Definitions of sea

  1. anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. turbulent water with swells of considerable size; "heavy seas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships; "sea stories"; "sea smells"; "sea traffic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea; the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea; the Carribean Sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the Sea of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion of the water's surface; also, a single wave; a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the vessel shipped a sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the of Galilee. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; - so called from its size. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A body of salt water, smaller than an ocean; a large inland body of water; the ocean; the swell of the ocean; as, there was a high sea after the storm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The great mass of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface: any great expanse of water less than an ocean: the ocean: the swell of the sea in tempest: a wave: any large quantity of liquid: any rough or agitated place or element. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A large body of salt water; the ocean; a high wave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The great body of salt water on the cath's surface; the ocean; the ocean; also, any large enclosed or inland body of salt wate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The expanse of salt water that covers the more depressed portion of the earth's surface; a definite part of this expanse; the ocean; a wave; a surge; the swell of the ocean in a tempest; a large quantity of a fluid substance; a rough or agitated place or element; a large basin or laver in the Temple. At sea, on the main ocean; wrong. Half-seas over, half tipsy. On the high seas, in the open sea., To go to sea, to become a sailor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A vast collection of water, smaller than that of an ocean; the ocean; a wave or large quantity of sea-water, as to ship a sea; the character of the surging and swelling of the waves, as a heavy sea; any large quantity of water or other liquid; in Scrip., applied to a large basin or cistern. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Of or relating to the sea, or connected with it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The sea, yam , is used in Scripture to denote-- 1. "The gathering of the waters," "the Ocean." ( Genesis 1:2 Genesis 1:10 ; 30:13 ) etc. 2. Some portion of this, as the Mediterranean Sea, called the "hinder," the "western" and the "utmost" sea, ( 11:24 ; 34:2 ; Joel 2:20 ) "sea of the Philistines," ( Exodus 23:31 ) "the great sea," ( Numbers 36:6 Numbers 36:7 ; Joshua 15:47 ) "the sea." Genesis49:13; Psal 80:11 Also frequently of the Red Sea. ( Exodus 15:4 ) [RED SEA] 3. Inland lakes termed seas, as the Salt or Dead Sea. [See the special article] 4. Any great collection of waters, as the river Nile ( Isaiah 19:5 ) and the Euphrates. ( Jeremiah 51:36 ) biblestudytools.com
  20. A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; -- so called from its size. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion or agitation of the water's surface; also, a single wave; a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the vessel shipped a sea. dictgcide_fs
  22. A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; so called from its size. dictgcide_fs
