marine Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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   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   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
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More