sea

A sea is a huge body of salt water, typically a part of the ocean that's near land. Much grander than a lake or river, a sea can appear open and endless when you view it from the shore.

The best-known examples of sea include the Mediterranean Sea, Bering Sea, and Caribbean Sea. The word sea can also refer to large waves. If there's a sea warning, it would be wise to reschedule your sailing trip. Sea can be used more figuratively to describe something that seems to be vast in quantity, just like the sea. The audience at your concert might look like an endless sea of people.

DEFINITIONS OF: sea

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

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Adriatic Sea
an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west
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
Arabian Sea
a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
Arafura Sea
a part of the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia and to the south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia
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
Baltic Sea
a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
Barents Sea
the part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Norway and Russia
Beaufort Sea
part of the Arctic Ocean to the northeast of Alaska
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 to the southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago
Euxine Sea
a sea between Europe and Asia; a popular resort area of eastern Europeans
Caribbean Sea
an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
Chukchi Sea
part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering Strait
Coral Sea
an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia
East China Sea
part of the Pacific Ocean near eastern Asia
Greenland Sea
part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Iceland
Hudson Bay
an inland sea in northern Canada
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
Ionian Sea
an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy
Irish Sea
an arm of the North Atlantic between Great Britain and Ireland
Kara Sea
part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Barents Sea; icebound most of the year
Labrador Sea
an arm of the northern Atlantic between Labrador and southern Greenland
Laptev Sea
part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia (between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands) that is icebound most of the year
Ligurian Sea
an arm of the Mediterranean between northwest Italy and Corsica
Marmara Denizi
an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles
Mediterranean Sea
the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
North Sea
an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
Norwegian Sea
the part of the Atlantic that lies off the Norwegian coast to the north of the North Sea
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
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
Sea of Japan
an arm of the Pacific between China and Japan
Sea of Okhotsk
an arm of the Pacific to the east of Asia
South China Sea
a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
Tasman Sea
an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand
Timor Sea
an arm of the eastern Indian Ocean between Timor and northern Australia
Tyrrhenian Sea
an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily
Weddell Sea
an arm of the south Atlantic in Antarctica to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula
Yellow Sea
part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia
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South Sea
any sea to the south of the equator (but especially the South Pacific)
Type of:
body of water, water
the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

n turbulent water with swells of considerable size

“heavy seas
Types:
head sea
a sea in which the waves are running directly against the course of the ship
Type of:
turbulent flow
flow in which the velocity at any point varies erratically

n anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume

Synonyms:
ocean
Type of:
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
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