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      n   any of various anthozoan coelenterates of the genus Pennatula and related genera, forming fleshy feather-like colonies in warm seas: order Pennatulacea  
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a    usually preceded by: the   the mass of salt water on the earth's surface as differentiated from the land  
   Related adjs       marine       maritime       thalassic  
b    (as modifier)  
sea air     
2    cap when part of place name  
a    one of the smaller areas of ocean  
the Irish Sea     
b    a large inland area of water  
the Caspian Sea     
3    turbulence or swell, esp. of considerable size  
heavy seas     
4    cap when part of a name     (Astronomy)   any of many huge dry plains on the surface of the moon  
   See also       mare   2  
5    anything resembling the sea in size or apparent limitlessness  
6    the life or career of a sailor (esp. in the phrase follow the sea)  
7    at sea  
a    on the ocean  
b    in a state of confusion  
8    go to sea   to become a sailor  
9    put (out) to sea   to embark on a sea voyage  
     (Old English sæ; related to Old Norse sær, Old Frisian se, Gothic saiws, Old High German seo)  

Adriatic Sea  
      n   an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula  
Aegean Sea  
      n   an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey  
air-sea rescue  
      n   an air rescue at sea  
Amundsen Sea  
      n   a part of the South Pacific Ocean, in Antarctica off Byrd Land  
Andaman Sea  
      n   part of the Bay of Bengal, between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Malay Peninsula  
Arabian Sea  
      n   the NW part of the Indian Ocean, between Arabia and India  
Arafura Sea  
      n   a part of the W Pacific Ocean, between N Australia and SW New Guinea  
Aral Sea  
      n   a lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of 40% of its area between 1967 and 1987. Area: about 64750 sq. km (25000 sq. miles),   (Also called)    Lake Aral  
Baltic Sea  
      n   a sea in N Europe, connected with the North Sea by the Skaggerak, Kattegat, and Öresund; shallow, with low salinity and small tides  
Banda Sea  
      n   a part of the Pacific in Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea  
Barents Sea  
      n   a part of the Arctic Ocean, bounded by Norway, Russia, and the islands of Novaya Zemlya, Spitsbergen, and Franz Josef Land  
     (named after Willem Barents (1550--97) Dutch navigator and explorer)  
Beaufort Sea  
      n   part of the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of North America  
Bellingshausen Sea  
      n   an area of the S Pacific Ocean off the coast of Antarctica  
     (named after Fabian Gottlieb Bellingshausen (1778--1852), Russian explorer)  
Bering Sea  
      n   a part of the N Pacific Ocean, between NE Siberia and Alaska. Area: about 2275000 sq. km (878000 sq. miles)  
      n   a resort in S England, in East Sussex on the English Channel. Pop.: 38905 (1991)  
Black Sea  
      n   an inland sea between SE Europe and Asia: connected to the Aegean Sea by the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, and to the Sea of Azov by the Kerch Strait. Area: about 415000 sq. km (160000 sq. miles),   (Also called)    Euxine Sea     (Ancient name)    Pontus Euxinus  
Caribbean Sea  
      n   an almost landlocked sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, bounded by the Caribbean islands, Central America, and the N coast of South America. Area: 2718200 sq. km (1049500 sq. miles)  
Caspian Sea  
      n   a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland sea in the world; fed mainly by the River Volga. Area: 394299 sq. km (152239 sq. miles)  
Celebes Sea  
      n   the part of the Pacific Ocean between Sulawesi, Borneo, and Mindanao  
China Sea  
      n   part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of China: divided by Taiwan into the East China Sea in the north and the South China Sea in the south  
Chukchi Sea  
      n   part of the Arctic Ocean, north of the Bering Strait between Asia and North America,   (Russian name)    Chukotskoye More     (Also called)    Chukots Sea  
Coral Sea  
      n   the SW arm of the Pacific, between Australia, New Guinea, and Vanuatu  
Dead Sea  
      n   a lake between Israel and Jordan, 397 m (1302 ft.) below sea level: the lowest lake in the world, with no outlet and very high salinity. Area: 1020 sq. km (394 sq. miles)  
Dead Sea Scrolls  
      pl n   a collection of manuscripts in Hebrew and Aramaic discovered in caves near the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956. They are widely held to have been written between about 100 b.c. and 68 a.d. and provide important biblical evidence  
