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maritime

[mar-i-tahym] /ˈmær ɪˌtaɪm/
adjective
1.
connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc.
2.
of or relating to the sea:
maritime resources.
3.
bordering on the sea:
maritime provinces.
4.
living near or in the sea:
maritime plants.
5.
characteristic of a sailor; nautical:
maritime clothing.
Origin of maritime
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin maritimus pertaining to the sea, equivalent to mari- (stem of mare sea) + -timus adj. suffix
Related forms
nonmaritime, adjective
unmaritime, adjective

Maritime Provinces

plural noun
1.
the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
Also called Maritimes.
Related forms
Maritimer, noun
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maritime

/ˈmærɪˌtaɪm/
adjective
1.
of or relating to navigation, shipping, etc; seafaring
2.
of, relating to, near, or living near the sea
3.
(of a climate) having small temperature differences between summer and winter; equable
Word Origin
C16: from Latin maritimus from mare sea

Maritime Provinces

plural noun
1.
the Maritime Provinces, another name for the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, but often excluding Newfoundland and Labrador
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Word Origin and History for maritime
adj.

1540s, "of or pertaining to the sea," from Middle French maritime (16c.) or directly from Latin maritimus "of the sea, near the sea," from mare (genitive maris) "sea" (see mere (n.)) + Latin ending -timus, originally a superlative suffix (cf. intimus "inmost," ultimus "last"), here denoting "close association with." Maritimes "seacoast regions of a country" is from 1590s; specifically of the southeasternmost provinces of Canada by 1926.

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Maritime Provinces definition


The collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

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