Ma*rine" (?), a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]


Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.

2. Geol.

Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.

Marine acid Chem., hydrochloric acid. [Obs.] -- Marine barometer. See under Barometer. -- Marine corps, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines.<-- officially part of the navy, but now considered one of the four branches of the armed forces in the US --> -- Marine engine Mech., a steam engine for propelling a vessel. -- Marine glue. See under Glue. -- Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry. -- Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds. -- Marine law. See under Law. -- Marine league, three geographical miles. -- Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. Mc Elrath. -- Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard. -- Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.]


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Ma*rine", n. [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.]


A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.

<-- a member of the marine corps -->


The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.


A picture representing some marine subject.

Tell that to the marines, an expression of disbelief, the marines being regarded by sailors as credulous. [Colloq.]


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