  23. s[=e], n. the great mass of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface: any great expanse of water less than an ocean: the ocean: the swell of the sea in a tempest: a wave: any widely extended mass or quantity, a flood: any rough or agitated place or element.--ns. SEA'-[=A]'CORN, a barnacle; SEA'-ADD'ER, the fifteen-spined stickle-back; SEA'-AN'CHOR, a floating anchor used at sea in a gale; SEA'-ANEM'ONE, a kind of polyp, like an anemone, found on rocks on the seacoast; SEA'-APE, the sea-otter; SEA'-[=A]'PRON, a kind of kelp; SEA'-ARR'OW, a flying squid: an arrow-worm; SEA'-ASPAR'AGUS, a soft-shelled crab; SEA'-BANK, the seashore; an embankment to keep out the sea; SEA'-BAR, the sea-swallow or tern; SEA'-BARR'OW, the egg-case of a ray or skate; SEA'-BASS, a name applied to some perch-like marine fishes, many common food-fishes in America--black sea-bass, bluefish, &c.; SEA'-BAT, a genus of Teleostean fishes allied to the Pilot-fish, and included among the Carangidæ or horse-mackerels--the name refers to the very long dorsal, anal, and ventral fins; SEA'-BEACH, the seashore; SEA'-BEAN, the seed of a leguminous climbing plant: a small univalve shell: the lid of the aperture of any shell of the family Turbinidæ, commonly worn as amulets; SEA'-BEAR, the polar bear: the North Pacific fur-seal; SEA'-BEAST (Milt.), a monster of the sea.--adjs. SEA'-BEAT, -EN, lashed by the waves.--n. SEA'-BEAV'ER, the sea-otter.--n.pl. SEA'-BELLS, a species of bindweed.--ns. SEA'-BELT, the sweet fucus plant; SEA'-BIRD, any marine bird; SEA'-BIS'CUIT, ship-biscuit; SEA'-BLUBB'ER, a jelly-fish; SEA'-BOARD, the border or shore of the sea; SEA'-BOAT, a vessel considered with reference to her behaviour in bad weather.--adjs. SEA'-BORN, produced by the sea; SEA'-BORNE, carried on the sea.--ns. SEA'-BOTT'LE, a seaweed; SEA'-BOY (Shak.), a boy employed on shipboard: a sailor-boy; SEA'-BRANT, the brent goose; SEA'-BREACH, the breaking of an embankment by the sea; SEA'-BREAM, one of several sparoid fishes: a fish related to the mackerel; SEA'-BREEZE, a breeze of wind blowing from the sea toward the land, esp. that from about 10 a.m. till sunset; SEA'-BUCKTHORN, or SALLOW-THORN, a genus of large shrubs or trees with gray silky foliage and entire leaves; SEA'-BUM'BLEBEE, the little auk; SEA'-BUN, a heart-urchin; SEA'-BUR'DOCK, clotbur; SEA'-CABB'AGE, sea-kale; SEA'-CALF, the common seal, so called from the supposed resemblance of its voice to that of a calf; SEA'-CAN[=A]'RY, the white whale; SEA'-CAP (Shak.), a cap worn on shipboard: a basket-shaped sponge; SEA'-CAP'TAIN, the captain of a ship, as distinguished from a captain in the army; SEA'-CARD, the card of the mariners' compass: a map of the ocean; SEA'-CARN[=A]'TION, a sea-pink; SEA'-CAT, a name of various animals, as the wolf-fish, the chimæra, any sea-cat-fish; SEA'-CAT'ERPILLAR, a scale-back; SEA'-CAT'-FISH, a marine siluroid fish; SEA'-CAT'GUT, a common seaweed--sea-lace; SEA'-CAUL'IFLOWER, a polyp; SEA'-CEN'TIPED, one of several large marine annelids; SEA'-CHANGE (Shak.), a change effected by the sea; SEA'-CHART, a chart or map of the sea, its islands, coasts, &c.; SEA'-CHEST'NUT, a sea-urchin; SEA'-CHICK'WEED, a seaside species of sandwort; SEA'-CLAM, the surf clam used for food: a clamp for deep-sea sounding-lines; SEA'-COAL, coal brought by sea, as distinguished from charcoal; SEA'COAST, the coast or shore of the sea: the land adjacent to the sea; SEA'-COB, a sea-gull; SEA'-COCK, a gurnard: the sea-plover: a valve communicating with the sea through a vessel's hull: a sea-rover or viking; SEA'-COL'ANDER, a large olive seaweed; SEA'-COLE'WORT, sea-kale; SEA'-COM'PASS, the mariners' compass; SEA'-COOK, a cook on shipboard; SEA'-COOT, a black sea-duck; SEA'-COR'MORANT, a sea-crow; SEA'-CORN, the string of egg-capsules of the whelk or similar gasteropod--also SEA'-RUFF'LE, SEA'-HON'EYCOMB, SEA'-NECK'LACE, &c.; SEA'-COW, the walrus: the rhytina: the dugong or manatee: the hippopotamus; SEA'-CRAB, a marine crab; SEA'-CRAFT, skill in navigation; SEA'-CRAW'FISH, a prawn