Meaning of MARINE in English


adj. & n.


1. of, found in, or produced by the sea.

2 a of or relating to shipping or naval matters (marine insurance). b for use at sea.


1. a country's shipping, fleet, or navy (mercantile marine; merchant marine).

2 a member of a body of troops trained to serve on land or sea.

3 a picture of a scene at sea.

Phrases and idioms:

marine stores new or old ships' material etc. sold as merchandise. marine trumpet a large single-stringed viol with a trumpet-like tone. tell that to the marines (or horse marines) colloq. an expression of disbelief.

Etymology: ME f. OF marin marine f. L marinus f. mare sea

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.