What does Marine mean?

Definitions for Marine
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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"

GCIDE

  1. Marine(n.)

    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. 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

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

  2. Marine(adj)

    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. Marine(adj)

    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. 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

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

  5. Marine(adj)

    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  

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

How to pronounce Marine?

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How to say Marine in sign language?

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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. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    As long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before, they'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars, and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They'll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men.

  2. Joel Ng:

    If highly leveraged offshore and marine companies are unable to raise capital from equity markets, then they will be left with very little other options other than to file for liquidation or for judicial management.

  3. Steven Mnuchin:

    Today the Treasury Department is targeting the unelected officials who surround Irans Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, and implement his destabilizing policies, these individuals are linked to a wide range of malign behaviors by the regime, including bombings of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut in 1983 and the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association in 1994, as well as torture, extrajudicial killingsand repression of civilians.

  4. Mariana Fuentes:

    We’re concerned we’re going to have a feminization of marine turtles, this study came from the need to understand the current sex ratio being produced at loggerhead nesting grounds to establish baseline parameters as climate change progresses and to identify beaches that produce a higher proportion of males.

  5. Miyoko Sakashita:

    The federal government’s turning a blind eye as offshore fracking threatens to poison our beautiful beaches and coastal waters, we need offshore fracking stopped immediately before chemical contamination or an oil spill devastates California’s coastal communities and kills sea otters and other endangered marine wildlife.

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