[mar-i-tahym] /ˈmær ɪˌtaɪm/

connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc.
of or relating to the sea:
maritime resources.
bordering on the sea:
maritime provinces.
living near or in the sea:
maritime plants.
characteristic of a sailor; nautical:
maritime clothing.
plural noun
the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
of or relating to navigation, shipping, etc; seafaring
of, relating to, near, or living near the sea
(of a climate) having small temperature differences between summer and winter; equable
plural noun
the Maritime Provinces, another name for the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, but often excluding Newfoundland and Labrador

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.

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


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