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Definitions for maritime
ˈmær ɪˌtaɪmmar·itime

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nautical, maritime, marineadjective

    relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

    "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance"

  2. maritimeadjective

    bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the sea

    "a maritime province"; "maritime farmers"; "maritime cultures"


  1. Maritimeadjective

    Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states.


  1. maritimeadjective

    Related to the sea or sailing

    I enjoy maritime activities such as yachting and deep sea diving.

  2. maritimeadjective

    Bordering on the sea

    the maritime states.

  3. maritimeadjective

    Living near or in the sea

    maritime animals.

  4. maritimeadjective

    Of or relating to a mariner or sailor

  5. Etymology: From maritime

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Maritimal, Maritimeadjective

    Etymology: maritimus, Latin; maritime, Fr.

    I discoursed of a maritimal voyage, and the passages and incidents therein. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    At the parliament at Oxford, his youth, and want of experience in maritime service, had somewhat been shrewdly touched. Henry Wotton, Buckingham.

    The friend, the shores maritimal
    Sought for his bed, and found a place upon which play’d
    The murmurring billows. George Chapman, Iliads.

    Ercoco, and the less maritime kings
    Monbaza and Quiloa. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.

    Neptune upbraided them with their stupidity and ignorance, that a maritime town should neglect the patronage of him who was the god of the seas. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maritimeadjective

    bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states

  2. Maritimeadjective

    of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea

  3. Etymology: [L. maritimus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. maritime. See Mere a pool.]


  1. Maritime

    Maritime was formed in 2003 from the break up of The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. Eric Axelson of The Dismemberment Plan and Davey von Bohlen and Dan Didier of The Promise Ring started a band called In English. The group quickly signed a deal with the record label ANTI- and hired J. Robbins to produce their record. Robbins had previously produced records for both The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. After delivering the record to ANTI-, the company decided it did not want the record. The band changed its name to Maritime and signed with DeSoto Records. The band went on tour and self-released an EP called Adios on their own label, Foreign Leisure. On April 1, 2004, the band released its first full-length album, Glass Floor on Desoto Records. On February 6, 2006, Axelson announced that he was leaving the band. He was replaced on bass guitar by Justin Klug. Their second album, We, the Vehicles, was released on April 18, 2006, on Flameshovel Records to wide critical acclaim. Their third album, Heresy and the Hotel Choir, was released on October 16, 2007, also on Flameshovel Records in the US and was released on Grand Hotel van Cleef in Germany on October 12, 2007, who also released Maritime's other two albums in Europe. "Guns of Navarone" was the first single from the new album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maritime

    mar′i-tim, adj. pertaining to the sea: relating to navigation or to naval affairs: situated near the sea: living on the shore, littoral—opp. to Marine: having a navy and a naval commerce. [L. maritimusmare, sea.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. maritime

    Pertaining to sea affairs: all but synonymous with marine (which see.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. maritime

    Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power.

Editors Contribution

  1. maritime

    Relating to the sea.

    Maritime records are interesting and varied.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maritime in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maritime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of maritime in a Sentence

  1. John Miller:

    An organization like ISIL (Islamic State) is capable of surprising us ... so we want to work hard to eliminate that opportunity for surprise and we do that through a robust presence ?in the maritime environment, in the Suez Canal what we've seen consistently despite unrest that has occurred in Egypt ... (is) a Suez canal that is secure and properly administered.

  2. Corey Wallace:

    It further complicates the projection of Chinese military power into the southwestern maritime domain around Japan's Ryukyu islands.

  3. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    Although China is looking for stable ties with the United States it's more willing to accept bilateral and regional tensions in pursuit of its interests, particularly on maritime sovereignty issues.

  4. Steve Warren:

    It's difficult to predict the future so what we need to have are options, we have to preserve and to create options for ourselves should the deteriorating security situation get to a point that ... maritime security is threatened.

  5. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    I have further ordered @tldm_rasmi (navy) and APMM (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency) to conduct search and rescue efforts on Rohingya boats, we have to prevent loss of life.

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