What does Marine mean?
Definitions for Marine
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Marine.
Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldiernoun
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, marineadjective
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"
Specifically: A member of the United States Marine Corps, or a similar foreign military force.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Belonging to the sea.
Etymology: marinus, Latin.
The king was desirous that the ordinances of England and France, touching marine affairs, might be reduced into one form. John Hayward.
Vast multitudes of shells, and other marine bodies, are found lodged in all sorts of stone. John Woodward.
No longer Circe could her flame disguise,
But to the suppliant God marine replies. Samuel Garth, Ovid.
Etymology: la marine, French.
Nearchus, who commanded Alexander’s fleet, and Onesicrates his intendant-general of marine, have both left relations of the state of the Indies at that time. Arbuthnot.
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
Etymology: [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]
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
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. marinus—mare, sea.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
A soldier serving on ship-board; a sea-soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty on vessels of war.
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
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marine is ranked #8907 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Marine surname appeared 3,676 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Marine.
58.6% or 2,155 total occurrences were White.
20.4% or 751 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
14.9% or 548 total occurrences were Black.
2.9% or 110 total occurrences were Asian.
2.2% or 84 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Marine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4398
Rank popularity for the word 'Marine' in Adjectives Frequency: #604
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The numerical value of Marine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Marine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Marine in a Sentence
I remember seeing a big, bright flash, and the Hancock's warning system going off, and the air boss saying, 'Crash! Crash! Crash!' My heart sank, it was rough to take, knowing that our Marine brothers had crashed and were lost at sea.
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.
Don't go out on the water on Sunday or Monday. You'll be risking not only your life, but also those of the marine volunteers who will be called out to rescue you.
I think it's groundbreaking because it's basically mapping the passage of whales and other marine mammals through these really important passageways between the Pacific and the Atlantic.
In the last 20 years or so, weve learned that half of the oxygen that we breathe comes from marine organisms, additionally, the oceans soak up half of the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Translations for Marine
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- maríCatalan, Valencian
- ναυτικός, πεζοναύτης, θαλάσσιοςGreek
- marino, infante de marina, marítimoSpanish
- rannikkojääkäri, meri-, sotilas, merellinenFinnish
- marinier, marin, maritimeFrench
- mariño, marineGalician
- marinir, bahariIndonesian
- marinus, maritimusLatin
- bahari, kelautan, laut, marinMalay
- marinier, maritiem, marienDutch
- marinNorwegian Nynorsk
- akał bikʼosNavajo, Navaho
- fuzileiro naval, marinho, marítimoPortuguese
- maritim, marinRomanian
- морской, солдат морской пехоты, морской пехотинецRussian
- mòrskī, мо̀рскӣSerbo-Croatian
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