Meaning of MARINE in English

MARINE

/ məˈriːn; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective [ only before noun ]

1.

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)

2.

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

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WORD ORIGIN

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.