Meaning of MARINE in English


/ məˈriːn; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective [ only before noun ]


connected with the sea and the creatures and plants that live there :

marine life

a marine biologist (= a scientist who studies life in the sea)


connected with ships or trade at sea

■ noun

a soldier who is trained to serve on land or at sea, especially one in the US Marine Corps or the British Royal Marines



Middle English (as a noun in the sense seashore ): from Old French marin , marine , from Latin marinus , from mare sea.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.