or shrimp; SEA'-CROW, a name of various birds, as the common skua, the chough, the coot, &c.; SEA'-C[=U]'CUMBER, trepang or bêche-de-mer; SEA'-DACE, a sea-perch: the common English bass; SEA'-DAFF'ODIL, a plant producing showy, fragrant flowers; SEA'-DAI'SY, the lady's cushion; SEA'-DEV'IL, a name of various fishes, as the ox-ray, the angel-fish, &c.; SEA'-DOG, the harbour-seal: the dog-fish: an old sailor: a pirate: (her.) a bearing representing a beast nearly like a talbot; SEA'-DOTT'EREL, the turnstone; SEA'-DOVE, the little auk; SEA'-DRAG'ON, a flying sea-horse; SEA'-DRAKE, a sea-crow; SEA'-DUCK a duck often found on salt waters, having the hind-toe lobate: the eider-duck; SEA'-EA'GLE, the white-tailed eagle: the bald eagle: the osprey: the eagle-ray; SEA'-EAR, a mollusc, an ormer or abalone; SEA'-EEL, a conger-eel; SEA'-EGG, a sea-urchin: a sea-hedgehog: a whore's egg; SEA'-EL'EPHANT, the largest of the seal family, the male about 20 feet long, an inhabitant of the southern seas; SEA'-FAN, an alcyonarian polyp with a beautiful much-branched fan-like skeleton; SEA'F[=A]RER, a traveller by sea, a sailor.--adj. SEA'F[=A]RING, faring or going to sea: belonging to a seaman.--ns. SEA'-FEATH'ER, a polyp, a sea-pen; SEA'-FENN'EL, samphire; SEA'-FIGHT, a battle between ships at sea; SEA'-FIR, a sertularian polyp; SEA'-FIRE, phosphorescence at sea; SEA'-FISH, any salt-water or marine fish; SEA'-FOAM, the froth of the sea: meerschaum; SEA'-FOG, a fog, occurring near the coast.--n.pl. SEA'-FOLK, seafaring people.--ns. SEA'-FOWL, a sea-bird; SEA'-FOX, or Fox-shark, the thresher, the commonest of the larger sharks occasionally seen off British coasts, over 12 feet long, following shoals of herrings, pilchards, &c.; SEA'FRONT, the side of the land, or of a building, which looks toward the sea; SEA'-FROTH, the foam of the sea, seaweeds; SEA'-GAGE, -GAUGE, the depth a vessel sinks in the water: an instrument for determining the depth of the sea.--n.pl. SEA'-GATES, a pair of gates in a tidal basin as a safeguard against a heavy sea.--ns. SEA'-GHER'KIN, a sea-cucumber; SEA'-GILL'IFLOWER, the common thrift; SEA'-GIN'GER, millipore coral.--adj. SEA'-GIRT, girt or surrounded by the sea.--ns. SEA'-GOD, one of the divinities ruling over or inhabiting the sea:--fem. SEA'-GOD'DESS.--adj. SEA'-G[=O]'ING, sailing on the deep sea, as opposed to coasting or river vessels.--ns. SEA'-GOOSE, a dolphin: a phalarope; SEA'-GOWN (Shak.), a short-sleeved garment worn at sea; SEA'-GRAPE, a genus of shrubby plants of the natural order Gnetaceæ, closely allied to the Conifers, and sometimes called Joint-firs: a glasswort: the clustered egg-cases of sepia and some other cuttle-fish; SEA'-GRASS, the thrift: grasswrack: a variety of cirrus cloud.--adj. SEA'-GREEN, green like the sea.--ns. SEA'-GROVE, a grove in the bottom of the sea; SEA'-GULL (same as GULL); SEA'-HAAR (Scot.), a chilling, piercing mist arising from the sea; SEA'-HALL, a hall in the bottom of the sea; SEA'-HARE, a name given to the genus Aplysia of nudibranch gasteropods; SEA'-HAWK, a rapacious, gull-like bird: a skua; SEA-HEDGE'HOG, a sea-urchin: a globe-fish: a sea-egg: a porcupine-fish; SEA'-HEN (Scot.), the common guillemot: the great skua: the piper gurnard; SEA'-HOG, a porpoise; SEA'-HOLL'Y, the eryngo; SEA'-HOLM, a small uninhabited island: sea-holly; SEA'HORSE, the walrus: the hippopotamus or river-horse: the hippocampus; SEA'-HOUND, the dog-fish; SEA'-ISLAND COTT'ON, a fine long-stapled variety grown on the islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; SEA'-JELL'Y, a sea-blubber; SEA'KALE, a perennial plant with large, roundish, sinuated sea-green leaves, found on British seashores, the blanched sprouts forming a favourite esculent; SEA'-KID'NEY, a polyp of the genus Renilla, so called from its shape; SEA'-KING, a name sometimes given to the leaders of the early Scandinavian piratical expeditions; SEA'-KITT'IE, a kittiwake; SEA'-LACE, a species of algæ--sea-catgut; SEA'-LAM'PREY, a marine lamprey; SEA'-LARK, a sandpiper, as the dunlin: a ring-plover, as the ring-dotterel: the sea-titling; SEA'-LAV'ENDER, a salt-marsh plant: marsh rosemary; SEA'-LAW'YER, a captious sailor, an idle litigious 'long-shorer, more given to question orders than to obey them: the mangrove snapper: a tiger-shark; SEA'-LEECH, a marine suctorial annelid.