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Meaning of marine

ma•rine

Pronunciation: (mu-rēn'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining 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.
—n.
  1. a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
  2. one of a class of naval troops serving both on shipboard and on land.
  3. seagoing ships collectively, esp. with reference to nationality or class; shipping in general.
  4. a picture with a marine subject; seascape.
  5. naval affairs, or the department of a government, as in France, having to do with such affairs.
  6. an empty bottle of beer or spirits.
  7. orI don't believe your story; I refuse to be fooled.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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