1. [syn: nautical, maritime, marine]
2. bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the sea;
- Example: "a maritime province"
- Example: "maritime farmers"
- Example: "maritime cultures"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maritime \Mar"i*time\ (m[a^]r"[i^]*t[imac]m, formerly
m[a^]r"[i^]*t[i^]m; 277), a. [L. maritimus, fr. mare the sea:
cf. F. maritime. See Mere a pool.]
1. Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with
the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and
commerce or a navy; as, maritime states. "A maritime
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to
navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce
by sea. "Maritime service." --Sir H. Wotton.
Maritime law. See Law.
Maritime loan, a loan secured by bottomry or respodentia
Martime nations, nations having seaports, and using the sea
more or less for war or commerce.
[1913 Webster] Maritime provinces
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation
or seamen; "nautical charts"; "maritime law"; "marine
insurance" [syn: nautical, maritime, marine]
2: bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the
sea; "a maritime province"; "maritime farmers"; "maritime
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "maritime":
bathymetric, bathyorographical, deep-sea, hydrographic, marine,
nautical, naval, navigational, ocean-going, oceanic, oceanographic,
pelagic, salty, seafaring, seamanlike, seamanly, terriginous,