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Definition of "sea" []

  • The continuous body of salt water covering most of the earth's surface, especially this body regarded as a geophysical entity distinct from earth and sky. (noun)
  • A tract of water within an ocean. (noun)
  • A relatively large body of salt water completely or partially enclosed by land. (noun)
  • A relatively large landlocked body of fresh water. (noun)
  • The condition of the ocean's surface with regard to its course, flow, swell, or turbulence: a rising sea; choppy seas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sea" in a sentence
  • "She spends hours and hours on the terrace overlooking the sea (her great desire, she confided to me, is to get to the sea -- to get _back to the sea_, as she expressed it), and lying in the garden, under the big myrtle-bushes, and, in spring and summer, under the rose-hedge."
  • "Comfort, -- and extending "up into the land throughout _from sea to sea_, west and northwest.""
  • "Eels kept in a garden, when August arrived (the period at which instinct impels them to go to the sea to spawn) were in the habit of leaving the pond and were invariably found moving eastward _in the direction of the sea_."