      n   modifier   of, found in, or characteristic of the deep parts of the sea  
deep-sea fishing     
East China Sea  
      n   part of the N Pacific, between the E coast of China and the Ryukyu Islands  
Euxine Sea  
      n      another name for the       Black Sea  
Flores Sea  
      n   a part of the Pacific Ocean in Indonesia between Celebes and the Lesser Sunda Islands  
Greenland Sea  
      n   the S part of the Arctic Ocean, off the NE coast of Greenland  
head sea  
      n   a sea in which the waves run directly against the course of a ship  
Icarian Sea  
      n   the part of the Aegean Sea between the islands of Patmos and Leros and the coast of Asia Minor, where, according to legend, Icarus fell into the sea  
Inland Sea  
      n   a sea in SW Japan, between the islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu,   (Japanese name)    Seto Naikai  
international sea and swell scale  
      n      another name for the       Douglas scale  
Ionian Sea  
      n   the part of the Mediterranean Sea between SE Italy, E Sicily, and Greece  
Irish Sea  
      n   an arm of the North Atlantic Ocean between Great Britain and Ireland  
Kara Sea  
      n   a shallow arm of the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of Russia: ice-free for about three months of the year  
Laptev Sea  
      n   a shallow arm of the Arctic Ocean, along the N coast of Russia between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands,   (Former name)    Nordenskjöld Sea  
mean sea level  
      n   (in the United Kingdom) the sea level used by the Ordnance Survey as a datum level, determined at Newlyn in Cornwall  
   See       sea level  
Mediterranean Sea  
      n   a large inland sea between S Europe, N Africa, and SW Asia: linked with the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea by the Suez Canal, and with the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, and Bosporus; many ancient civilizations developed around its shores. Greatest depth: 4770 m (15900 ft.). Length: (west to east) over 3700 km (2300 miles). Greatest width: about 1368 km (850 miles). Area: (excluding the Black Sea) 2512300 sq. km (970000 sq. miles),   (Ancient name)    Mare Internum  
Nordenskjöld Sea  
      n      the former name of the       Laptev Sea  
     (named after N. A. E. Nordenskjöld)  
North Sea  
      n   an arm of the Atlantic between Great Britain and the N European mainland. Area: about 569800 sq. km (220000 sq. miles),   (Former name)    German Ocean  
North-Sea gas  
      n   (in Britain) natural gas obtained from deposits below the North Sea  
Norwegian Sea  
      n   part of the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Norway  
Philippine Sea  
      n   part of the NW Pacific Ocean, east and north of the Philippines  
Red Sea  
      n   a long narrow sea between Arabia and NE Africa, linked with the Mediterranean in the north by the Suez Canal and with the Indian Ocean in the south: occasionally reddish in appearance through algae. Area: 438000 sq. km (169000 sq. miles)  
Ross Sea  
      n   a large arm of the S Pacific in Antarctica, incorporating the Ross Ice Shelf and lying between Victoria Land and the Edward VII Peninsula  
Sargasso Sea  
      n   a calm area of the N Atlantic, between the Caribbean and the Azores, where there is an abundance of floating seaweed of the genus Sargassum  
sea anchor  
      n     (Nautical)   any device, such as a bucket or canvas funnel, dragged in the water to keep a vessel heading into the wind or reduce drifting  
sea anemone  
      n   any of various anthozoan coelenterates, esp. of the order Actiniaria, having a polypoid body with oral rings of tentacles  
   See also       actinia  
sea aster  
      n   a composite perennial plant of salt marshes, Aster tripolium, having yellow and purple flowers like those of the related Michaelmas daisy  
sea bag  
      n   a canvas bag, closed by a line threaded through grommets at the top, used by a seaman for his belongings  
sea bass  
      n   any of various American coastal percoid fishes of the genus Centropristes and related genera, such as C. striatus (black sea bass), having an elongated body with a long spiny dorsal fin almost divided into two: family Serranidae  
sea beet  
      n   a name for the wild form of Beta vulgaris  
   See       beet  
sea bird  
      n   a bird such as a gull, that lives on the sea  
sea biscuit  
      n      another term for       hardtack  
sea bream  
      n   any sparid fish, esp. Pagellus centrodontus, of European seas, valued as a food fish  
sea breeze  
      n   a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp. during the day when the land surface is warmer  
sea buckthorn  
      n   a thorny Eurasian shrub, Hippophaë rhamnoides, growing on sea coasts and having silvery leaves and orange fruits: family Elaeagnaceae  
