What is sea?

  • (noun): A division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A sea is a large body of saline water that may be connected with an ocean or may be a large saline lake that, like the Caspian Sea, lacks a natural outlet. Sometimes the terms sea and ocean are used synonymously.

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Some articles on sea:

Quartermaster - Scouting
... The Quartermaster Award is also the highest rank in the Sea Scouts, BSA, an older youth (13-21) co-ed program ... is in the Netherlands the assistant patrol leader of a Sea Scout patrol (Bak), in Flanders it is the patrol leader of a Sea Scout patrol (Kwartier) ...
Philistines - Origins
... suggested that the Casluhite Philistines formed part of the "Sea Peoples" who repeatedly attacked Egypt during the later Nineteenth Dynasty ... of the outcome of the battles in Year 8 is the description of the fate of the Sea Peoples ... Ramses tells us that, having brought the imprisoned Sea Peoples to Egypt, he "settled them in strongholds, bound in my name ...
Maritime Archaeology - Integrating Land and Sea
... As a result, marine channels, navigable rivers and sea crossings formed the trade routes of historic and ancient civilisations ... For example, the Mediterranean Sea was known to the Romans as the inner sea because the Roman empire spread around its coasts ... Wars were fought at sea over the control of important resources ...
Crete - Physical Geography
... the second largest in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (after Cyprus) ... It is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea ...
Amber Road
... for centuries the road led from Europe to Asia and back, and from northern Africa to the Baltic Sea ... amber was transported from the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts overland by way of the Vistula and Dnieper rivers to Italy, Greece, the Black Sea, and Egypt thousands of years ago, and long after ... Czech Republic and Slovakia) to the head of the Adriatic Sea (modern Gulf of Venice) ...

More definitions of "sea":

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships.
    Example: "Sea stories"; "sea smells"; "sea traffic"
  • (noun): Anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume.
    Synonyms: ocean
  • (noun): Turbulent water with swells of considerable size.
    Example: "Heavy seas"

Famous quotes containing the word sea:

    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    The moon is door. It is a face in its own right,
    White as a knuckle and terribly upset.
    It drags the sea after it like a dark crime; it is quiet
    With the O-gape of complete despair.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs,
    Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes,
    Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears.
    What is it else? A madness most discreet,
    A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)