Meaning of SEA in English



a sea cliff

The birds breed mainly on sea cliffs and in sea caves.

a sea mist

Alice sailed into a small patch of sea mist.

a seabird/sea bird

Sea birds are often the victims of oil spills.

a sea/marine creature ( also an ocean creature )

The first living creatures were marine creatures.

a sea/ocean breeze

The boats were moving up and down in the sea breeze.

a sea/ocean view (= a view of the sea )

I’d like a room with a sea view.

air freight...sea freight

We’ll send your personal belongings by air freight and your furniture by sea freight.

an ocean/sea/river current

Ocean currents carry young fish out to sea.

by air/sea/land/road/rail etc

All supplies are transported by air.

deep sea/freshwater/saltwater fishing

find/get your sea legs

I felt awful yesterday. But, thankfully, I’ve found my sea legs now.

high seas

hill/sea/ground fog

Rain was forecast, along with hill fog.

lost at sea

Peter was lost at sea when his ship sank.

paddling in the sea

children paddling in the sea

river/sea fish

Pike are river fish.

sea air

sea anemone

sea breeze

sea captain

sea change

a sea change in attitudes

sea dog

sea floor

sea lane

sea legs

I felt awful yesterday. But, thankfully, I’ve found my sea legs now.

sea level

1,000 m above sea level

sea lion

sea mile

sea mist

sea power

sea salt

sea urchin

send sth by post/sea/air etc

Monday is the last day to send cards by post to arrive by Christmas.

the edge of the sea (= the land next to the sea )

The castle stands on the edge of the sea.

the open sea (= part of the sea away from land )

A shoal of fish swam past heading for the open sea .

the sea/mountain/country air

the salty smell of the sea air

the sea/river bottom

fish living on the sea bottom

travel/motion/car/sea etc sickness (= sickness that some people get while travelling )




He looked out of the aeroplane window down at the warm blue sea below.

On the other side is the mosaic-tiled bath, as blue as the sea , beneath a cascade of tropical plants.

Golden sand and blue sea , and in the clear blue sky a promise of summer.

But looking out over the blue sea , we knew there was yet somewhere farther.

Palm trees are swaying in the breeze, skies are blue and the sea is even bluer.

Is the inescapable conclusion, therefore, that the régime finds itself between the devil and the deep blue sea ?

Look closer and see a house tucked into a mountainside overlooking a stark blue sea .


Neil Croll, Allestree, Derby I saw an upside-down rainbow caused by the reflection of the sun on a calm sea .

De Macon's ship went to Brittany and back, the voyage helped by fair winds and calm seas .

I was deeply thankful that the accident had occurred on a sunny day and with a calm sea .

He wrote of the calm sea at St Malo, the pink sky, the sweet air.

The calm summer seas turn stormy.

Large swell waves may be present with an absolutely calm sea or even with light offshore winds in the opposite direction.

Through scattered clouds the sun shone brightly upon the calm blue sea .


Some colonised the deep seas where there was little light and lost their eyes altogether.

Now Ian caught up with us aboard a well-equipped deep-sea game-fishing boat hired from Shimoda to take his farewell pictures.

Material suitable for deep sea dumping included sewage sludge, industrial waste, and toxic ashes left after the incineration of garbage.

There is no real boundary to the part of the planet I think of as the deep sea .

All watersports, with the exception of scuba diving and deep sea fishing are complimentary to guests of the hotel.

I prefer the more austere skeletons of the corals that live frugal, ancient lives in the deep sea .

Hurlbert and her husband, Eric, planned a weekend outing of scuba diving and deep sea fishing.


Really heavy seas can force cancellation of services.

Colored flags flapped in a heavy sea wind.

What I did was to teeter from side to side like a tall mast on a small ship in a heavy sea .

It would be much worse when we were in a heavy sea , when the entire cabin could flood.

In May at least 20 were reported drowned in a similar incident in heavy seas .

He treads water in heavy seas , yelling to search planes overhead.

In the echoing corridors the booming of the heavy sea formed a constant background.


Have you had any memorable adventures on the high seas ?

The crew abandoned the tug, forcing the Coast Guard to send a swimmer out in high seas to rescue them.

They were neither accurate nor able to run true against the assault of changing temperature on the high seas .

The city of Belfast has a magnificent setting, ringed by high hills, sea lough and river valley.

They swim and they dance and they cruise the high seas .

Confounding the king's enemies by slipping ghost-like through these arid wastes as once our ancestors held sway over the high seas .

Isaac resembled a captain at the helm in high seas .


The third race, for the Campkin Cup, was back on the open sea in light conditions.

Stultz relinquished the controls to Gordon, and Slim headed northeast across the open sea .

Ideally on the open sea you should carry a flare pack.

This pattern is readily apparent whenever researchers look at the sculpted surface of the open sea .

A thirty-pound tuna swam past, heading for the open sea .

In front a simple porch offered a spectacular vista of coconut-fringed beach, lagoon, and open sea beyond.

Rescuers have tried unsuccessfully to drive them out into the open sea using a line of boats with their engines running.