sea butterfly  
      n      another name for       pteropod  
sea captain  
      n   the master of a ship, usually a merchant ship  
sea change  
      n   a seemingly magical change, as brought about by the action of the sea  
     (coined by Shakespeare, in Ariel's song ``Full Fathom Five'' in The Tempest (1611))  
sea chest  
      n   a usually large firm chest used by a sailor for storing personal property  
sea cow  
1    any sirenian mammal, such as a dugong or manatee  
2       an archaic name for       walrus  
sea cucumber  
      n   any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having an elongated body covered with a leathery skin and bearing a cluster of tentacles at the oral end. They usually creep on the sea bed or burrow in sand  
     (C17: so named because of its cucumber-like shape)  
sea dog  
      n   an experienced or old sailor  
sea duck  
      n   any of various large diving ducks, such as the eider and the scoter, that occur along coasts  
sea eagle  
      n   any of various fish-eating eagles that live near the sea, esp. Haliaetus albicilla (European sea eagle or white-tailed eagle) having a brown plumage and white tail  
      n      another name for the       ormer       1  
sea elephant  
      n      another name for       elephant seal  
sea fan  
      n   any of various corals of the genus Gorgonia and related genera, having a treelike or fan-shaped horny skeleton: order Gorgonacea (gorgonians)  
sea fir  
      n      another name for       hydroid       3  
sea foam  
1    foam formed on the surface of the sea  
2       a former name for       meerschaum       1  
sea fret  
      n   a wet mist or haze coming inland from the sea  
Literary   surrounded by the sea  
sea gooseberry  
      n   any of various ctenophores of the genus Pleurobrachia and related genera, having a rounded body with longitudinal rows of cilia and hairlike tentacles  
sea green  
a    a moderate green colour, sometimes with a bluish or yellowish tinge  
b    (as adj.)  
a sea-green carpet     
sea hare  
      n   any of various marine gastropods of the order Aplysiomorpha (or Anaspidea), esp. Aplysia punctata, having a soft body with an internal shell and two pairs of earlike tentacles  
sea heath  
      n   a small tough perennial plant, Frankenia laevis, of Eurasian salt marshes, having minute leaves and pink flowers: family Frankeniaceae  
sea holly  
      n   a European umbelliferous plant, Eryngium maritimum, of sandy shores, having spiny bluish-green stems and blue flowers  
sea horse  
1    any marine teleost fish of the temperate and tropical genus Hippocampus, having a bony-plated body, a prehensile tail, and a horselike head and swimming in an upright position: family Syngnathidae (pipefishes)  
2       an archaic name for the       walrus  
3    a fabled sea creature with the tail of a fish and the front parts of a horse  
sea-island cotton  
1    a cotton plant, Gossypium barbadense, of the Sea Islands, widely cultivated for its fine long fibres  
2    the fibre of this plant or the material woven from it  
Sea Islands  
      pl n   a chain of islands in the Atlantic off the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida  
sea kale  
      n   a European coastal cruciferous plant, Crambe maritima, with broad fleshy leaves and white flowers: cultivated for its edible asparagus-like shoots  
   Compare       kale  
sea king  
      n   any of the greater Viking pirate chiefs who led raids on the coasts of early medieval Europe  
sea lace  
      n   a brown seaweed, Chorda filum, that grows on stones under sandy bottoms and produces chordlike fronds up to 8.5 metres (28 ft.) long  
sea ladder  
      n   a rope ladder, set of steps, etc., by which a boat may be boarded at sea  
sea lamprey  
      n   a common anadromous lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, a form of which occurs in the Great Lakes of N America and causes great losses of fish  
sea lane  
      n   an established route for ships  
sea lavender  
      n   any of numerous perennial plants of the plumbaginaceous genus Limonium, of temperate salt marshes, having spikes of white, pink, or mauve flowers, several species of which are grown as garden plants  
   See also       statice  
sea lawyer  
      n     (Nautical, slang)   a contentious seaman  
sea legs  
      pl n  
1    the ability to maintain one's balance on board ship, esp. in rough weather  
2    the ability to resist seasickness, esp. in rough weather  
sea letter  
1      (Also called)    passport   a document issued to a merchant vessel, esp. in wartime, authorizing it to leave a port or proceed freely  
2    (formerly) a document issued to a vessel in port, describing its cargo, crew, etc.  
