Meaning of MARINE in English

MARINE

I. mə-ˈrēn 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.