--n.pl. SEA'-LEGS, ability to walk on a ship's deck when it is pitching or rolling.--ns. SEA'-LEM'ON, a doridoid; SEA'-LEN'TIL, the gulf-weed; SEA'-LEOP'ARD, a seal of the southern seas, with spotted fur; SEA'-LETT'ER, -BRIEF, a document of description that used to be given to a ship at the port where she was fitted out; SEA'-LEV'EL, the level or surface of the sea, generally the mean level between high and low water.--adj. SEA'-LIKE, like or resembling the sea.--ns. SEA'-LIL'Y, a lily-star: a living crinoid; SEA'-LINE, the line where sky and sea seem to meet: lines used for fishing in deep water; SEA'-LIN'TIE (Scot.), the sea-titling: a sea-lark: the rock-lintie; SEA'-L[=I]'ON, a species of otary--from its barking-roar and the mane of the male: (her.) a monster consisting of the upper part of a lion combined with the tail of a fish; SEA'-LIQ'UOR, brine; SEA'-LIZ'ARD, a nudibranchiate gasteropod: a fossil reptile; SEA'-LOACH, a gadoid fish, a Motella; SEA'-LONG'WORM, a nemertean worm; SEA'-LOUSE, a parasitic isopod crustacean: the horse-shoe crab; SEA'-LUCE, the hake; SEA'-LUNGS, a comb-jelly; SEA'-MAG'PIE, a sea-pie: the oyster-catcher; SEA'MAID (Shak.), a mermaid: a sea-nymph; SEA'-MALL a sea-gull; SEA'MAN, a man below the rank of officer, employed in the navigation of a ship at sea: a sailor: a merman.--adjs. SEA'MAN-LIKE, showing good seamanship; SEA'MANLY, characteristic of a seaman.--ns. SEA'MANSHIP, the art of navigating ships at sea; SEA'-MAN'TIS, a squill; SEA'-MARGE, the marge or shore of the sea; SEA'MARK, any mark or object on land serving as a guide to those at sea: a beacon; SEA'-MAT, a very common genus of polyzoa; in the wrack of the seashore--also Hornwrack; SEA'-MEL'ON, a pedate holothurian; SEA'-MEW, the common gull, any gull--also SEA'-MAW (Scot.); SEA'-MILE, a geographical mile, 6080 feet in length; SEA'-MINK, a kind of American whiting; SEA'-MONK, the monk-seal; SEA'-MON'STER, any huge marine animal; SEA'-MOSS, a kind of compound polyzoan: Irish moss, or carrageen; SEA'-MOUSE, a genus of Chætopod worms, covered with iridescent silky hairs; SEA'-MUD, a rich saline deposit from salt-marshes; SEA'-MUSS'EL, a marine bivalve; SEA'-NEED'LE, the garfish; SEA'-NETT'LE, any of the stinging species of acalephæ; SEA'-NURSE, a shark; SEA'-NYMPH, a goddess of the sea, esp. one of the Oceanids; SEA'-ON'ION, the officinal squill; SEA'-OOZE, sea-mud; SEA'-OR'ANGE, a large, globose, orange-coloured holothurian; SEA'-ORB, a globe-fish; SEA'-OTT'ER, a marine otter; SEA'-OWL, the lump-fish or lump-sucker; SEA'-OX, the walrus; SEA'-OX'EYE, a fleshy seashore plant; SEA'-PAD, a star-fish; SEA'-PAN'THER, a South African fish, brown with black spots; SEA'-PARR'OT, a puffin: an auk; SEA'-PARS'NIP, an umbelliferous plant; SEA'-PAR'TRIDGE, the English conner, a labroid fish; SEA'-PASS, a passport, or document carried by neutral merchant-vessels to secure them against molestation; SEA'-PEA, the beach-pea; SEA'-PEACH, a sea-squirt or ascidian; SEA'-PEAR, a sea-squirt; SEA'-PEN, one of the radiate zoophytes somewhat resembling a quill; SEA'-PERCH, a sea-dace: a bass: the red-fish or rose-fish; SEA'-PERT, the opah; SEA'-PHEAS'ANT, the pintail or sprigtail duck; SEA'-PIE, a sailor's dish made of salt-meat, vegetables, and dumplings baked: the oyster-catcher or sea-magpie: (her.) a