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:

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
... Casluhite Philistines formed part of the "Sea Peoples" who repeatedly attacked Egypt during the later Nineteenth Dynasty. 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 ...
Quartermaster - Scouting
... 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) ...
Amber Road
... 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 Black Sea, and Egypt thousands of ... (modern 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): Turbulent water with swells of considerable size.
    Example: "Heavy seas"
  • (noun): Anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume.
    Synonyms: ocean

Famous quotes containing the word sea:

    Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses?
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith)

    The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    Rich are the sea-gods:Mwho gives gifts but they?
    They grope the sea for pearls, but more than pearls:
    They pluck Force thence, and give it to the wise.
    Every wave is wealth to Daedalus,
    Wealth to the cunning artist who can work
    This matchless strength. Where shall he find, O waves!
    A load your Atlas shoulders cannot lift?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)