sea lettuce  
      n   any of various green seaweeds of the genus Ulva, which have edible wavy translucent fronds  
sea level  
      n   the level of the surface of the sea with respect to the land, taken to be the mean level between high and low tide, and used as a standard base for measuring heights and depths  
sea lily  
      n   any of various sessile echinoderms, esp. of the genus Ptilocrinus, in which the body consists of a long stalk attached to a hard surface and bearing a central disc with delicate radiating arms: class Crinoidea (crinoids)  
sea lion  
      n   any of various large eared seals, such as Zalophus californianus (Californian sea lion), of the N Pacific, often used as a performing animal  
sea loch  
      n      another name for       loch       2  
Sea Lord  
      n   (in Britain) either of the two serving naval officers (First and Second Sea Lords) who sit on the admiralty board of the Ministry of Defence  
sea mat  
      n      a popular name for a       bryozoan  
sea mew  
      n      another name for       mew       2  
sea mile  
      n   a unit of distance used in navigation, defined as the length of one minute of arc, measured along the meridian, in the latitude of the position. Its actual length varies slightly with latitude but is about 1853 metres (6080 feet).,   (Symbol)    M      See also       nautical mile  
sea milkwort  
      n   a primulaceous plant, Glaux maritima, of estuary mud and seaside rocks of N temperate coasts, having trailing stems and small pink flowers,   (Also called)    saltwort, black saltwort      Compare       milkwort  
sea mouse  
      n   any of several large polychaete worms of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a broad flattened body covered dorsally with a dense mat of iridescent hairlike chaetae  
     (C16: so called because of its appearance)  
sea onion  
      n      another name for       sea squill  
sea otter  
      n   a large marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, formerly hunted for its thick dark brown fur  
sea pen  
      n   any of various anthozoan coelenterates of the genus Pennatula and related genera, forming fleshy feather-like colonies in warm seas: order Pennatulacea  
sea perch  
1    any of various marine serranid fishes, such as the bass and stone bass, that have an elongated body with a very spiny dorsal fin and occur in all except polar seas  
2       another name for       surfperch  
sea pink  
      n   another name for thrift (the plant)  
sea power  
1    a nation that possesses great naval strength  
2    the naval strength of a country or nation  
sea purse  
      n   a tough horny envelope containing fertilized eggs, produced by the female of certain sharks and skates,   (Also called)    mermaids purse  
sea purslane  
      n   a small chenopodiaceous shrub, Halimione portulacoides, of salt marshes in Eurasia and parts of Africa, having oval leaves and inconspicuous flowers  
sea ranger  
      n     (Brit)   a senior Guide training in seamanship,   (U.S. equivalent)    mariner  
sea raven  
      n   a large fish, Hemitripterus americanus, of North American Atlantic coastal waters that inflates itself with air when caught: family Cottidae (bullheads and sea scorpions)  
sea robin  
      n   any of various American gurnards of the genus Prionotus and related genera, such as P. carolinus (northern sea robin)  
sea room  
      n   sufficient space to manoeuvre a vessel  
sea salt  
      n   salt obtained by evaporation of sea water  
sea scorpion  
      n   any of various northern marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae, esp. Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion). They have a tapering body and a large head covered with bony plates and spines  
Sea Scout  
      n   a Scout belonging to any of a number of Scout troops whose main activities are canoeing, sailing, etc., and who wear sailors' caps as part of their uniform  
sea serpent  
      n   a huge legendary creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon  
sea shanty  
      n      same as       shanty   2  
sea slater  
      n   a large (2.5 cm or 1 in.) nocturnal isopod, Ligea oceanica, that lives in cracks in rocks or walls around the high-water mark  
sea slug  
      n   any of various shell-less marine gastropod molluscs, esp. those of the order Nudibranchia  
