What does SEA mean?

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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"


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. see, AS. s; akin to D. zee, OS. & OHG. so, G. see, OFries. se, Dan. s, Sw. sj, Icel. saer, Goth. saiws, and perhaps to L. saevus fierce, savage. 151a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sea

    sē, n. the great mass of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface: any great expanse of water less than an ocean: the ocean: the swell of the sea in a tempest: a wave: any widely extended mass or quantity, a flood: any rough or agitated place or element.—ns. Sea′-ā′corn, a barnacle; Sea′-add′er, the fifteen-spined stickle-back; Sea′-an′chor, a floating anchor used at sea in a gale; Sea′-anem′one, a kind of polyp, like an anemone, found on rocks on the seacoast; Sea′-ape, the sea-otter; Sea′-ā′pron, a kind of kelp; Sea′-arr′ow, a flying squid: an arrow-worm; Sea′-aspar′agus, a soft-shelled crab; Sea′-bank, the seashore; an embankment to keep out the sea; Sea′-bar, the sea-swallow or tern; Sea′-barr′ow, the egg-case of a ray or skate; Sea′-bass, a name applied to some perch-like marine fishes, many common food-fishes in America—black sea-bass, bluefish, &c.; Sea′-bat, a genus of Teleostean fishes allied to the Pilot-fish, and included among the Carangidæ or horse-mackerels—the name refers to the very long dorsal, anal, and ventral fins; Sea′-beach, the seashore; Sea′-bean, the seed of a leguminous climbing plant: a small univalve shell: the lid of the aperture of any shell of the family Turbinidæ, commonly worn as amulets; Sea′-bear, the polar bear: the North Pacific fur-seal; Sea′-beast (Milt.), a monster of the sea.—adjs. Sea′-beat, -en, lashed by the waves.—n. Sea′-beav′er, the sea-otter.—n.pl. Sea′-bells, a species of bindweed.—ns. Sea′-belt, the sweet fucus plant; Sea′-bird, any marine bird; Sea′-bis′cuit, ship-biscuit; Sea′-blubb′er, a jelly-fish; Sea′-board, the border or shore of the sea; Sea′-boat, a vessel considered with reference to her behaviour in bad weather.—adjs. Sea′-born, produced by the sea; Sea′-borne, carried on the sea.—ns. Sea′-bott′le, a seaweed; Sea′-boy (Shak.), a boy employed on shipboard: a sailor-boy; Sea′-brant, the brent goose; Sea′-breach, the breaking of an embankment by the sea; Sea′-bream, one of several sparoid fishes: a fish related to the mackerel; Sea′-breeze, a breeze of wind blowing from the sea toward the land, esp. that from about 10 a.m. till sunset; Sea′-buckthorn, or Sallow-thorn, a genus of large shrubs or trees with gray silky foliage and entire leaves; Sea′-bum′blebee, the little auk; Sea′-bun, a heart-urchin; Sea′-bur&pri

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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

Anagrams for SEA »

  1. AES, aes, ASE, EAS, eas, ESA, SAE


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SEA in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SEA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Port Executive Director Jim Knight:

    Sea lions 1, Astoria 0.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A river cannot boast to a sea.

  3. Malcolm Myers:

    The real key to a better life at sea.

  4. Bolivia Pope Francis on Wednesday:

    On the sea, dialogue is indispensable.

  5. Greek Proverb:

    Where there is a sea there are pirates.

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