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SEA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sea mean? 

SEA (noun)
  The noun SEA has 3 senses:

1. a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
2. anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
3. turbulent water with swells of considerable size

  Familiarity information: SEA used as a noun is uncommon.


SEA (adjective)
  The adjective SEA has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships

  Familiarity information: SEA used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEA (noun)


Sense 1sea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("sea" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

Meronyms (parts of "sea"):

bay; embayment (an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf)

gulf (an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay)

inlet; recess (an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands))

Instance hyponyms:

Huang Hai; Yellow Sea (part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia)

Red Sea (a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal)

Norwegian Sea (the part of the Atlantic that lies off the Norwegian coast north of the North Sea)

North Sea (an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970)

Mediterranean; Mediterranean Sea (the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia)

Marmara; Marmara Denizi; Marmora; Sea of Marmara; Sea of Marmora (an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles)

Ligurian Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean between northwest Italy and Corsica)

Laptev Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia (between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands) that is icebound most of the year)

Labrador Sea (an arm of the northern Atlantic between Labrador and southern Greenland)

Ross Sea (an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica)

Sargasso Sea (a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed)

Weddell Sea (an arm of the south Atlantic in Antarctica east of the Antarctic Peninsula)

Tyrrhenian Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily)

Timor Sea (an arm of the eastern Indian Ocean between Timor and northern Australia)

Tasman Sea (an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand)

South Sea (any sea south of the equator (but especially the South Pacific))

South China Sea (a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons)

Sea of Okhotsk (an arm of the Pacific east of Asia)

East Sea; Sea of Japan (an arm of the Pacific between China and Japan)

Kara Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia and east of the Barents Sea; icebound most of the year)

Irish Sea (an arm of the North Atlantic between Great Britain and Ireland)

Ionian Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy)

Beaufort Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean northeast of Alaska)

Barents Sea (the part of the Arctic Ocean north of Norway and Russia)

Baltic; Baltic Sea (a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy)

Baffin Bay (a body of water between Greenland and northeastern Canada; connected with the Arctic Ocean to the north and with the Atlantic Ocean (via the Labrador Sea) to the south; icebound in winter)

Arafura Sea (a part of the western Pacific Ocean north of Australia and south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia)

Arabian Sea (a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia)

Aegean; Aegean Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia)

Adriatic; Adriatic Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west)

Bering Sea (part of the North Pacific between Alaska and Siberia; connected to the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait)

Bismarck Sea (an arm of the South Pacific southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago)

Black Sea; Euxine Sea (a sea between Europe and Asia; a popular resort area of eastern Europeans)

Inland Sea (an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Japan; surrounded by the islands of Honshu and Shikoku and Kyushu and linked to the Sea of Japan by a narrow channel; the chief port is Hiroshima)

Hudson Bay (an inland sea in northern Canada)

Greenland Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean north of Iceland)

East China Sea (part of the Pacific Ocean near eastern Asia)

Coral Sea (an arm of the South Pacific northeast of Australia)

Chukchi Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean just north of the Bering Strait)

Caribbean; Caribbean Sea (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream)

Holonyms ("sea" is a part of...):

hydrosphere (the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor)


Sense 2sea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

ocean; sea

Hypernyms ("sea" is a kind of...):

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)


Sense 3sea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turbulent water with swells of considerable size

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Context example:

heavy seas

Hypernyms ("sea" is a kind of...):

turbulent flow (flow in which the velocity at any point varies erratically)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sea"):

head sea (a sea in which the waves are running directly against the course of the ship)


SEA (adjective)


Sense 1sea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships

Context examples:

sea stories / sea smells / sea traffic

Similar:

shipboard (taking place or existing on board a ship)

oversea; overseas (being or passing over or across the sea)

offshore (at some distance from the shore)

oceanic (constituting or living in the open sea)

oceangoing; seafaring; seagoing (used on the high seas)

deep-sea (of or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea)

subocean; suboceanic (formed or situated or occurring beneath the ocean or the ocean bed)

Antonym:

air (relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air)

land (relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land)


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