sea has definitions from the fields of geography,nautical
[ noun ] (geography) a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Will advances in human sciences help us build social_structures and governments which will enable us to cope_with people as_effectively_as the primitive combination of protein and nucleic_acid built a structure of molecules which enabled it to adapt to a sea of molecular interaction ?

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The cores of deep sea sediments and content of collectors in remote regions are valuable in this category .

A measure of the total mass accretion of meteoritic material by the Earth is obtained from analyses of deep sea sediments and dust collected in remote regions ( Pettersson , 1960 ) .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Where their sharp edges seemed restless as sea waves thrusting themselves upward in angry motion , Papa-san sat glacier like , his smooth solidity , his very immobility defying all the turmoil about him .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

Rank after rank of them came_down the road , and the faces were all the same , and they walked in a sea of dust .

[ noun ] anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume



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(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

One looked down on a sea of leaves , a breaking wave of flower .

From above one could only occasionally catch_a_glimpse of life on the floor of this green sea : a neighbor 's gingham skirt flashing into sight for an instant on the path beneath her grape-arbor , or the movement of hands above a clothesline and the flutter of garments hung there , half-way down the block .

[ adjective ] (nautical) relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships


"sea stories" "sea smells" "sea traffic"

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(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

An ordinary sea wave is rarely more than a_few hundred feet long from crest to crest - no longer than 320 feet in the Atlantic or 1000 feet in the Pacific .

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17150
[ noun ] turbulent water with swells of considerable size


"heavy seas"

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turbulent_flow head_sea