Remember, she is open to the sea at the base.


Unfortunately, the London's pilot was fatally wounded, but his co-pilot managed to alight in a very rough sea .

The equity department weathered not only rough seas but rejection as well.

A free country in a free world is always at risk from high winds and rough seas .

He sat at an ordinary table, to which the plates were clipped, as aboard ship in a rough sea .

But the yacht would be a pounding hell if caught out in a rough sea .

Sebastian Cermeno, went down in rough seas in 1595, along with at least seven sailors.

It took a bishop called Wilfred, who was driven on to the Sussex coast by rough seas , to make the breakthrough.

Dawn revealed that the rough seas had once again snapped the hogging trusses which sagged pitifully on each side of the raft.



After the stale fug in the tiny cabin, she gulped down the clean sea air , the car window wide open.

He gave me to understand that the bamboo beetle would soon be killed off by the sea air .

Hunger and a need for sea air drove Ruth down to the Puerto de Pollensa.

Nothing ever really dried out now that it was so thoroughly impregnated by salt sea air .

Near the coast also the sea air reduces the cold of late winter and spring.

A few days of sea air would not hurt them.

Swore the sea air was doing his health good.

That was back when our unofficial city aroma was strong coffee and sea air , not urine.


Why the sea anemone stays there and whether it gains anything from this relationship is not known.

These rocks also stirred with novel species of eyeless shrimp, white crabs, translucent sea anemones and large, pink fish.

A hermit crab carrying a sea anemone around on its shell.

These and certain sea anemones often leave a mucous trail that, upon dissolving in water, gives off a characteristic odor.

I have reached for slimy sea anemones that slipped out of my hand like soap.


Their army flees on to the exposed sea bed , and there gets bogged down.

The bell was now lowered very gradually, as she would be from here to the sea bed .

While nodules are loose deposits, lying on the sea bed , sulphides are massive deposits below the ocean floor.

Here the waters are split and piled up either side of a pathway across the sea bed .

This accumulates on the sea bed as coral sand.

The slimy floor of shifting sediment is useless to young oysters in search of a hard sea bed for a lifetime's home.

These were most likely to have been zeroed by the action of sunlight prior to their deposition on the sea bed .


The sea bottom is stony, so we strongly recommend you always sail with something on your feet.

Cruising underwater, you see pale outlines of the irregular sea bottom .

Species somewhat resembling that shown are numerous in the Tertiary marine formations, and similar species live today in sandy sea bottoms .

If the photographs are to be believed, the water is azure blue and clear to the sea bottom .

Fisheries are sustained by the plankton which depends upon a constant re-cycling of nutrients stirred up from the sea bottom .


Best established among them is the older Hyatt Cancun Caribe whose pools and beach are cooled by gentle sea breezes .

The sunlight glimmered off these blades and when the sea breeze swept through they rippled like sequins on a party dress.

The air, fresh and cold, smelled to her as sweet as a sea breeze .

Soon he would smell the first sour tang of winter on the sea breezes .

Open windows receive the sea breeze rolling off the glistening sea.

The best beaches are to be found in the south and east, lapped by gentle clear waters and warm sea breezes .

The same can occur in the hot, dry winds of summer, especially on the beach where sea breezes are active.


The engineer differs from the trader much as the general differs from the sea captain .

My father was a sea captain , a pilot in the Suez Canal.

The sea captain was led down from the wharf to the beach, to stand on the platform beneath the gallows beam.

He tested them carefully over the next several years, sending them off with cooperative sea captains .

It was the old sea captain , in whose house Nils had billeted us, who told us.

And it debunked and later destroyed the reputation of a great sea captain , a good friend of my father.

To this end the sea captains contributed considerably.

They stood proud as sea captains and looked directly into my eyes, laughing.


Their increased numbers will bring about a sea change in the pattern of representation.

One effect of this sea change in the way the world works is the diminishing value of manual labor.

It seemed like a sea change .

If the Court holds fast to its abnegation of this traditional role, it could mark a sea change in federal-state relations.

Instead they show to my prejudiced eyes that the sea changes were very rapid indeed.

However, there has been a sea change in the perception of the conventions.

This political sea change coincided with the most dramatic incident to have occurred on the Hinkley Point site since it started operation.

And at that moment the intensity of the demonstration underwent a sea change .


At the outer edge of each shelf, the sea floor plunges precipitously down into the depths.

Distinguishing between active sonar returns from mines and returns from rocks and debris on the sea floor is difficult.

Later still it was found covering extensive areas of the sea floor south of Ireland.

Sonar behaves differently because sounds reverberate off the sea floor .

This creature, shaped like a slim leaf about 6 centimetres long, lives half-buried in the sand of the sea floor .

He knows that most of his bottles will become encrusted with algae and settle to the sea floor .

Though they cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, the rocks of the sea floor are virtually inaccessible.

Tiny oceanic microorganisms solidify carbon and oxygen gases dissolved in sea water to produce a salt which settles on the sea floor .


The net result could be a rise in sea levels by just a few millimetres.

