Definition of maritime in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmarɪtʌɪm/


1Connected with the sea, especially in relation to seaborne trade or naval matters: a maritime museum maritime law
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  • The change which has taken place in relation to matters maritime is also of similar magnitude.
  • The hour-long ceremony alongside Southsea Naval War Memorial is intended to honour 9,000 maritime veterans of all nations.
  • It needs to understand that nearly the entire income of the federal government in the early decades of the republic derived from tariffs on maritime trade.
naval, marine, nautical, seafaring, seagoing, sea, ocean-going
1.1Living or found in or near the sea: dolphins and other maritime mammals
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  • This species lives exclusively in or near sandy soils within coastal dune and scrub communities and maritime chaparral.
coastal, seaside, littoral
1.2Bordering on the sea: two species of Diptera occur in the maritime Antarctic
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  • The coastal maritime region is filled with mangrove swamps and alluvial plains that support palm trees.
  • An acceptable balance of interests between maritime states and coastal states appears to have been achieved.
1.3(Of climate) moist and temperate owing to the influence of the sea: native and exotic plants flourish in the mild maritime climate on the Lleyn Peninsula
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  • Research has shown that ryegrasses grow throughout the year in a temperate maritime climate.
  • The temperate maritime climate, with warm summers and cool, wet winters, becomes more extreme towards the south and east.
  • These treatments were chosen as typical of spring temperatures in a temperate, maritime climate, such as that prevailing in Aberystwyth, UK.


Mid 16th century: from Latin maritimus, from mare 'sea'.

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