marina

noun
ma·​ri·​na | \ mə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce marina (audio) \

Definition of marina

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a dock or basin providing secure moorings for pleasure boats and often offering supply, repair, and other facilities

Marina

geographical name
Ma·​ri·​na | \ mə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce Marina (audio) \

Definition of Marina (Entry 2 of 2)

city on Monterey Bay in western California population 19,718

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Marina comes straight from Latin, where it means simply "of the sea". At a modern marina, sailors can acquire whatever they need for their next excursion, or they can tie up their boats until the next weekend comes along. Some even imitate John D. MacDonald's famous detective hero Travis McGee, who lives on his boat in Miami and rarely leaves the marina.

Examples of marina in a Sentence

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Albert Borroto said firefighters were called to the marina in the 700 block of North Federal Highway at 11:18 a.m. First arriving firefighters reported a 32-foot cabin cruiser with a fire in the inboard engine compartment. Jon O'neill, sun-sentinel.com, "One injured in Lantana boat blaze," 4 July 2019 Drive through any marina on the weekend and these pricey trucks from all brands are lined up with big boat trailers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "$74,000 Ford F-150? Dearborn’s best, but love is blind," 22 June 2019 The lake: Directly in front of the house, the rental comes with a sandy beach, barbecue area, 200-foot pier, and access to the nearby marina. Megan Barber, Curbed, "7 serene lake houses you can rent right now," 14 June 2019 Even after the Philadelphia Airport gobbled up a big chunk of Tinicum, the Lazaretto marina continued to operate until the property was sold to the parking lot operator in 2001. Inga Saffron, https://www.inquirer.com, "This building on the Delaware River saved immigrant lives for 95 years. Now it’s been rescued by Tinicum Twp. | Inga Saffron," 4 June 2019 The geological formation, known locally as Lone Rock Point, helps define Burlington’s waterfront by marking the northern boundary of the bay that includes the waterfront park, public beach, pedestrian path, ferry docks and marinas. USA TODAY, "Painting over history, saving cats’ claws, angry birds: News from around our 50 states," 5 June 2019 Officials gathered on a steamy morning to unveil the new marina and docks on Bayou Bonfouca at Heritage Park. Bob Warren, NOLA.com, "Slidell Superfund site becomes marina with snip of ribbon - and years of work," 18 May 2018 Yerba Buena Island, the rocky outcropping that rises from the bay next to Treasure Island, is home to a Coast Guard station, a marina, 145 species of plants and 21 types of birds. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "Development on SF’s Yerba Buena Island an early step in Treasure Island project," 12 June 2019 The club shut down during World War I. In 1917, the Lazaretto was established as a seaplane base and marina, first by a private owner, and then by the U.S. Army. Inga Saffron, https://www.inquirer.com, "This building on the Delaware River saved immigrant lives for 95 years. Now it’s been rescued by Tinicum Twp. | Inga Saffron," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of marina

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marina

Noun

Italian & Spanish, seashore, from feminine of marino, adjective, marine, from Latin marinus

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marina

noun

English Language Learners Definition of marina

: an area of water where privately owned boats (such as yachts) are kept

marina

noun
ma·​ri·​na | \ mə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce marina (audio) \

Kids Definition of marina

: a dock or basin providing a place to anchor motorboats and yachts

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