1795–1805; < Italian, Spanish, noun use of feminine of marino < Latin marīnus marine Unabridged


a town in W California.
a female given name. Unabridged
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marina (məˈriːnə)
an elaborate docking facility for pleasure boats
[C19: via Italian and Spanish from Latin: marine]

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Word Origin & History

1805, "a promenade by the sea," from Sp. or It. marina "shore, coast," from L. marinus (see marine). Meaning "dock or basin with moorings for yachts and small craft" is 1935, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences for Marina
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.
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