I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin marinus, from mare sea; akin to Old English mere sea, pool, Old High German meri sea, Old Church Slavic morje Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to the sea <
marine life
marine biology
b. of or relating to the navigation of the sea ; nautical <
a marine chart
c. of or relating to the commerce of the sea ; maritime <
marine law
d. depicting the sea, seashore, or ships <
a marine painter
2. of or relating to marines <
marine barracks
II. noun Date: 1669 1. a. the mercantile and naval shipping of a country b. seagoing ships especially in relation to nationality or class 2. one of a class of soldiers serving on shipboard or in close association with a naval force; specifically a member of the United States Marine Corps 3. an executive department (as in France) having charge of naval affairs 4. a marine picture ; seascape

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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