Meaning of MARINE in English

MARINE

[ mə'ri:n ]

■ adjective

1》 relating to or produced by the sea.

2》 relating to shipping or naval matters.

■ noun a member of a body of troops trained to serve on land or sea, in particular (in the UK) a member of the Royal Marines or (in the US) a member of the Marine Corps.

Phrases

tell that to the ~s a scornful expression of disbelief. [referring to the horse ~s , an imaginary corps of cavalrymen employed to serve as ~s (thus out of their element).]

Origin

ME: from OFr. marin , ~ , from L. marinus , from mare 'sea'.

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