Sea meaning

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A large body of salt water wholly or partly enclosed by land.

The Red Sea, Irish Sea.

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The continuous body of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface; ocean.
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Something that suggests the ocean in its overwhelming sweep or vastness.

A sea of controversy.

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Seafaring as a way of life.
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A large body of fresh water.

The Sea of Galilee.

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Of, connected with, or for use at sea.
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The continuous body of salt water that covers most of the Earth's surface.
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A heavy swell or wave.
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A heavy wave.
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Something like or suggesting the sea in extent or vastness; very great amount or number.

Lost in a sea of debt.

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The continuous body of salt water covering most of the earth's surface, especially this body regarded as a geophysical entity distinct from earth and sky.
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Sea is the salt water covering the Earth or a large body of salt water which is partially enclosed by land.

An example of the sea are the oceans of the world.

An example of a sea is the Baltic Sea.

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The state of the surface of the ocean with regard to waves or swells.

A calm sea.

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A region of water within an ocean and partly enclosed by land, such as the North Sea.
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A large body of either fresh or salt water that is completely enclosed by land, such as the Caspian Sea.
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A mare.
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(countable, uncountable) A large body of salty water. (Major seas are known as oceans.)
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(figuratively) A large number or quantity; a vast amount.

A sea of faces stared back at the singer.

With no power for the electric lights, the house was a sea of darkness.

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Southeast Asia.
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A lunar mare.
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at sea
  • On the sea, especially on a sea voyage.
  • In a state of confusion or perplexity; at a loss.
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at sea
  • On the open sea.
  • Uncertain; bewildered.
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go to sea
  • To become a sailor.
  • To go on a voyage.
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put (out) to sea
  • To sail away from land.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

put (out) to sea

Origin of sea

  • Middle English see from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English see, from Old English sÇ£ (“sea, lake"), from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz (compare West Frisian see, Dutch zee, German See), probably from Proto-Indo-European *shâ‚‚ei-u̯o- 'to be fierce, afflict' (compare Latin saevus (“wild, fierce"), Tocharian saiwe (“itch"), Latvian sievs, sÄ«vs (“sharp, biting")). More to sore.

    From Wiktionary