sea: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sē), [key]
- the salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth's surface.
- a division of these waters, of considerable extent, more or less definitely marked off by land boundaries: the North Sea.
- one of the seven seas; ocean.
- a large lake or landlocked body of water.
- the degree or amount of turbulence of the ocean or other body of water, as caused by the wind.
- the waves.
- a large wave: The heavy seas almost drowned us.
- a widely extended, copious, or overwhelming quantity: a sea of faces; a sea of troubles.
- the work, travel, and shipboard life of a sailor: The sea is a hard life but a rewarding one.
- completely at sea as to how to answer the question.
- on the ocean.
- perplexed; uncertain:completely at sea as to how to answer the question.Also,asea.
- to pursue a nautical career: Many boys then dreamed of following the sea.
- to set out on a voyage.
- to embark on a nautical career.
- partly or completely drunk: They came home at dawn, looking half seas over.
- to embark on a sea voyage: The expedition is nearly ready to put to sea.
- of, pertaining to, or adapted for use at sea.
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