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Marine


Marine is an umbrella term. As an adjective it is usually applicable to things relating to the sea or ocean, such as marine biology, marine ecology and marine geology. In scientific contexts, the term almost always refers exclusively to saltwater environments, although in other contexts (e.g., engineering) it may refer to any (usually navigable) body of water.

Marine or marines may also refer to:

Military / seafarers

  • Marine (military), a member of the military in an infantry or amphibious force under the authority of a navy, or in several cases, of an independent amphibious force
  • a term for a navy, uncommon in English, but common in other languages
  • Merchant marine, a collective term for all of the merchant ships, shipping companies, and merchant mariners, usually of a particular country; also known in British usage as the Merchant Navy
  • Marine, the navy of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)

Places

Arts and entertainment

  • Marine art, the depiction of the sea in art
  • Marine (book), a book about the United States Marine Corps written by Tom Clancy in 1996
  • The Marine, a film
  • Marine F.C., an English football team from Merseyside
  • Chiba Lotte Marines, a Japanese professional baseball team
  • Space Marine, in science fiction, a soldier who serves aboard a spacecraft and/or who is trained to fight in space or in planetary attacks
  • Marine, a Terran ground unit in the Starcraft series.
  • Marine the Raccoon, an extra-dimensional character first appearing in Sonic Rush Adventure
  • "The Marines", an episode of the Adult Swim animated television series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

People

People named Marine

People named Mariné

People named Marines

  • Adriana Marines (1992-1997), a Mexican-American girl in Texas whose murder sparked a major outcry

Other uses

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