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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 pertaining 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
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
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Examples for maritime
  • For all its promise, the new continental perspective does not negate the maritime one, and sometimes reinforces it.
  • Ship models, whaling equipment, and other maritime artifacts fill the museum near the monument's base.
  • His lack of any real discovery is perplexing in a book that purports to be about a veritable maritime treasure hunt.
  • Grounds include nature trails winding through lush maritime forest.
  • The treaty is certainly not going to solve all the troubles afflicting the oceans, nor settle all the world's maritime disputes.
  • Their findings are helping and rechart maritime routes essential for the delivery of relief supplies.
  • maritime and air navigation regulations require use of these up-to-date charts and tables.
  • So the sea service is looking to unmanned vehicles as a way to keep its maritime dominance in the years to come.
  • Amateur and professional maritime archaeologists will find items of interest on this site.
  • One of the maritime changes after this disaster, which you can still see in the mandatory lifeboat drill on today's cruise ships.
British Dictionary definitions for maritime

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
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Word Origin and History for maritime
maritime
1550, from M.Fr. maritime, from L. maritimus "of the sea," from mare (gen. maris) "sea" + L. ending -timus, originally a superl. suffix (cf. intimus "inmost," ultimus "last"), here denoting "close association with."
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