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marine Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.
  2. noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  3. adjective of or relating to the sea
    • marine explorations
  4. adjective relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
    maritime; nautical.
    • nautical charts
    • maritime law
    • marine insurance
  5. adjective of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)
    • marine barracks
  6. adjective relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
  7. adjective satellite native to or inhabiting the sea
    • marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales

Ma*rine" adjective
L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.
  1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.
  2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.
Ma*rine" noun
F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.
  1. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy. a member of the marine corps
  2. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.
  3. A picture representing some marine subject.

Webster 1913