Adjective "marine" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or found in the sea.
  1. 'marine biology'
  2. 'Forests are still being cut down, marine life is being destroyed.'
  3. 'Rock lobster, crab and oysters add to the spread of commercial marine species.'
  4. 'Perhaps, appropriately, his Swedish girlfriend, Boel, is a marine biologist.'
  5. 'Whale Study Week includes boat trips as well as classes in whale biology and general marine ecology.'
  6. 'He determined the way oil blocks out light has a more harmful effect on marine plants than ingestion of the oil itself.'
  7. 'It also damages plants and animals, including the plankton that sustains the marine food chain.'
  8. 'They have an important role in maintaining a balance of marine life on the reef but they do not build structures.'
  9. 'In fact, haddock look positively ferocious compared to these innocuous marine travelers.'
  10. 'Tom's marine biology degree shows in his concern for the environment.'
  11. 'The coursework for my degree in marine biology taught me that we know very little about the sea, especially the life in it.'
  12. 'What the marine trades must develop, along with the schools, is an apprenticeship program.'
  13. 'As almost everyone knows, Trinidad is the place to have marine parts shipped in.'
  14. 'The data should prove to be a gold mine to boating groups, government agencies and the marine industry.'
  15. 'She plays Silly, a Nova Scotian seasprite of girl who is the subject of a marine tragedy of, er, Titanic proportions.'
  16. 'Marina Hemingway was established there but the campaign to promote marine tourism had just begun.'
  17. 'It is important to note that most marine companies are dedicated to building safe and reliable products.'
  18. 'He was a marine engineer, a world traveler, and it was from him that I acquired some of my wanderlust.'
  19. 'In the case of a marine engineer, the highest post is that of a Chief Engineer.'
  20. 'Other applications have included beacons for emergency services vehicles and marine navigation lights.'
  21. 'The same procedure is used when placing calls via the marine operator to shoreside telephones.'
  22. 'marine painters'
  23. 'Close to his home was a little shop owned by a marine painter, Mr. Eugene Boudin.'
  24. 'But today he is known as one of the finest living marine artists in the world.'
  25. 'With Turner, however, his marine paintings - a third of his output - are the key to his entire oeuvre.'
  26. 'The market leaders in marine painting had moved to London.'


A member of a body of troops trained to serve on land or sea, in particular (in the UK) a member of the Royal Marines or (in the US) a member of the Marine Corps.
  1. 'At certain junctures, you're given marines under your command to carry out your mission.'
  2. 'Could they have been reacting like that to news of a strategic redeployment of US marines?'
  3. 'Members of the marines have not always been appreciated by the sailors who served alongside them.'
  4. 'The army and the marines have witnessed a similar rise in the number of applicants.'
  5. 'The marines ' assault echelon had three hours to offload before tidefall threatened to beach their ships.'
  6. 'Yet protesters at Shannon witnessed hundreds of marines in Desert camouflage gear.'
  7. 'American marines defeated Iraqi forces in a battle on the outskirts of Basra.'
  8. 'Men who are recently out of the army or marines are favored to play hostile gunmen.'
  9. 'The marines had been hastily deployed to evacuate British nationals from the anarchy.'
  10. 'The marines were the first combat troops ashore in Vietnam, the first to die in that confusing war.'


1. of or relating to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea: marine vegetation.

2. pertaining to navigation or shipping; nautical; naval; maritime.

3. serving on shipboard, as soldiers.

4. of or belonging to the marines.

5. adapted for use at sea: a marine barometer. noun

6. a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

7. one of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.

8. seagoing ships collectively, especially with reference to nationality or class; shipp

More examples(as adjective)

"formulae can be marine by cents."

"barrels can be marine in tenders."

"lives can be marine."

"insurances can be marine."

"corpses can be marine."

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Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘seashore’): from Old French marin, marine, from Latin marinus, from mare ‘sea’.


dead marine
tell that to the marines