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.

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