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Other Marine Definition

[n] a member of the United States Marine Corps
[adj] native to or inhabiting the sea; "marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales"; "saltwater fish"
[adj] of or relating to the sea; "marine explorations"
[adj] of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps); "marine barracks"
[adj] relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine insurance"

Misc. Definitions

\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.
2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits. {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.]
\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.
2. The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.
3. A picture representing some marine subject. {Tell that to the marines}, an expression of disbelief, the marines being regarded by sailors as credulous. [Colloq.]

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