What is sea?

  • (noun): Anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume.
    Synonyms: ocean
    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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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 ...
Quartermaster - Scouting
... Award is also the highest rank in the Sea Scouts, BSA, an older youth (13-21) co-ed program ... 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
... 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 ...
Crete - Physical Geography
... Crete is the largest island in Greece 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 ...
Amber Road
... and back, and from northern Africa to the Baltic Sea ... 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 Black Sea, and Egypt thousands of years ... Boii (modern Czech Republic and Slovakia) to the head of the Adriatic Sea (modern Gulf of Venice) ...

More definitions of "sea":

  • (noun): A division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land.
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships.
    Example: "Sea stories"; "sea smells"; "sea traffic"
  • (noun): Turbulent water with swells of considerable size.
    Example: "Heavy seas"

Famous quotes containing the word sea:

    ... here hundreds sit and play Bingo; here the bright lights of Broadway burn through a sea haze; here Somebodies tumble over other Somebodies and over Nobodies as well.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Until We met the Solid Town—
    No One He seemed to know—
    And bowing—with a Mighty look—
    At me—The Sea withdrew—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)