What does Marine mean?

Definitions for Marine
məˈrinMa·rine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Marine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldiernoun

    a member of the United States Marine Corps

  2. marineadjective

    a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land

  3. marineadjective

    of or relating to the sea

    "marine explorations"

  4. nautical, maritime, marineadjective

    relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

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

  5. marineadjective

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

    "marine barracks"

  6. marineadjective

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

  7. marineadjective

    native to or inhabiting the sea

    "marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales"

GCIDE

  1. Marinenoun

    Specifically: A member of the United States Marine Corps, or a similar foreign military force.

    Etymology: [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.]

Wiktionary

  1. marinenoun

    A member of a marine corps.

    He was a marine in World War II.

  2. marinenoun

    A marine corps.

    He fought with the Marines in World War II.

  3. marineadjective

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

  4. Marineadjective

    Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marineadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

  2. Marineadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

  3. Marineadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

  4. Marineadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

  5. Marineadjective

    a picture representing some marine subject

    Etymology: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marine

    ma-rēn′, adj. of or belonging to the sea: done at sea: representing the sea: near the sea.—n. a soldier serving on shipboard: the whole navy of a country or state: naval affairs: a sea-piece in painting.—ns. Mar′igraph, a self-registering tide-gauge; Marinade′, a liquor or pickle in which fish or meat is steeped before cooking, to improve the flavour.—v.t. Mar′inate, to salt or pickle.—n. Mar′iner, a seaman or sailor: one who assists in navigating ships.—Marine acid, hydrochloric acid; Marine boiler, a boiler fitted for use in steamships; Marine engine, an engine fitted for use in a steamship; Marine insurance, insurance of ships or their cargoes when at sea; Marine soap, a kind of coconut-oil soap, adapted for washing with sea-water; Marine store, a place where old ships' materials are bought and sold.—Tell that to the marines, a phrase expressive of disbelief and ridicule, from the sailor's contempt for the marine's ignorance of seamanship. [Fr.,—L. marinusmare, sea.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. marine

    Belonging to the sea. It is a general name for the royal or mercantile navy of any state; also the whole economy of nautical affairs.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. marine

    A soldier serving on ship-board; a sea-soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty on vessels of war.

Editors Contribution

  1. marine

    Relating to the sea.

    The marine ecology system is so beautiful to see underwater, the colors, the type of plant systems are amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

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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

Anagrams for Marine »

  1. airmen

  2. Mainer

  3. remain

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Marine in a Sentence

  1. James Blackmore:

    The level of integration between Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Marine Corps is truly seamless, and testament to how close we've become, the ability to operate from the sea with the most advanced fighter jets ever created is a significant moment in our history, offering reassurance to our allies and demonstrating the UK's formidable air power to our adversaries.

  2. Christopher Bogdan:

    We will declare IOC with an older version of the software that does not have all the fixes in it. They (Marine Corps) have ways of mitigating those problems which they feel are sufficient for them to go to war.

  3. Cheng Lijing:

    The global ocean warming has caused marine heat waves in Tasman Sea and other regions.

  4. Tony Valdovinos:

    Being told to leave by Marine Corps was a very big experience. But... meeting a Marine, who taught me how to cut political maps and knock on doors and canvas, was equally as impactful. And I think that's what' ¡ Americano !' is, it's a story of moving back and forth, but not giving up.

  5. Winsome Sears:

    When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican. But this country had done so much for me, I was willing, willing, to die for this country.

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