bearing representing such a bird; SEA'-PIECE, a picture representing a scene at sea; SEA'-PIG, a porpoise: the dugong; SEA'-PI'GEON, the black guillemot; SEA'-PIKE, an edible American fish found on the Florida and Texas coasts, allied to the perches: the garfish or belone: the hake; SEA'-PIN'CUSHION, the mermaid's purse: a star-fish; SEA'-PINK, a sea-carnation; SEA'-PLANT, an alga; SEA'-POACH'ER, the armed bull-head; SEA'-POR'CUPINE, any fish of the genus Diodon, whose body is covered with spines; SEA'-PORK, an American compound ascidian; SEA'PORT, a port or harbour on the seashore: a town near such a harbour; SEA'-PUDD'ING, a sea-cucumber; SEA'-PUMP'KIN, a sea-melon; SEA'-PURSE, a sea-barrow: a skate-barrow; SEA'-QUAIL, the turnstone; SEA'-RAT, the chimera: a pirate; SEA'-R[=A]'VEN, the cormorant: the North American bull-head; SEA'-REED, the mat grass; SEA'-REEVE, an officer in maritime towns; SEA'-RISK, hazard of injury by sea; SEA'-ROB'BER, a pirate; SEA'-ROB'IN, a common American name for fishes of the genus Prionotus, which represents in America the European gurnards: the red-breasted merganser; SEA'-ROCK'ET, a cruciferous plant of genus Cakile; SEA'-ROD, a kind of sea-pen, a polyp; SEA'-ROLL, a holothurian; SEA'-ROOM, room or space at sea for a ship to be navigated without running ashore; SEA'-ROSE, a sea-anemone; SEA'-ROSE'MARY, sea-lavender; SEA'-R[=O]'VER, a pirate: a vessel employed in cruising for plunder; SEA'-R[=O]'VING, piracy; SEA'-RUFF, a sea-bream; SEA'-SALT, common salt obtained from sea-water by evaporation; SEA'SCAPE, a sea-piece; SEA'-SCOR'PION, a scorpion-fish: a cottoid-fish; SEA'-SER'PENT, an enormous marine animal of serpent-like form, frequently seen and described by credulous sailors, imaginative landsmen, and common liars: a name applied to various marine venomous serpents; SEA'-SERV'ICE, service on board ship; SEA'-SHARK, the man-eater shark; SEA'-SHELL, a marine shell; SEA'SHORE, the land adjacent to the sea: (law) the ground between high-water mark and low-water mark; SEA'-SHRUB, a sea-fan.--adj. SEA'SICK, affected with sickness through the rolling of a vessel at sea.--ns. SEA'SICKNESS; SEA'SIDE, the land beside the sea; SEA'-SKIM'MER, the skimmer bird; SEA'-SL[=A]T'ER, the rock-slater; SEA'-SLEEVE, a cuttle-fish; SEA'-SLUG, a nudibranch, as a doridoid: a marine gasteropod with the shell absent or rudimentary; SEA'-SNAIL, a fish of the genus Liparis, the sucker, the periwinkle; SEA'-SNAKE, a sea-serpent; SEA'-SNIPE, a sandpiper: the snipe-fish; SEA'-SOL'DIER, a marine; SEA'-SP[=I]'DER, a spider-crab; SEA'-SPLEEN'WORT, a fern--Asplenium marinum; SEA'-SQUID, a cuttle-fish; SEA'-SQUIRT, any tunicate or ascidian--also SEA'-PERCH, SEA'-PEAR, SEA'-PORK; SEA'-STICK, a herring cured at sea at once; SEA'-STOCK, fresh provisions for use at sea; SEA'-STRAW'BERRY, a kind of polyp; SEA'-SUN'FLOWER, a sea-anemone; SEA'-SUR'GEON, one of a family of spiny-rayed Teleostean fishes living in tropical seas, esp. near coral-reefs--the name refers esp. to the members of the genus Acanthurus, characterised by a lancet-like spine ensheathed on each side of the tail; SEA'-SWALL'OW, a tern: the stormy petrel; SEA'-SWINE, a porpoise: the sea-hog: the ballan-wrasse; SEA'-TANG, sea-tangle; SEA'-TAN'GLE, one of several species of seaweeds, esp. of genus Laminaria; SEA'-TENCH, the black sea-bream; SEA'-TERM, a word used by sailors or peculiar to ships or sailing; SEA'-THONG, a cord-like seaweed; SEA'-TIT'LING, the shore-pipit or sea-lark; SEA'-TOAD, the sea-frog: the sculpin: the great spider-crab; SEA'-TOR'TOISE, a sea-turtle.--adj. SEA'-TOST (Shak.), tossed upon or by the sea.