(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to the sea

- marine explorations

2. relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

- marine insurance

Similar word(s): maritime, nautical

3. of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)

- marine barracks

4. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea

Similar word(s): oceangoing, seafaring, seagoing, oceanic, offshore, oversea, overseas, subocean, suboceanic

5. native to or inhabiting the sea

- marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales

Similar word(s): aquatic


1. a member of the United States Marine Corps

Similar word(s): leatherneck

Definition categories: person, man, serviceman

2. a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land

Definition categories: person, soldier

Sentences with marine as a noun:

- He was a marine in World War II.

- He fought with the Marines in World War II.