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sea US English

The expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth’s surface and surrounds its landmasses

sea US Thesaurus

the sea sparkled in the sun

at sea US English

Sailing on the sea

by sea US English

By means of a ship or ships

mid-sea US English

Situated or active in the middle of the sea. rare before 19th cent.

Red Sea US English

A long, narrow, landlocked sea that separates Africa from the Arabian peninsula. It is linked to the Indian Ocean in the south by the Gulf of Aden and to the Mediterranean Sea in the north by the Suez Canal

sea cow US English

A sirenian, especially a manatee

sea dog US English

An old or experienced sailor

sea egg US English

A sea urchin

sea fan US English

A horny coral with a vertical treelike or fanlike skeleton, living chiefly in warmer seas

sea mat US English

A bryozoan, especially one which forms mat-like encrustations on underwater objects

sea pen US English

A marine coelenterate related to the corals, forming a feather-shaped colony with a horny or calcareous skeleton

sea-run US English

(Of a migratory fish, especially a trout or salmon) having returned to the sea after spawning

Aral Sea US English

An inland sea in central Asia, on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Its area was reduced by one-third and serious environmental consequences resulted between 1960 and 1990 after water was diverted for irrigation

Banda Sea US English

A sea in eastern Indonesia, between the central and south Molucca Islands

beam sea US English

A sea that is running at approximately right angles to a vessel’s heading

Black Sea US English

A tideless almost landlocked sea bounded by Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania. It is connected to the Mediterranean Sea through the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara

Ceram Sea US English

The part of the western Pacific Ocean that is at the center of the Molucca Islands in Indonesia

China Sea US English

The part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of China, divided by the island of Taiwan into the East China Sea in the north and the South China Sea in the south

Coral Sea US English

A part of the western Pacific Ocean that is surrounded by Australia, New Guinea, and Vanuatu, the scene of a naval battle between US and Japanese carriers in 1942 during World War II

Dead Sea US English

A salt lake or inland sea in the Jordan valley, on the Israel-Jordan border. Its surface is 1,300 feet (400 m) below sea level

deep sea US English

The deeper parts of the ocean, especially those beyond the edge of the continental shelf

head sea US English

A mass of waves coming from directly in front of a ship

Irish Sea US English

The sea that separates Ireland from England and Wales

Java Sea US English

A sea in the Malay Archipelago in southeastern Asia that is surrounded by the islands of Borneo, Java, and Sumatra

Kara Sea US English

An arm of the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Russia, bounded on the east by the islands of Severnaya Zemlya and on the west by those of Novaya Zemlya

liver sea US English

A sea in which the water is said to be so thick or coagulated as to impede navigation.

milky sea US English

= milk sea.

North Sea US English

An arm of the Atlantic Ocean that lies between the mainland of Europe and the coast of Britain, important for its oil and gas deposits

open sea US English

An expanse of sea away from land

Ross Sea US English

A large arm of the Pacific Ocean that forms a deep indentation in the coast of Antarctica

Savu Sea US English

A part of the Indian Ocean that is surrounded by the islands of Sumba, Flores, and Timor

Scots Sea US English

= Scottish Sea.

sea-angel US English

An angel shark

sea bass US English

Any of a number of marine fishes that are related to or resemble the common perch, in particular

sea boat US English

A boat or ship considered in terms of its ability to cope with conditions at sea

sea bream US English

A deep-bodied marine fish that resembles the freshwater bream, in particular

sea chest US English

A sailor’s storage chest

sea coal US English

Mineral coal, as distinct from other types of coal such as charcoal

sea duck US English

Any of a number of ducks that frequent the sea, especially the eiders, scoters, and long-tailed duck

sea eagle US English

A large Eurasian fish-eating eagle that frequents coasts and wetlands

sea-girt US English

Surrounded by sea

sea grape US English

A salt-resistant tree of the dock family, bearing grapelike bunches of edible purple fruit and found on the Atlantic coasts of tropical America

sea-green US English

Of a pale bluish green color

sea hare US English

A large sea slug that has a minute internal shell and lateral extensions to the foot. Most species can swim, and many secrete distasteful chemicals to deter predators

sea heath US English

A small woody creeping plant of European salt marshes, bearing a superficial resemblance to heather

sea holly US English

A spiny-leaved plant of the parsley family, with metallic blue teasel-like flowers, growing in sandy places by the sea and native to Europe

sea krait US English

A venomous sea snake with a compressed tail, occurring in tropical coastal waters of the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific, coming ashore to bask and breed

sea lane US English

A route designated for use or regularly used by shipping

sea legs US English

A person’s ability to keep their balance and not feel seasick when on board a moving ship

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