marine


marine
marine adj
1 oceanic, thalassic, neritic, pelagic, abyssal, *aquatic, lacustrine, fluvial, fluviatile
2 Marine, maritime, nautical, naval are not closely synonymous terms but they are so interrelated that they are sometimes a cause of confusion. Marine and maritime both imply a connection with the sea.
Marine is the appropriate term when what is qualified is produced by or is found in the sea or in a body of salt water (for this sense see AQUATIC) or is intended for use at sea
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marine barometer

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marine chronometer

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or deals with the sea or with vessels that ply the sea or other large bodies of water
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marine painting

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marine engineers

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Marine is sometimes used also when there is an actual or implied reference to seamen
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at that time the Marine Board examinations took place at the St. Katherine's Dock House on Tower Hill— Conrad

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the marine hospital system long maintained by the United States for the care of sick and disabled merchant seamen

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and the term commonly applies to soldiers who serve at sea
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the Marine Corps

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Maritime is the appropriate term when the reference is to countries, climates, or peoples on the borders of a sea
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the Maritime Provinces of Canada are on its eastern coast

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maritime races

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or to the navigation of or commerce on the seas
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maritime pursuits such as fishing or whaling

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maritime laws

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maritime perils

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in the whole of British genius ... I have estimated the maritime ancestry as 1.9, less than any other class— Ellis

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But maritime and marine are sometimes used interchangeably, especially in reference to law and insurance. Nautical and naval, on the other hand, imply a connection with ships and shipping, and therefore only indirectly with the sea.
Nautical, however, is the usual term in applications where a relationship to sailors or seamen or the sailing of ships or boats is distinctly implied
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nautical pursuits such as yachting

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nautical skill

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a man of nautical interests is never satisfied until he owns some sort of boat

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nautical clothes

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no one rows, very few sail. . .; Brighton ... is the least nautical of seaside places— Jefferies

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Nautical is usually the preferred term when reference to the art or profession of navigation is implied
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nautical charts

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nautical tables

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nautical astronomy

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a nautical mile

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Naval usually implies reference to a navy as distinguished from a merchant marine and as composed not only of ships, but of men, supplies, and armaments; at times, only from the context can a reader be sure whether ship or naval force is referred to
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naval stores

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a naval architect

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a naval engagement

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he belongs to the naval reserve

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