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. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Of or relating to the sea, or connected with it.

Usage examples for sea

  1. Captain, I wish you would take him to sea with you at once! – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  2. 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
  3. Or shall you return by sea? – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  4. He looked out over the sea. – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  5. How wise of your wife to stay by the sea. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  6. And who was going to touch her where she had sea- room? – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  7. The sea took him. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  8. " I say, father," he said, " one ought to get used to the sea down here." – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  9. She was ready for sea. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. Mrs. Bourdillon was altogether at sea. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. We thought you had run away to sea!" – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  12. We have only four more days at sea..." – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  13. She was a true child of the sea. – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  14. And where will you be speaking, Matthew, Sea World? – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. But long ago the sea changed all that. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  18. Hope you all have a good time at the sea. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  19. So they were getting out to sea again, she told herself. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson