Marine Definition

Of the sea or ocean.
Webster's New World
Inhabiting, found in, or formed by the sea.
Webster's New World
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.
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Of navigation on the sea; nautical.
Webster's New World
Of shipping by sea; maritime.
Webster's New World
A soldier serving on a ship or at a naval installation.
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A member of a marine military force.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Naval or merchant ships collectively; seagoing ships; fleet.
The merchant marine.
Webster's New World
In some countries, the department of government in charge of naval affairs.
Webster's New World

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Origin of Marine

  • 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

  • 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

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