marine Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “marine” in the English Dictionary

"marine" in British English

See all translations

marineadjective [before noun]

uk   /məˈriːn/  us   /məˈriːn/
related to the ​sea or ​seatransport: The ​oilslickseriouslythreatens marine life around the ​islands. Marine biologists are ​concerned about the ​effects of ​untreatedsewage that is ​flowing into ​coastalwaters. One ​plane, a marine F18, was ​lost in the ​raid. The Central ​harbourarea will be ​closed to all marine ​traffic from 3.45 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
See also

marinenoun [C]

uk   /məˈriːn/  us   /məˈriːn/
a ​soldier who ​worksclosely with the ​navy and is ​trainedespecially for ​militaryoperations on ​land that ​begin from the ​sea
(Definition of marine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marine" in American English

See all translations

marineadjective [not gradable]

 us   /məˈrin/
of or near the ​sea: a marine ​biologist The ​oilslick threatened marine ​life around the ​islands.

Marinenoun [C]

 us   /məˈrin/
a ​member of the ​UnitedStates Marine Corps, a ​part of the US ​militaryforces that consists of ​soldiers who ​operate on ​land and ​sea
(Definition of marine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"marine" in Business English

See all translations

marineadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /məˈriːn/
TRANSPORT related to the sea or sea ​transport: The ​oilslick seriously threatens marine ​life around the islands. Over the ​years we have been rather shortsighted about ​protecting our marine ​environment. a marine ​engineer/biologist/ecologist
Compare
(Definition of marine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “marine”
in Spanish marino, marítimo…
in Vietnamese thuộc biển…
in Malaysian marin…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับทะเล…
in French marin…
in German Meer-…, See-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 海(洋)的, 航海的, 海运的…
in Turkish denize ait, denizden…
in Russian морской…
in Indonesian laut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海(洋)的, 航海的, 海運的…
in Polish morski…
What is the pronunciation of marine?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“marine” in British English

“marine” in American English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More