Without mountain building and other vertical rejuvenation all land would eventually be reduced to sea level .

Most of the great cities are near sea level .

Despite the fact that Johannesburg is situated some 5,000 feet above sea level , I felt comfortable.

Even modest elevations of sea level therefore can threaten many major population centers.

The aft tank pump feeds the engines via an accumulator to give thirty seconds of full-power inverted flight at sea level .

Pot-growing and planting in good soil near sea level made all the difference.


It's a great place from which to watch killer whales and sea lions .

Sea Lion Overlook, for a view of sea lions and harbor seals.

Nearby is Sea World, the home of sea lions , killer whales and other marine animals which perform before entranced audiences.

The use of the sea lions is a great leap forward in whale-tracking technology, Hurley said.

But as if to allay our disappointment, teams of curious sea lions kept popping up near our kayaks.

Fur seals and sea lions are restricted to the Bering Strait area and seldom enter icy waters.

Voracious consumers of fish, sea lions have been the targets of wrathful fishermen in the San Diego area.


Try using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.

Season with sea salt and white pepper.

Maldon salt is a trade name for sea salt from the many inlets on the Essex coast.

A small sailboat draws close and Captains Peleg and Bildad, both old sea salts , reluctantly leave.

Very often such cheeses are made with a vegetarian rennet and natural sea salt .


The long spines of the sea urchins protect them from most predators.

But please, hold the sea urchin .

Water-living animals, such as fish, molluscs, sea urchins and corals, are much more promising candidates for preservation.

Thousands of fertilized sea urchin eggs, starfish and blue clams returned to Earth with the astronauts.

In either case, the sea urchins could lose a major source of food.

I know there are sharks and moray eels and barracuda and spiny sea urchins .

Cassiduloid sea urchin , Pygurus costatus, Jurassic.


Front sea view and balcony £7.75.

Supplements per person per night: Front sea view £7.25.

The Devon Coast Holiday Park enjoys sea views and has a small children's play area.

Some twin bedrooms which will have a balcony and sea view are available at a supplement.

Side sea view and balcony £2.95.

There is a fresh water pool with bar, a panoramic sunbathing terrace and an airy, first-floor restaurant with sea views .

Bedrooms have a balcony and side sea view .


This twice daily peristalsis creates tidal currents every six hours, pushing sea water first north, then south.

If a fresh supply of sea water is needed, one of the commercial salt water mixes can be used.

There is a private lift down to the sea water swimming pool and sun terrace.

Every mouth was a little round pool of sea water .

Government scientists believe the action of sea water will destroy the bacteria.

Tiny oceanic microorganisms solidify carbon and oxygen gases dissolved in sea water to produce a salt which settles on the sea floor.

And he had swallowed so much sea water he wanted to vomit.



It seemed as if she was facing a sea of glittering gowns.

The other side faced the open sea .

Brighton Marina, luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments facing sea and boats.

She pointed him to a bridge table set up to face the sea .

She faced out to sea and saw nothing but the impression of Fernando's tortured features before her misty eyes.

He turned to face the sea .

One stands naked facing front with her arms raised around her head which turns to face the sea .

Sepulchers face the sea , as on the mainland, but on this tiny island death seems everywhere.


The once ubiquitous family car is becoming lost in a sea of other vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

After all, a ship lost at sea is a tragedy, but not so unusual.

While drinking our essential morning tea and coffee we were lost in a sea of women in traditional dress with castanets.

She claimed she had somehow been placed on an ocean liner that had lost its way at sea .

The bodies of the other sailors were lost in the sea .

But although it recovered the land, it lost control of the sea .

Hugh, her eldest son, at first believed to have been lost at sea but who later reappears.

The uncle who had run away, hoping to get to sea , was later lost at sea.


air/sea power

The outcome will be decided by air power .

But the escalating crisis may now force Western leaders to use military air power to protect relief efforts.

For Mahan sea power was critical, for Mackinder a particular land mass.

Government air power has prevented the rebels from attacking N'Djamena directly.

Robert sat nearby doing a term paper on the history of air power .

Strategic air power had all but won the Second World War.

The cheapest and simplest method will be the air powered sponge filter.

The most difficult strategic question was whether sea power was any longer the foundation upon which the Three Pillars could continue to stand.

between the devil and the deep blue sea

heavy seas

The ship went down in heavy seas off the coast of Scotland.

A 20-knot northeast wind was raising heavy seas.

At the time there were very heavy seas.

He treads water in heavy seas, yelling to search planes overhead.

In May at least 20 were reported drowned in a similar incident in heavy seas.

Really heavy seas can force cancellation of services.

Search and rescue efforts were hampered Friday by rain and heavy seas.

The boat was making very slow progress in heavy seas.

The whole service has taken some five and a half hours in gale force winds and heavy seas.

the Aral Sea

the Baltic Sea

the Barents Sea

the high seas

the sea floor

there are plenty more fish in the sea

water-borne/sea-borne/air-borne etc


The war escalated, on the ground, in the air, and at sea .

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