What does maritime mean?

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.


  1. maritime

    Maritime refers to anything related to the sea or navigation, typically involving sea trade or naval matters. This can include commerce, travel, security or even marine environments and ecosystems. It can also pertain to laws and regulations governing sea activities and boundaries.

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. Alejandro Garcia Padilla:

    The Metropolitan Bus Authority will stop Dec. 1 because there is no money to pay salaries on Dec. 15. That's the same situation with the Tren Urbano. The Maritime Transportation Authority has a few more months. We don't have money for payroll.

  2. Benigno Aquino:

    We welcome the growing consensus across the international community that a rules-based approach must be observed in managing maritime disputes in the sea to the west of my country, a sea that is known by many names.

  3. Michael Green:

    (It would) also be helpful to other partners dealing with vulnerabilities from natural disasters to encroachment and coercion by large maritime claimants.

  4. Yu Zhengsheng:

    The maritime issue is highly complicated and sensitive, which requires negotiations to manage and control differences.

  5. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    I've agreed with Prime Minister Najib (Razak) to raise our bilateral ties to strategic partnership, as a concrete step, we've agreed to cooperate in defence equipment. Also, by reinforcing support to (Malaysia's) maritime law enforcement body, we will cooperate for maritime safety.

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