compose a branch of a country's navy
, often designated a corps rather than a service. Marines are naval infantry
, specialising in fighting on ships and conducting amphibious assaults.
Note that some countries do not differentiate branches of their armed forces, as Israeli Defense Forces, Canadian Armed Forces.
The Deutsche Marine
is the modern German
The Royal Netherlands Navy is called Koninklijke Marine in Dutch, not to be confused with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (also called Dutch Marine Corps, in Dutch Korps Mariniers), which is part of it.
Marine is also a general term for things relating to the ocean, as with Marine biology, Marine geology, etc.
Marines is also the name of a commune in the département of Val d'Oise, France.