Meaning of SEA in English



Pronunciation: ' s ē

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English see, from Old English s ǣ ; akin to Old High German s ē sea, Gothic saiws

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a great body of salt water that covers much of the earth broadly : the waters of the earth as distinguished from the land and air b : a body of salt water of second rank more or less landlocked <the Mediterranean sea > c : OCEAN d : an inland body of water ― used especially for names of such bodies <the Caspian Sea >

2 a : surface motion on a large body of water or its direction also : a large swell or wave ― often used in plural <heavy sea s > b : the disturbance of the ocean or other body of water due to the wind

3 : something likened to the sea especially in vastness <a sea of faces>

4 : the seafaring life

5 : 3 MARE

– sea adjective

– at sea

1 : on the sea specifically : on a sea voyage


– to sea : to or on the open waters of the sea

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.