Definitions for SEAsi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth's surface.

  2. a division of these waters, of considerable extent, marked off by land boundaries; ocean:

    the North Sea.

  3. a large, landlocked body of water.

  4. the turbulence of the ocean or other body of water, as caused by the wind.

  5. the waves.

  6. a large wave:

    The heavy seas almost drowned us.

  7. a widely extended or overwhelming quantity:

    a sea of faces; a sea of troubles.

  8. the work, travel, and shipboard life of a sailor.

  9. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or adapted for use at sea.

Idioms for sea:

  1. at sea, on the ocean. perplexed; uncertain.

    Category: Idiom

    Ref: Also, asea. 2

  2. follow the sea,to pursue a nautical career.

    Category: Idiom

  3. go to sea, to set out on a voyage. to embark on a nautical career.

    Category: Idiom

  4. put (out) to sea,to embark on a sea voyage.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of sea:

bef. 900; ME see, OE sǣ, c. OFris sē, OS, OHG sē(o), ON sær sea, Go saiws sea, marsh

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sea(noun)

    a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

  2. ocean, sea(noun)

    anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume

  3. sea(noun)

    turbulent water with swells of considerable size

    "heavy seas"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sea(noun)si

    the ocean

    a house with a view of the sea; I love swimming in the sea.; sea animals/creatures

  2. seasi

    on a ship or boat

    They were at sea for three weeks.

  3. seasi

    used in the names of particular parts of the ocean

    the North Sea

  4. seasi

    a large area of water surrounded by land

    the Dead Sea

  5. seasi

    a large number or amount of

    a sea of paperwork


  1. sea(Noun)

    A large body of salty water. (Major seas are known as oceans.)

  2. sea(Noun)

    A large number or quantity; a vast amount.

    A sea of faces stared back at the singer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sea(noun)

    one of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea; the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea; the Carribean Sea

  2. Sea(noun)

    an inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the Sea of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee

  3. Sea(noun)

    the ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe

  4. Sea(noun)

    the swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion of the water's surface; also, a single wave; a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the vessel shipped a sea

  5. Sea(noun)

    a great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; -- so called from its size

  6. Sea(noun)

    fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory


  1. Sea

    The sea is the connected body of salt water that covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface. The sea is important in moderating the Earth's climate, in providing food and oxygen, in its enormous diversity of life, and for navigation. The study of the sea is called oceanography. The sea has been travelled and explored since ancient times, but its scientific study dates broadly from the voyages of Captain James Cook to explore the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. Seawater is characteristically salty. The main solid in solution is sodium chloride but the water also contains chlorides of potassium and magnesium, alongside many other chemical elements, in a composition that hardly varies across the world's oceans. However the salinity varies quite widely, being lower near the surface and near the mouths of large rivers and higher in the cold depths of the ocean. The sea surface is subject to waves caused by winds. Waves decelerate and increase in height as they approach land and enter shallow water, becoming tall and unstable, and breaking into foam on the shore. Tsunamis are caused by submarine earthquakes or landslides and may be barely noticeable out at sea but can be violently destructive on shore. Winds create currents through friction, setting up slow but stable circulations of water throughout the sea. The directions of the circulation are governed by several factors including the shapes of the continents and the rotation of the earth. Complex deep sea currents known as the global conveyor belt carry cold water from near the poles to every ocean. Large-scale movement of seawater is also caused also by the tide, the twice-daily rhythm of the gravitational pull exerted by the Moon, and to a lesser extent by the Sun, on the Earth. Tides may have a very high range in bays or estuaries such as the Bay of Fundy where tidal flows are funnelled into narrow channels.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SEA' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #749

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SEA' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1480

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SEA' in Nouns Frequency: #304

Translations for SEA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with the ) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface

I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.

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