--ns. SEA'-TROUT, a popular name for various species of the genus Salmo, but esp. for the common Salmo trutta; SEA'-TRUM'PET, a medieval musical instrument similar to the monochord: (bot.) a large seaweed; SEA'-TURN, a gale from the sea; SEA'-TUR'TLE, the sea-pigeon: a tortoise; SEA'-UMBRELL'A, a pennatulaceous polyp; SEA'-[=U]'NICORN, the narwhal; SEA'-UR'CHIN, one of a class of Echinoderms, some with the body symmetrical and nearly globular (Echinus), others heart-shaped (Spatangus), others shield-shaped and flattened (Clypeaster)--in all cases the body walled in by continuous plates of lime; SEA'-VAM'PIRE, a devil-fish or manta; SEA'VIEW, a picture of a scene at sea; SEA'-WALL, a wall to keep out the sea.--adj. SEA'-WALLED, surrounded by the sea.--n. SEA'-WANE, wampum.--adj. SEA'WARD, towards the sea.--adv. towards or in the direction of the sea.--adjs. SEA'WARD-BOUND, outward-bound, as a vessel leaving harbour; SEA'WARD-GAZ'ING, gazing or looking towards the sea.--n. SEA'-WARE, that which is thrown up by the sea on the shore, as seaweed, &c.--n.pl. SEA'-WASH'BALLS, the egg-cases of the common whelk.--ns. SEA'-WA'TER, water from the sea; SEA'-WAY, progress made by a vessel through the waves; SEA'WEED, a general and popular name applied to a vast collection of lower plant-forms growing on the seacoast from high-water mark (or a little above that limit) to a depth of from 50 to 100 fathoms (rarely deeper), and all belonging to the sub-class of the Thallophyta, to which the name Algæ has been given; SEA'-WHIP, any alcyonarian like black coral; SEA'-WHIP'CORD, a common form of seaweed, sea-thong; SEA'-WHIS'TLE, the seaweed whose bladders are used by children as whistles; SEA'-WIFE, a kind of wrasse; SEA'-WILL'OW, a polyp with slender branches like the osier; SEA'-WING, a wing-shell: a sail; SEA'-WITH'-WIND, a species of bindweed; SEA'-WOLD, an imaginary tract like a wold under the sea; SEA'-WOLF, the wolf-fish: the sea-elephant: a viking, a pirate; SEA'-WOOD'COCK, the bar-tailed godwit; SEA'-WOOD'LOUSE, a sea-slater: a chiton; SEA'-WORM, a marine annelid; SEA'-WORM'WOOD, a saline plant found on European shores.--adj. SEA'WORTHY, fit for sea, able to endure stormy weather.--ns. SEA'WORTHINESS; SEA'-WRACK, coarse seaweeds of any kind.--AT FULL SEA, at full tide; AT SEA, away from land: on the ocean: astray; GO TO SEA, to become a sailor; HALF-SEAS OVER, half-drunk; HEAVY SEA, a sea in which the waves run high; HIGH SEAS, the open ocean; IN A SEA-WAY, in the position of a vessel when a heavy sea is running; MAIN SEA, the ocean; MOLTEN SEA, the great brazen laver of 1 Kings, vii. 23-26; SHIP A SEA, to have a large wave washing in; SHORT SEA, a sea in which the waves are choppy, irregular, and interrupted; THE FOUR SEAS, those bounding Great Britain. [A.S. s['æ]; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. sö.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Expanse of salt water that covers most of earth\'s surface& encloses its continents& islands, the ocean, any part of this as opposed to dry land or fresh water, (by s. & land; at the bottom of the s.; jumped into the s.; on the s., in ship &c., also situated on s.-shore; go to s., become sailor; follow the s., be sailor; put to s., leave port or land; arm of the s., deep gulf; at s., away from& esp. out of sight of land, also fig. =perplexed, not knowing conditions &c. or what to do; between devil& deep s.; as good fish in the s.; when the s. gives up its dead, at the resurrection; also pl. in same sense, as beyond, over, s. or ss., to or in countries separated by s.; the high ss., the open s. outside the three-mile limit to which nearest country\'s jurisdiction extends; mistress of the s. or ss., chief naval power at any time); particular tract of s. partly or sometimes wholly enclosed by land& usu. distinguished by special name (the North, Mediterranean, Caspian, Dead, S.; inland s., entirely landlocked as the Caspian, also rarely of great fresh-water lakes; closed s.,=mare clausum; the four ss., those enclosing