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Definitions of marine

  1. a member of the United States Marine Corps
  2. relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; " nautical charts"; " maritime law"; " marine insurance"
  3. of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea ( specifically the U. S. Marine Corps); " marine barracks"
  4. native to or inhabiting the sea; " marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales"
  5. 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.
  6. Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.
  7. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.
  8. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.
  9. A picture representing some marine subject.
  10. Pertaining to, living in, or formed by, the sea; relating to commerce at sea; near the sea; relating to commerce at sea; near the sea; used at sea.
  11. Shipping.
  12. Of or belonging to the sea: done at sea: representing the sea: near the sea.
  13. A soldier serving on shipboard: the whole navy of a country or state: naval affairs.
  14. Pertaining to the sea.
  15. Soldier serving on shipboard, navy or shipping of a country.
  16. Pertaining to the sea; oceanic.
  17. A soldier serving on a war vessel.
  18. Pertaining to the sea; living or found in the sea; for use at sea; near the sea.
  19. Of or pert. to the sea; near or in view of the sea; representing the sea; naval.
  20. A soldier who serves on shipboard; the navy or collective shipping of a kingdom or state; naval affairs or interests in general.

Usage examples for marine

  1. The most skilful generals, numerous armies accustomed to victory, a formidable marine, and the golden tribute from the West Indies, which now first began to come in regularly and certainly- what terrible instruments were these in the firm and steady hand of a talented prince Under such auspicious stars did King Philip commence his reign. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  2. There is reason to believe, however, that this is not literally true, and that aided by the supplies furnished by the English, they are making extraordinary efforts to re- establish their marine. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. Premier of New Brunswick, 1865. Called to the Senate, 1867. Entered the government of Sir John A. Macdonald as minister of marine and fisheries, 1867. Resigned from the Senate, 1874, and elected to the House of Commons. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  4. One day in Paris I met Admiral LeCaze, the Minister of Marine, in his office in the Admiralty. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  5. You could almost see it over there to the left,- some of them, I think, said " off on the port bow," because you know when you get mixed up in these marine disasters, you soon catch the atmosphere of the thing. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  6. How much she really learned, is doubtful; yet as little things do touch and link themselves with great things, it may be that the old Marine Dictionary in Mrs. Delancy's library played a not insignificant part in the fortunes of Dolly Copley. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  7. It is, generally speaking, only the young and the smaller species that approach the coasts, where they find a greater supply of those marine animals which form their food. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  8. Some fish are said to be poisonous only when they have fed on certain marine plants. – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  9. A marine animal- first mate of a ship. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  10. And when the marine at the gate of the yard shifted his gun and challenged me, it was so like old times that I could have fallen on his neck and hugged him. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  11. The 'rule of the road' on the river is not settled quite as hard and fast as on land, or in marine navigation; but certain general principles are recognised by all rowing men of experience, for the sake of mutual safety. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  12. After that, he had entered the captain's room to consult a marine chart; then he had returned to the town in the same small boat which had brought him on board. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  13. Thus having spoken, she turned round from her son, and being turned, addressed her marine sisters: " Enter ye now the broad bosom of the deep, about to behold the marine old man, and the mansions of my sire, and tell him all things; but I go to lofty Olympus, to Vulcan, the skilful artist, to try if he is willing to give my son illustrious, glittering armour." – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  14. Because of the surface temperature extremes, the marine life is the most highly developed. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  15. Ducos, his Minister of Marine, assured him that it was ready. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  16. No one excepting the marine Suffet might enter the admiral's house. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  17. At that time great progress had been made in the manufacture of marine engines. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  18. Numerous roads and railroads were started, all parts of the country were connected by telegraph, and the merchant marine grew to be one of the largest in the world. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  19. Some of the beds of the marine or middle series reach a height of 2470 feet above the sea. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
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