What does Marines mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Marinesnoun

    members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea

  2. United States Marine Corps, United States Marines, Marine Corps, US Marine Corps, USMC, Marinesnoun

    an amphibious division of the United States Navy


  1. Marinesnoun

    The United States Marine Corps.


  1. Marines

    Marines, or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate in littoral zones in support of naval operations. Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included helping maintain discipline and order aboard the ship (reflecting the pressed nature of the ship's company and the risk of mutiny), the boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships, and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. In most countries, the marines are an integral part of that state's navy. The exact term "marine" does not exist in many languages other than English. In French-speaking countries, two terms exist which could be translated as "marine", but do not translate exactly: troupes de marine and fusiliers-marins; similar pseudo-translations exist elsewhere, e.g. fuzileiros navais in Portuguese (lit. 'Naval fusiliers'). The word marine means "navy" in many European languages such as Dutch, French, German, Italian and Norwegian.


  1. marines

    Marines are a branch of a country's military forces, often associated with naval or sea-based operations. They are trained for land, sea, and aerial combat and are typically responsible for securing naval vessels, amphibious operations, and operations in various types of terrain. They may also provide security at naval installations and serve as a rapid-response force in international conflicts or crises. Each country may have specific roles or responsibilities for their Marines, depending on their military structure or strategy.


  1. Marines

    A marine, or naval infantry, 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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marines is ranked #20843 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marines surname appeared 1,266 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Marines.

    84.8% or 1,074 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    13.7% or 174 total occurrences were White.
    1.1% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for Marines »

  1. Mainers

  2. remains

  3. seminar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marines in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marines in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Marines in a Sentence

  1. Kimberly Smith:

    I ended up at Bethesda and Belvoir, [and] kind of like a lot of Marines have, you’re injured and you don’t say anything.

  2. Conor Lamb:

    My only bias is the one they taught us in the Marines : a bias for action.

  3. Steve Sax:

    It is with complete devastation that I announce that my precious son, Johnny was one of the five US Marines that perished on Wednesday, June 8, in the Osprey Military crash near San Diego.

  4. Jason Haag:

    There's always that sense of elation that comes with going home but then it goes away and you are left alone with your thoughts. You realize that you don't have your Marines watching your back and you're still having nightmares and you think to yourself 'Holy crap! Where's my gun?'.

  5. Mary Jo Larson:

    These findings confirm there is a culture of drinking, including underage drinking, among Marines and Navy members that needs to be addressed, the consequences include injuries, fights, car crashes and unwanted sexual contact, including rape.

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