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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

    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. The Marines:

    So do The Marines lose certain applicants ? Yes.

  2. Mike Duthu:

    We deleted the composite mast and deleted the aft house. We took the Marines down to 500 and took half of the medical space away. We took four engines down to two, we deleted a generator, deleted the electrical load topside and we also made some of the systems simpler.

  3. Allison Jaslow:

    I agree with the President's message and I'm glad that he is speaking up in this way. That doesn't make it right that they picked, you know, window dressing for their event and included Marines in it.

  4. Michael Logue:

    You know, the very last house that one of our teams was clearing ended up being just a ‘kill house,’ it was concrete steel reinforced with a 50 cal machine gun under the concrete to basically be aimed up at the entryway so that when the Marines that were in there popped off their helmets.

  5. Azhar Sheikh:

    We have canceled out of respect and remembrance for our fallen Marines.

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