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"
Specifically: A member of the United States Marine Corps, or a similar foreign military force.
Origin: [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.]
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
Origin: [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.]
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
The numerical value of marine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of marine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These marine reserves provide an incredible treasure trove.
I’m a Marine Corps veteran, so it takes a lot to terrify me.
In short, you name it and it is probably somewhere in the marine environment.
A single ping can permanently deafen a marine mammal 100 meters (yards) away.
In reality, none of those things were true, and you were never a U.S. Marine.
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Translations for marine
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- maríCatalan, Valencian
- ναυτικός, θαλάσσιος, πεζοναύτηςGreek
- marino, infante de marina, marítimoSpanish
- merellinen, sotilas, rannikkojääkäri, meri-Finnish
- marin, maritime, marinierFrench
- marine, mariñoGalician
- bahari, marinirIndonesian
- maritimus, marinusLatin
- kelautan, bahari, marin, lautMalay
- marien, maritiem, marinierDutch
- marinNorwegian Nynorsk
- akał bikʼosNavajo, Navaho
- marinho, fuzileiro naval, marítimoPortuguese
- maritim, marinRomanian
- солдат морской пехоты, морской пехотинец, морскойRussian
- mòrskī, мо̀рскӣSerbo-Croatian
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