marine corps.

    He fought with the Marines in World War II.

  3. marine(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.)

  4. Marine(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marine(adj)

    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. Marine(adj)

    formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits

  3. Marine(adj)

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

  4. Marine(adj)

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

  5. Marine(adj)

    a picture representing some marine subject

Freebase

  1. Marine

    A Marine is a member of an infantry force that specializes in naval operations such as amphibious assault. In some countries, a marine force is often part of a navy, but can also be under army or independent command. Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. Marine elements would also contribute to the campaign ashore, in support of the military objective. With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th century the scale of landing operations increased; thus brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4398

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marine' in Adjectives Frequency: #604


Translations for marine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

marine(adjective)

of the sea

marine animals; marine law.

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