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Definition of "marine" []

  • Of or relating to the sea: marine exploration. (adjective)
  • Native to, inhabiting, or formed by the sea: marine animals. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to shipping or maritime affairs. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to sea navigation; nautical: a marine chart. See Synonyms at nautical. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to troops that serve at sea as well as on land, specifically the U.S. Marine Corps. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marine" in a sentence
  • "The words she attributed to the marine is the tired, hackneyed Republican talking points she kept repeating ad nauseum during her campaign."
  • "That's what we call the marine layer, a very shallow layer of some very moist air."
  • "In response to declines in ocean health, and increasing pressures on coastal and marine resources, many nations, including the United States, are increasingly turning to what we call marine protected areas to help save their most valued coastal habitats."