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MARINE, adjective [Latin marinus, from mare, the sea.]

1. Pertaining to the sea; as marine productions or bodies; marine shells.

2. Transacted at sea; done on the ocean; as a marine engagement.

3. Doing duty on the sea; as a marine officer; marine forces.

MARINE, noun A soldier that serves on board of a ship in naval engagements. In the plural, marines, a body of troops trained to do military service on board of ships.

1. The whole navy of a kingdom or state.

2. The whole economy of naval affairs, comprehending the building, rigging, equipping, navigating and management of ships of war in engagements.