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Marine \Ma*rine"\, n. [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See {Marine}, a.]
     1. A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specifically: A member of the United States Marine Corps, or a similar foreign military force. [PJC]

     3. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine. [1913 Webster]

     4. A picture representing some marine subject. [1913 Webster]

     {Tell that to the marines}, an expression of disbelief, the marines being regarded by sailors as credulous. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Marine \Ma*rine"\, a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits. [1913 Webster]

     {Marine acid} (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.]

     {Marine barometer}. See under {Barometer}.

     {Marine corps}, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines.

     {Marine engine} (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a vessel.

     {Marine glue}. See under {Glue}.

     {Marine insurance}, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.

     {Marine interest}, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.

     {Marine law}. See under {Law}.

     {Marine league}, three geographical miles.

     {Marine metal}, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. --Mc Elrath.

     {Marine soap}, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.


     {Marine store}, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "marine":
     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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