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marina

[muh-ree-nuh] /məˈri nə/
noun
1.
a boat basin offering dockage and other service for small craft.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Italian, Spanish, noun use of feminine of marino < Latin marīnus marine

Marina

[muh-ree-nuh] /məˈri nə/
noun
1.
a town in W California.
2.
a female given name.
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  • marina berth used to allow the owners of leisure craft on and off their boats.
  • marina expresses contempt of his hypocritical insinuations and demands he leave.
  • The pretender agrees not to part from him if he will only allow him to see marina.
British Dictionary definitions for marina

marina

/məˈriːnə/
noun
1.
an elaborate docking facility for pleasure boats
Word Origin
C19: via Italian and Spanish from Latin: marine
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Word Origin and History for marina
n.

1805, "a promenade by the sea," from Spanish or Italian marina "shore, coast," from Latin marinus (see marine (adj.)). Meaning "dock or basin with moorings for yachts and small craft" is 1935, American English.

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