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

Sea

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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Crete - Physical Geography
... and 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 ...
Philistines - Origins
... that the Casluhite Philistines formed part of the "Sea Peoples" who repeatedly attacked Egypt during the later Nineteenth Dynasty ... 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 ...
Amber Road
... Asia and back, and from northern Africa to the Baltic Sea ... An important raw material, amber was transported from the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts overland by way of the Vistula and Dnieper rivers to Italy, Greece, the ... and Slovakia) to the head of the Adriatic Sea (modern Gulf of Venice) ...
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) ...

More definitions of "sea":

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

Famous quotes containing the word sea:

    Yes! in sea of life enisled,
    With echoing straits between us thrown,
    Dotting the shoreless watery wild,
    We mortal millions live alone.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    If the sea were ink
    For the words of my Lord,
    the sea would be spent before the Words of my Lord are spent.
    Qur’An. The Cave 18:109, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)

    As the tide crept, the land
    burned with a lizard-blue
    where the dark sea met the sand.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)