   See       nudibranch  
sea snail  
      n   any small spiny-finned fish of the family Liparidae, esp. Liparis liparis, of cold seas, having a soft scaleless tadpole-shaped body with the pelvic fins fused into a sucker,   (Also called)    snailfish  
sea snake  
      n   any venomous snake of the family Hydrophiidae, of tropical seas, that swims by means of a laterally compressed oarlike tail  
sea spider  
      n   a small marine arachnid, having four pairs of legs and somewhat resembling a spider, unusual in that the male carries the eggs once they are laid and cares for the offspring  
sea squill   , onion  
      n   a Mediterranean liliaceous plant, Urginea maritima, having dense spikes of small white flowers, and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties  
sea squirt  
      n   any minute primitive marine animal of the class Ascidiacea, most of which are sedentary, having a saclike body with openings through which water enters and leaves  
   See also       ascidian  
sea steps  
      pl n   projecting metal bars attached to a ship's side, used for boarding  
sea swallow  
      n      a popular name for       tern   1  
sea tangle  
      n   any of various brown seaweeds, esp. any of the genus Laminaria.  
sea trout  
1    a silvery marine variety of the brown trout that migrates to fresh water to spawn  
   Compare       brown trout  
2    any of several marine sciaenid fishes of the genus Cynoscion, such as C. nebulosus (spotted sea trout) and the weakfish, of North American coastal waters  
sea urchin  
      n   any echinoderm of the class Echinoidea, such as Echinus esculentus (edible sea urchin), typically having a globular body enclosed in a rigid spiny test and occurring in shallow marine waters  
sea vegetable  
      n   an edible seaweed  
sea wall  
      n   a wall or embankment built to prevent encroachment or erosion by the sea or to serve as a breakwater  
  sea-walled      adj  
sea wasp  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       box jellyfish  
sea wrack  
      n   any of various seaweeds found on the shore, esp. any of the larger species  
South China Sea  
      n   part of the Pacific surrounded by SE China, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines  
      n   a town and from 1998 a unitary authority in SE England, in SE Essex on the Thames estuary: one of England's largest resorts, extending for about 11 km (7 miles) along the coast. Pop.: 171200 (1995 est.). Area: 42 sq. km (16 sq. miles)  
South Sea Bubble  
      n     (Brit. history)   the financial crash that occurred in 1720 after the South Sea Company had taken over the national debt in return for a monopoly of trade with the South Seas, causing feverish speculation in their stocks  
     (so named because the rapid expansion and sudden collapse of investment resembled the blowing up and bursting of a bubble)  
South Sea Islands  
      pl n   the islands in the S Pacific that constitute Oceania  
Sulu Sea  
      n   part of the W Pacific between Borneo and the central Philippines  
Tasman Sea  
      n   the part of the Pacific between SE Australia and NW New Zealand  
Timor Sea  
      n   an arm of the Indian Ocean between Australia and Timor. Width: about 480 km (300 miles)  
Tyrrhenian Sea  
      n   an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily  
Weddell Sea  
      n   an arm of the S Atlantic in Antarctica  
White Sea  
      n   an almost landlocked inlet of the Barents Sea on the coast of NW Russia. Area: 90000 sq. km (34700 sq. miles)  
Yellow Sea  
      n   a shallow arm of the Pacific between Korea and NE China. Area: about 466200 sq. km (180,SP>000 sq. miles),   (Chinese name)    Hwang Hai  

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1    main, ocean, the briny     (informal)   the deep, the drink     (informal)   the waves  
2      (figurative)   abundance, expanse, mass, multitude, plethora, profusion, sheet, vast number  
3    at sea      adrift, astray, at a loss, at sixes and sevens, baffled, bewildered, confused, disoriented, lost, mystified, puzzled, upset  
4    aquatic, briny, marine, maritime, ocean, ocean-going, oceanic, pelagic, salt, saltwater, seagoing  

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A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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