AskDefine | Define marine

Dictionary Definition

marine adj
1 of or relating to the sea; "marine explorations"
2 relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance" [syn: nautical, maritime]
3 of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps); "marine barracks"
4 native to or inhabiting the sea; "marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales" n : a member of the United States Marine Corps [syn: devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier]

User Contributed Dictionary



marine, from marinus, derived from mare.



  1. Of, or pertaining to, the sea (marine biology, marine insurance.)


of or pertaining to the sea


  1. A member of a marine corps.


member of the marine corps

See also



  1. feminine of marin


  1. marine




  1. Plural of marina

Extensive Definition

Marine or Marines may refer to:



  • Marine (book), a book about the United States Marine Corps written by Tom Clancy in 1996
  • The Marine, a film
  • Marine FC, an English football team from Merseyside
  • Space Marine, in science fiction, a soldier who serves aboard a spacecraft and/or who is trained to fight in space or in planetary attacks
  • Marine the Raccoon, a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games

Other uses

marine in Danish: Marine (flertydig)
marine in Spanish: Marine
marine in French: Marine
marine in Italian: Marine
marine in Japanese: マリン
marine in Simple English: Marine

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Naval Construction Battalion, Naval Reservist, RN, Royal Marine, Royal Navy, Seabee, Seabees, USN, United States Navy, abyssal, aquatic, argosy, armada, bathyal, bathybic, bathymetric, bathyorographical, bathysmal, benthic, bluejacket, boot, cadet, coast guard, deep-sea, division, escadrille, fleet, flotilla, fluvial, fluviatile, frogman, gob, horse marine, hydrographic, jolly, lacustrine, maritime, merchant fleet, merchant marine, merchant navy, midshipman, midshipmite, mosquito fleet, nautical, naval, naval cadet, naval forces, naval militia, naval reserve, navigational, navy, navy man, ocean-going, oceanic, oceanographic, pelagic, salty, sea, seafaring, seagoing, seamanlike, seamanly, squadron, swabbie, task force, task group, terriginous, thalassic, water-borne
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