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Definition of SEA

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Sea \Sea\ (s[=e]), n. [OE. see, AS. s[=ae]; akin to D. zee, OS.
     & OHG. s[=e]o, G. see, OFries. se, Dan. s["o], Sw. sj["o], Icel. saer, Goth. saiws, and perhaps to L. saevus fierce, savage. [root]151a.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe. [1913 Webster]

              I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Ambiguous between sea and land
              The river horse and scaly crocodile.  --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     4. The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion or agitation 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. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Jewish Antiq.) A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; -- so called from its size. [1913 Webster]

              He made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof.                              --2 Chron. iv.
                                                    2. [1913 Webster]

     6. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              All the space . . . was one sea of heads.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Sea is often used in the composition of words of obvious signification; as, sea-bathed, sea-beaten, sea-bound, sea-bred, sea-circled, sealike, sea-nursed, sea-tossed, sea-walled, sea-worn, and the like. It is also used either adjectively or in combination with substantives; as, sea bird, sea-bird, or seabird, sea acorn, or sea-acorn. [1913 Webster]

     {At sea}, upon the ocean; away from land; figuratively, without landmarks for guidance; lost; at the mercy of circumstances. "To say the old man was at sea would be too feeble an expression." --G. W. Cable

     {At full sea} at the height of flood tide; hence, at the height. "But now God's mercy was at full sea." --Jer. Taylor.

     {Beyond seas}, or {Beyond the sea} or {Beyond the seas} (Law), out of the state, territory, realm, or country.
        --Wharton.

     {Half seas over}, half drunk. [Colloq.] --Spectator.

     {Heavy sea}, a sea in which the waves run high.

     {Long sea}, a sea characterized by the uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves.

     {Short sea}, a sea in which the waves are short, broken, and irregular, so as to produce a tumbling or jerking motion.


     {To go to sea}, to adopt the calling or occupation of a sailor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ocean \O"cean\ ([=o]"shan), n. [F. oc['e]an, L. oceanus, Gr.
     'wkeano`s ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to encompass the earth.]
     1. The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; -- called also the {sea}, or {great sea}. [1913 Webster]

              Like the odor of brine from the ocean Comes the thought of other years.     --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

     2. One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans. [1913 Webster]

     3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              You're gonna need an ocean
              Of calamine lotion.                   --Lieber & Stoller (Poison Ivy: song lyrics,
                                                    1994) [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

SEA
         Self-Extracting Archive


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

SEA
         Society for Electronic Access (org.)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

SEA
         System Enhancement Associates (manufacturer)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "sea":
     abundance, acres, bags, barrels, big drink, billow, blue, blue water, bore, breakers, brine, briny, bushel, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, comb, comber, copiousness, countlessness, deep, dirty water, drink, eagre, flood, gravity wave, ground swell, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, high sea, high seas, hydrosphere, lift, load, lop, main, main sea, mass, mountain, much, multitude, numerousness, ocean, ocean depths, ocean main, ocean sea, oceans, peak, peck, plenitude, plenty, popple, profusion, quantities, quantity, riffle, ripple, rise, roll, roller, rough water, salt sea, salt water, scend, send, spate, superabundance, superfluity, surf, surge, swell, thalassa, the bounding main, the brine, the briny, the briny deep, the deep, the deep sea, the seven seas, the vasty deep, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide, tide wave, tons, trough, tsunami, undulation, volume, water wave, wave, wavelet, white horses, whitecaps, world, worlds


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