Maritime definition

mărĭ-tīm
On, near, or living near the sea.

Maritime provinces, a maritime people.

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Of or resembling a mariner.
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Of or relating to marine shipping or navigation.
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Of, relating to, or adjacent to the sea.
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Characteristic of sailors; nautical.
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(meteorol.) Of the relatively wet air or climate associated with large bodies of water.
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The definition of maritime is something nautical or related to the sea.

The body of laws that set the rules for commerce that takes place on oceans and seas are an example of maritime laws.

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Related to the sea or sailing.

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

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Living near or in the sea.

Maritime animals.

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Of or relating to a mariner or sailor.
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Bordering on the sea.

The maritime states.

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Of or relating to sea navigation, shipping, etc.

Maritime law.

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Origin of maritime

  • Latin maritimus from mare mari- sea mori- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French maritime

    From Wiktionary