- 1Of, found in, or produced by the sea: marine plants marine biologyMore example sentences
- After a period of teaching, he arrived in Wales in 1959 to study marine biology and bio-chemistry.
- That included studying marine biology at university and even becoming an actor for a few years, which established his love of the theatre.
- Whale Study Week includes boat trips as well as classes in whale biology and general marine ecology.
- 1.1Of or relating to shipping or naval matters: marine insuranceMore example sentences
- No one was injured and there just happened to be a qualified marine repairman on the dock when we put the boat into its slip.
- As almost everyone knows, Trinidad is the place to have marine parts shipped in.
- The same procedure is used when placing calls via the marine operator to shoreside telephones.
- 1.2(Of artists or painting) depicting scenes at sea: marine paintersMore example sentences
- With Turner, however, his marine paintings - a third of his output - are the key to his entire oeuvre.
- He served as a naval officer in the First World War and by 1945 was the best-known marine artist in Britain.
- But today he is known as one of the finest living marine artists in the world.
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- A member of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea, in particular a member of the US Marine Corps.More example sentences
- Men who are recently out of the army or marines are favored to play hostile gunmen.
- Seven other marines from 3 Commando Brigade and four American soldiers also died.
- I went to live with my aunt's dad, who was a drill sergeant in the marines, and he tried to turn me into a soldier.
Middle English (as a noun in the sense 'seashore'): from Old French marin, marine, from Latin marinus, from mare 'sea'.