Marine meaning

mə-rēn
Marine is defined as something related to water or the sea.

Paintings of landscapes of the ocean are an example of marine paintings.

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Relating to a system of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents and by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation. Water in the marine system is at or near the full salinity of seawater.
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A painting or photograph of the sea.
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Naval or merchant ships collectively; seagoing ships; fleet.

The merchant marine.

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A member of a marine corps.

He was a marine in World War II.

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The governmental department in charge of naval affairs in some nations.
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Used, or to be used, at sea.

A marine engine.

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In some countries, the department of government in charge of naval affairs.
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A picture of a ship or a sea scene.
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Relating to the sea.
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Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.)
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(capitalised in the plural): A marine corps.

He fought with the Marines in World War II.

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A painting representing some marine subject.
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Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.
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Of or relating to shipping or maritime affairs.
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The mercantile or naval ships or shipping fleet of a country.
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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.

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Of or relating to sea navigation; nautical.

A marine chart.

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Of or relating to troops that serve at sea as well as on land, specifically the US Marine Corps.
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Origin of marine

  • Middle English marin, marine from Old French from Latin marīnus from mare sea mori- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 *móri (“body of water, lake") (cognate with Old English mere (“sea, lake, pool, pond"), Dutch meer, German Meer, all from Proto-Germanic *mari).

    From Wiktionary