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ma·rine

 (mə-rēn′)
adj.
1.
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.
2. Of or relating to shipping or maritime affairs.
3. Of or relating to sea navigation; nautical: a marine chart. See Synonyms at nautical.
4. Of or relating to troops that serve at sea as well as on land, specifically the US Marine Corps.
n.
1.
a. A soldier serving on a ship or at a naval installation.
b. often Marine A member of the US Marine Corps.
2. The mercantile or naval ships or shipping fleet of a country.
3. The governmental department in charge of naval affairs in some nations.
4. A painting or photograph of the sea.

[Middle English marin, marine, from Old French, from Latin marīnus, from mare, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots.]

marine

(məˈriːn)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. (Physical Geography) of, found in, or relating to the sea
2. (Nautical Terms) of or relating to shipping, navigation, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) of or relating to a body of seagoing troops: marine corps.
4. (Nautical Terms) of or relating to a government department concerned with maritime affairs
5. used or adapted for use at sea: a marine camera.
n
6. (Nautical Terms) shipping and navigation in general: the merchant marine.
7. (Nautical Terms) (capital when part of a name) a member of a marine corps or similar body
8. (Art Terms) a picture of a ship, seascape, etc
9. tell it to the marines informal an expression of disbelief
[C15: from Old French marin, from Latin marīnus, from mare sea]

ma•rine

(məˈrin)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the sea: marine vegetation.
2. adapted for use at sea: a marine barometer.
3. pertaining to navigation or shipping; nautical; maritime.
4. of or pertaining to marines.
n.
5. a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
6. one of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.
7. seagoing ships, esp. with reference to nationality or class.
8. a picture with a marine subject; seascape.
9. a department of naval affairs, as in France.
[1325–75; < Middle French marin < Latin marīnus of the sea]

ma·rine

(mə-rēn′)
Relating to or living in the sea: marine ecosystems; marine animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marine - a member of the United States Marine CorpsMarine - a member of the United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps, United States Marines, US Marine Corps, USMC - an amphibious division of the United States Navy
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
2.marine - a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
Adj.1.marine - of or relating to the seamarine - of or relating to the sea; "marine explorations"
2.marine - relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamenmarine - relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance"
3.marine - of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)marine - of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps); "marine barracks"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
4.marine - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
5.marine - native to or inhabiting the sea; "marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales"
aquatic - operating or living or growing in water; "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals"

marine

adjective nautical, sea, maritime, oceanic, naval, saltwater, seafaring, ocean-going, seagoing, pelagic, thalassic breeding grounds for marine life

marine

adjective
1. Of or relating to the seas or oceans:
2. Of or relating to sea navigation:
Translations
بَحْريجُنْدي بَحْري
mořskýnámořnívoják námořní pěchoty
flådenmarinersø-
rannikkojääkäri
morski
tengerészgyalogos
sjávar-sjóliîi
jūreivisjūrininkasjūrųjūrų pėstininkas
jūras-jūras kareivis
fuzileiro navalmarinhomarítimo
vojak námornej pechoty
deniz piyadesi/eridenize ait

marine

[məˈriːn]
A. N
1. (Mil) (= person) → infante m de marina
the Marines (Brit) → la infantería de marina (US) → los marines
tell that to the marines! (o.f.) → ¡a otro perro con ese hueso!
2. (= fleet) → marina f
the merchant or mercantile marinela marina mercante
B. ADJ
1. (= sea) [creature, plant, pollution] → marino
2. (= maritime) [law, warfare] → marítimo
C. CPD marine biologist Nbiólogo/a m/f marino/a
marine biology Nbiología f marina
Marine Corps N (US) → Infantería f de Marina
marine engineer Ningeniero/a m/f naval
marine engineering Ningeniería f naval
marine insurance Nseguro m marítimo
marine life Nvida f marina, flora y fauna f marina
marine science Nciencia f marina
marine scientist Ncientífico/a m/f marino/a

marine

[məˈriːn]
adj
[mammal, environment, research] → marin(e)
[insurance, transport] → maritime; [law] → maritime, de la mer
n
(British)fusilier m marin
(US)marine mmarine biologist nocéanographe mf biologistemarine biology nocéanographie f biologiquemarine engineer ningénieur(e) m/f du génie maritimemarine insurance nassurance f maritimemarine life nvie f marine

marine

adjMeeres-, See-; marine lifeMeeresfauna und -flora f; marine animalMeerestier nt; marine birdSeevogel m; marine plantMeerespflanze f; marine pollutionMeeresverschmutzung f; marine environmentMeeresumwelt f
n
(= fleet)Marine f
(= person)Marineinfanterist(in) m(f); the marinesdie Marineinfanterie pl, → die Marinetruppen pl; tell that to the marines! (Brit inf) → das kannst du mir nicht weismachen, das kannst du deiner Großmutter erzählen! (inf)

marine

:
marine biologist
nMeeresbiologe m, → Meeresbiologin f
marine biology
marine dumping
nVerklappung f
marine engineer
nMarineingenieur(in) m(f)
marine insurance
nSeeversicherung f

marine

[məˈriːn]
1. adj (animal, plant) → marino/a; (products) → del mare; (vegetation, forces) → marittimo/a; (engineering) → navale
2. n
a. merchant or mercantile marinemarina mercantile
b. (Mil) → fante m di marina (Am) → marine m inv
tell that to the marines! (fam) → va' a raccontarla a un altro!

marine

(məˈriːn) adjective
of the sea. marine animals; marine law.
noun
a soldier serving on board a ship. He has joined the marines.
mariner (ˈmӕrinə) noun
a sailor. a master mariner.
References in classic literature ?
An artist friend fitted her out with his castoff palettes, brushes, and colors, and she daubed away, producing pastoral and marine views such as were never seen on land or sea.
Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts--a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniment, though it may be,
The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
Behind the row of buildings thus curiously intermingled runs the one straggling street of the town, with its sturdy pilots' cottages, its mouldering marine store-houses, and its composite shops.
The little narrow, crooked town of Dover hid itself away from the beach, and ran its head into the chalk cliffs, like a marine ostrich.
His specialty, as a man of affairs, had been marine law; and his hobby was the collection of rare books and old English engravings.
An insular situation, and a powerful marine, guarding it in a great measure against the possibility of foreign invasion, supersede the necessity of a numerous army within the kingdom.
Compare the members of the three great departments of the thirteen States, excluding from the judiciary department the justices of peace, with the members of the corresponding departments of the single government of the Union; compare the militia officers of three millions of people with the military and marine officers of any establishment which is within the compass of probability, or, I may add, of possibility, and in this view alone, we may pronounce the advantage of the States to be decisive.
After examining one by one the different theories, rejecting all other suggestions, it becomes necessary to admit the existence of a marine animal of enormous power.
She had formerly been a mere mortal, but had been since raised to the rank of a marine goddess.
In such marine shore-talk as this is the name of a ship slowly established, her fame made for her, the tale of her qualities and of her defects kept, her idiosyncrasies commented upon with the zest of personal gossip, her achievements made much of, her faults glossed over as things that, being without remedy in our imperfect world, should not be dwelt upon too much by men who, with the help of ships, wrest out a bitter living from the rough grasp of the sea.
Me alone of the marine goddesses did he make subject to a mortal husband, Peleus son of Aeacus, and sorely against my will did I submit to the embraces of one who was but mortal, and who now stays at home worn out with age.