Sea Definition

seas
noun
seas
The continuous body of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface; ocean.
Webster's New World
A tract of water within an ocean.
American Heritage
A large body of salt water wholly or partly enclosed by land.
The Red Sea, Irish Sea.
Webster's New World
A large body of fresh water.
The Sea of Galilee.
Webster's New World
The state of the surface of the ocean with regard to waves or swells.
A calm sea.
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Antonyms:
landdry-land
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adjective
Of, connected with, or for use at sea.
Webster's New World
abbreviation
Southeast Asia.
Wiktionary
idiom
at sea
  • On the sea, especially on a sea voyage.
  • In a state of confusion or perplexity; at a loss.
American Heritage
at sea
  • on the open sea
  • uncertain; bewildered
Webster's New World
go to sea
  • to become a sailor
  • to go on a voyage
Webster's New World
put (out) to sea
  • to sail away from land
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Other Word Forms of Sea

Noun

Singular:
sea
Plural:
seas, SLAM trap

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sea

Origin of Sea

  • 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

  • Middle English see from Old English

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

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