Great Britain); local motion or state of the s., swell, great billow, (a heavy s., with great waves; ss. mountains high; of boat &c. ship a s., be flooded by a wave; long s., with long regular waves; short s., choppy& irregularly agitated; half ss. over, having drunk too much); vast quantity or expanse of (a s. of troubles, care, flame, upturned faces; also pl., as ss. of blood, ruthless bloodshed); (bibl.) brazen or molten s., =laver; (attrib. & in comb.) living or used in or on, of, near, like, the s. (often prefixed to name of animal, fruit, &c., to form name of marine thing with merely superficial resemblance to what it is named after, as s.-canary, -cucumber, -fox, -raven, below); s.-acorn, barnacle; s.-air, air at s.-side esp. as recommended for invalids &c.; s.-anchor, DRAG-anchor; s.-anemone; s.-angel, angelfish; s.-arrow, flying squid; s.-asparagus, kind of soft-shelled crab; s.-barrow, skate\'s eggcase; s.-bathing, in s.; s.-bear, polar bear, also kind of fur-seal; s.-bells, seashore bindweed; s.-belt, sweet fucus, a seaweed with belt-like fronds; seaboard, sea-shore, coast region, line of coast; s.-boat, ship &c. of specified seagoing qualities (is a good, bad, &c., s.-b.); s.-born, born of the s. (poet., esp. of Aphrodite); s.-borne, conveyed by s. (s.-b. commerce, goods); s.-bow, rainbow effect in s.-spray; sea-breeze, blowing landward from s. esp. during day in alternation with land-breeze at night; s.-breeze, any breeze at s.; s.-calf, common seal; s.-canary, white whale (from its whistling); s.-captain, (poet., rhet.) great sailor or commander at sea, (in ord. use, chiefly where army-captain is to be excluded) past or present captain of ship in navy or merchant service; s.-change, transformation (w. ref. to Tempest I. II. 400); s.-chestnut, s.-urchin; s.-cloth, used in theatre to represent shore; s.-coal archaic, coal (orig. of coal brought from Newcastle by sea, opp. charcoal &c.); s.-coast; s.-colander, brown seaweed with fronds perforated like colander; s.-cook, naut, term of abuse; s.-cow, sirenian, also walrus; s.-crow, kind of gull; s.-cucumber, any holothurian, esp. beche-de-mer; s.-devil, kinds of fish; s.-dog, kinds of seal, also dogfish, also old sailor (esp. of the Elizabethan sea-captains), & see seadog; s.-eagle, kinds of fishing eagle, also osprey; s.-ear, ormer; s. elephant, large kind of seal with proboscis; s.-fan, kind of coral; sea-faring a. & n., traversing the s. esp. habitually (s.-f. man, sailor), so seafarer n. (rare); s.-fennel, samphire; s.-fight, between war-ships; s.-flower, s.-anemone; s.-fog, caused by difference of land& s. temperature& extending only short way inland; s.-fowl; s.-fox, long-tailed shark; s.-front, part of town facing s.; s.-furbelow, kinds of brown seaweed; s.-gauge, ship\'s draught, also kind of sounding-instrument; s.-gherkin, s.-cucumber; s.-gilliflower, s.-pink; s.-girt, surrounded by sea (poet., rhet., of island &c.); s.-god (dess); seagoing, (of ship) for crossing s. not coasting, (of person) seafaring; s.-grape, shrub allied to firs, also gulf-weed, also (pl.) cuttle-fish-eggs; s.-green a. & n., (of) bluish green as of s.; s.-gull; s.-hedgehog, s.-urchin; s.-hog, porpoise; s.-horse, creature harnessed to s.-god\'s chariot having horse\'s head& fish\'s tail, also walrus, also hippocampus; s.-kale, kind of colewort with young shoots used as table vegetable; s.-kidney, kidney-shaped polypidom; s.-king, medieval Scandinavian pirate chief; s.-lace, kind of seaweed with long cordlike fronds; s.-lawyer, (naut. term of contempt for) captious person; s.-legs, ability to walk on deck of rolling ship (has not yet got his s.-l.); s.-lemon, a yellow oval molluse; s.-leopard, kinds of spotted seal; s.-level, level continuous with that of s. half-way between high& low water (also mean s.