Definitions of sea

  1. turbulent water with swells of considerable size; " heavy seas"
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe.
  5. 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.
  6. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory.
  7. 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.
  8. A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; - so called from its size.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships; " sea stories"; " sea smells"; " sea traffic"
  15. Of or relating to the sea, or connected with it.
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