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Definitions of sea

  1. anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
  2. a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  3. turbulent water with swells of considerable size; " heavy seas"
  4. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships; " sea stories"; " sea smells"; " sea traffic"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe.
  8. 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.
  9. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory.
  10. An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh- water lake; as, the of Galilee.
  11. A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; - so called from its size.
  12. A body of salt water, smaller than an ocean; a large inland body of water; the ocean; the swell of the ocean; as, there was a high sea after the storm.
  13. 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 tempest: a wave: any large quantity of liquid: any rough or agitated place or element.
  14. A large body of salt water; the ocean; a high wave.
  15. The great body of salt water on the cath's surface; the ocean; the ocean; also, any large enclosed or inland body of salt wate.
  16. The expanse of salt water that covers the more depressed portion of the earth's surface; a definite part of this expanse; the ocean; a wave; a surge; the swell of the ocean in a tempest; a large quantity of a fluid substance; a rough or agitated place or element; a large basin or laver in the Temple. At sea, on the main ocean; wrong. Half- seas over, half tipsy. On the high seas, in the open sea., To go to sea, to become a sailor.
  17. A vast collection of water, smaller than that of an ocean; the ocean; a wave or large quantity of sea- water, as to ship a sea; the character of the surging and swelling of the waves, as a heavy sea; any large quantity of water or other liquid; in Scrip., applied to a large basin or cistern.
  18. Of or relating to the sea, or connected with it.
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Antonyms for sea

air, land.

Quotes of sea

  1. Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while. – Peter Benchley
  2. There are millions of ways for people to die, if you number each vital organ, each ways it can fail, all the poisons from the earth and the sea which can cause these failures. – Steven Brust
  3. There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. – George Byron
  4. For all that has been said of the love that certain natures( on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness. – Joseph Conrad
  5. Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea – Mikhail Lermontov
  6. I feel we are all islands- in a common sea – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  7. To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire -It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. – Edgar Lee Masters
  8. The sea is not rising. It hasn't risen in 50 years. – Nils-Axel Morner
  9. There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30. – Steve Odland
  10. In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn't come back in. This was not a spectacular event. The sea did not roll up like a scroll, like the sky in Revelations. It quietly withdrew. – Ruth Park
  11. Fishes live in the sea as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones. – Pericles
  12. Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea we chart our course by them. – Carl Schurz
  13. On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves. – Joshua Slocum
  14. In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. – Earl Warren
  15. The North Sea was supposed to run out in the 1980s. Then in the 1990s. And now production is still on -line. – Daniel Yergin

Usage examples for sea

  1. We therefore stood out to sea on a west- south- west course the whole night with a north- west- wind; and it began to blow so hard that we had again to take in the topsails. – The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 by J. E. Heeres
  2. And who was going to touch her where she had sea room? – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  3. She was a true child of the sea – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  4. We have only four more days at sea – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. Then by and by, that little song will fly away, away, over land and sea and some day it will touch somebody's heart just as it has touched mine. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  6. How wise of your wife to stay by the sea – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. I'll keep along by the sea and run, and only open my eyes now and then. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. He looked out over the sea – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  9. Or shall you return by sea – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  10. She was ready for sea – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. But long ago the sea changed all that. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  12. So they were getting out to sea again, she told herself. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  13. Mrs. Bourdillon was altogether at sea – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. And where will you be speaking, Matthew, Sea World? – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  15. We thought you had run away to sea – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  16. Hope you all have a good time at the sea – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  17. The sea took him. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  18. " I say, father," he said, " one ought to get used to the sea down here." – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  19. Captain, I wish you would take him to sea with you at once! – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster

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