marine

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'marine', 'Marine': /məˈriːn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/məˈrin/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mə rēn)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ma•rine /məˈrin/USA pronunciation   adj. [before a noun]
  1. Ecologyof or relating to the sea:marine vegetation.
  2. Nauticalof or relating to shipping by sea.

n. [countable;  sometimes: Marine]
  1. Militarya member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ma•rine  (mə rēn),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Ecologyof or pertaining to the sea;
    existing in or produced by the sea:marine vegetation.
  2. Nauticalpertaining to navigation or shipping;
    nautical;
    naval;
    maritime.
  3. Nauticalserving on shipboard, as soldiers.
  4. of or belonging to the marines.
  5. adapted for use at sea:a marine barometer.

n. 
  1. Militarya member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
  2. Nautical, Militaryone of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.
  3. Nauticalseagoing ships collectively, esp. with reference to nationality or class;
    shipping in general.
  4. a picture with a marine subject;
    seascape.
  5. Militarynaval affairs, or the department of a government, as in France, having to do with such affairs.
  6. Idiomsdead marine, [Australian Slang.]an empty bottle of beer or spirits.
  7. Idiomstell it or  that to the marines! I don't believe your story;
    I refuse to be fooled.
  • Latin marīnus of the sea, derivative of mare sea; see -ine1
  • Middle French marin (feminine marine)
  • Middle English maryne 1325–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
marine /məˈriːn/ adj (usually prenominal)
  1. of, found in, or relating to the sea
  2. of or relating to shipping, navigation, etc
  3. of or relating to a body of seagoing troops: marine corps
  4. of or relating to a government department concerned with maritime affairs
  5. used or adapted for use at sea
n
  1. shipping and navigation in general
  2. (capital when part of a name) a member of a marine corps or similar body
  3. a picture of a ship, seascape, etc
  4. tell it to the marinesinformal an expression of disbelief
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French marin, from Latin marīnus, from mare sea
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