A painting of a marine landscape.
- Marine is defined as something related to water or the sea.
Paintings of landscapes of the ocean are an example of marine paintings.
- The definition of a Marine is a member of the United States Marine Corps.
A man who has joined the United States Marine Corps is an example of a Marine.
- of the sea or ocean
- inhabiting, found in, or formed by the sea
- of navigation on the sea; nautical
- of shipping by sea; maritime
- used, or to be used, at sea: a marine engine
- trained for service at sea and on land, as certain troops
- of such troops
Origin of marineMiddle English maryne from Classical Latin marinus from mare, the sea: see mare
- a member of a marine military force
- [oftenM-] a member of the United States Marine Corps
- naval or merchant ships collectively; seagoing ships; fleet: the merchant marine
- in some countries, the department of government in charge of naval affairs
- a picture of a ship or a sea scene
- a. Of or relating to the sea: marine exploration.b. Native to, inhabiting, or formed by the sea: marine animals.c. Relating to a system of oceanic habitats coextensive with the continental shelf, ranging from deep water to unprotected coastlines and characterized along its landward edge by exposure to wave action and tidal currents and by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation.
- Of or relating to shipping or maritime affairs.
- Of or relating to sea navigation; nautical: a marine chart. See Synonyms at nautical.
- Of or relating to troops that serve at sea as well as on land, specifically the US Marine Corps.
- a. A soldier serving on a ship or at a naval installation.b. often Marine A member of the US Marine Corps.
- The mercantile or naval ships or shipping fleet of a country.
- The governmental department in charge of naval affairs in some nations.
- A painting or photograph of the sea.
Origin of marineMiddle English marin, marine from Old French from Latin marīnus from mare sea ; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more marine, superlative most marine)
- Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.)
- A member of a marine corps.
- He was a marine in World War II.
- (capitalised in the plural): A marine corps.
- He fought with the Marines in World War II.
- A painting representing some marine subject.
Recorded since c.1420, from Middle French marin, from Old French, from Latin marinus (“of the sea"), itself from mare (“sea"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÃ³ri (“body of water, lake") (cognate with Old English mere (“sea, lake, pool, pond"), Dutch meer, German Meer, all from Proto-Germanic *mari).
- Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.