Definitions for marineməˈrin
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word marine
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to the sea:
adapted for use at sea:
a marine barometer.
pertaining to navigation or shipping; nautical; maritime.
of or pertaining to marines.
(n.)a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
one of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.
Category: Nautical, Military
seagoing ships, esp. with reference to nationality or class.
a picture with a marine subject; seascape.
a department of naval affairs, as in France.
Origin of marine:
1325–75; < MF marin < L marīnus of the sea
Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier(noun)
a member of the United States Marine Corps
a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
of or relating to the sea
nautical, maritime, marine(adj)
relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
"nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance"
of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)
relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
native to or inhabiting the sea
"marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a soldier who fights on land and at sea
relating to the ocean
A member of a marine corps.
He was a marine in World War II.
A marine corps.
He fought with the Marines in World War II.
Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.)
Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.
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
formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits
a solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy
the sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine
a picture representing some marine subject
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.
Translations for marine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of the sea
marine animals; marine law.
- marítimoPortuguese (BR)
- mořský, námořníCzech
- Meer-..., See-...German
- marino, marítimoSpanish
- hav-, sjø-, marine-Norwegian
- morský; námornýSlovak
- marin, havs-Swedish
- denize aitTurkish
- 海的Chinese (Trad.)
- thuộc biểnVietnamese
- 海的Chinese (Simp.)
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