-l.) as used in reckoning height of hills &c. & for barometric standard (corrected to s.-l.); s.-lily, crinoid; s.-line, horizon at s.; s.-lion, kinds of large eared seal, esp. one with mane; seaman (pl. -men), sailor, (Nav.) sailor below rank of officer (ABLE-bodied s.-m.; ordinary s.-m., below rating of A.B.), person expert in practical management of ship, good, bad, no, &c., navigator, whence seamanlike, seamanly, aa., seamanship (3) n.; s.-mark, beacon, lighthouse, &c., or elevated conspicuous object, used to direct course at s.; s.-mat, polyzoan forming flat matted coralline; s.-melon, kind of holothurian; s.-mew, gull; s.-mile, geographical mile; s.-monster, any huge, terrible, or strange s.-animal; s.-moss, mosslike polyzoan or seaweed; s.-mouse, an iridescent s.-worm; s.-mud, saline deposit of salt marshes &c. used as manure; s.-necklace, string of whelk egg-cases; s.-needle, garfish; s.-nettle, jelly-fish; s.-nymph; s.-oak, kind of seaweed; s.-ooze, s.-mud; s.-orange, globose orange-coloured holothurian; s.-orb, globe-fish; s.-owl, =lump; s.-ox, walrus; s.-pad, starfish; s.-parrot, puffin; s.-pass, neutral ship\'s passport in time of war; s.-pay, for active service at s.; s.-peach, -pear, kinds of ascidium; s.-pen, feather-shaped polyp; s.-pie, sailors pie of salt meat &c., also a shore-bird, the oyster-catcher; s.-piece, picture of scene at s.; s.-piet, s.-pie (bird); s.-pig, porpoise, also dugong; s.-pike, garfish, hake, & other fish; s.-pilot, s.-pie (bird); s.-pincushion, skate\'s egg-case; s.-pink, common coast-flower, thrift; s.-poacher, a small fish; seaport, town with harbour; s.-pumpkin, s.-melon; s.-purse, skate\'s egg-case; s.-raven, sculpin; s.-robin, red gurnard; s.-room, clear space at s. allowing ship to turn &c.; s.-rover, pirate or piratical ship; s.-salt, got by evaporating s.-water; s.-scape, s.-piece; s.-serpent, kinds of snake living in sea, also (the s.-s.) enormous serpentine s.-monster occasionally reported as seen but disbelieved in by naturalists; s.-shore, land close to s., (Law) space between high& low water marks; seasick, vomiting or inclined to vomit from motion of ship &c., whence seasickness n.; seaside, places or some unspecified place close to s. as permanent or esp. as holiday residence (do you like the s.-s.?; must go to the s.-s.); s.-slceve, cuttlefish; s.-snail, small slimy fish, the unctuous sucker, also periwinkle or similar shellfish; s.-snipe, the dunlin, also the snipe-fish; s.-squirt, any ascidium; s.-strawberry, kind of polyp; s.-sunflower, s.-anemone; s.-swallow, tern; s.-tang (le), kinds of seaweed; s.-toad, the angler; s.-urchin, echinus; s.-wall, wall or embankment made to check encroachment of s.; s.-ware, seaweed collected for manure or other uses; s.-water; s.-way, ship\'s progress, also place where ship lies in rough water (in a s.-w.); seaweed, any alga or other plant growing in s.; s.-whip, whipshaped coral; s.-whipcord, kind of seaweed; s.-wife, fish allied to wrasse; s.-wind, s.-breeze (1st sense); s.-wing, a bivalve mollusc; sea-with wind, s.-bells; s.-wolf, s.-elephant, also kinds of fish, also viking or pirate; seaworthy, (of ship) in fit state to put to s., strong& well rigged &c., whence seaworthiness n. Hence seaward a., adv., & n., seawards adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. s.-plane, hydroplane, esp. one of those employed as naval scouts. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Anglo Saxon, German, Icelandic] One of the larger bodies of salt walter, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface;—an inland body of water; a lake; — the ocean;—the swell of the ocean or other body of water in a tempest;-a high wave or billow ; a surge;—colloquially, a large quantity ; a body or volume;—also, a state of disturbance. Cabinet Dictionary

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