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I grew up sailing in the North Sea.
Laura Dekker

Meaning of "North Sea" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NORTH SEA

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NORTH SEA

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North Sea is a noun.
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WHAT DOES NORTH SEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

North Sea

North Sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. An epeiric sea on the European continental shelf, it connects to the ocean through the English Channel in the south and the Norwegian Sea in the north. It is more than 970 kilometres long and 580 kilometres wide, with an area of around 750,000 square kilometres. The North Sea has long been the site of important European shipping lanes as well as a major fishery. The sea is a popular destination for recreation and tourism in bordering countries and more recently has developed into a rich source of energy resources including fossil fuels, wind, and early efforts in wave power. Historically, the North Sea has featured prominently in geopolitical and military affairs, particularly in Northern Europe but also globally through the power northern Europeans projected worldwide during much of the Middle Ages and into the modern era. The North Sea was the centre of the Vikings' rise.

Definition of North Sea in the English dictionary

The definition of North Sea in the dictionary is an arm of the Atlantic between Great Britain and the N European mainland. Area: about 569 800 sq km Former name: German Ocean.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NORTH SEA

North Korean
North Lanarkshire
North Lincolnshire
north of 60
North Ossetia
North Ossetian Republic
North Pole
North Rhine-Westphalia
North Riding
North Saskatchewan
North Sea gas
North Sea oil
North Somerset
North Star
North Tyneside
North Vietnam
North Vietnamese
North West
North Yemen
North Yorkshire

WORDS THAT END LIKE NORTH SEA

Adriatic Sea
Aegean Sea
Arabian Sea
Aral Sea
Baltic Sea
Barents Sea
Black Sea
Caribbean Sea
China Sea
Coral Sea
Dead Sea
Inland Sea
Irish Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Norwegian Sea
Philippine Sea
Red Sea
Sargasso Sea
South China Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea

Synonyms and antonyms of North Sea in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «North Sea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NORTH SEA

Find out the translation of North Sea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of North Sea from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «North Sea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

北海
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Mar del Norte
570 millions of speakers

English

North Sea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्तरी सागर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الْبَحرُ الْشِّمَالِيُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Северное море
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Mar do Norte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উত্তর সাগর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mer du Nord
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

laut Utara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nordsee
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

北海
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

북해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segara Lor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Biển Bắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வட கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्तर समुद्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuzey Denizi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mare del Nord
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Morze Północne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Північне море
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Marea Nordului
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Βόρεια Θάλασσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Noordsee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Nordsjön
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Nordsjøen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of North Sea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NORTH SEA»

The term «North Sea» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.248 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NORTH SEA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about North Sea

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5 QUOTES WITH «NORTH SEA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word North Sea.
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Laura Dekker
I grew up sailing in the North Sea.
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George William Norris
In my judgment, if we had pursued this course, the zones would have been of short duration. England would have been compelled to take her mines out of the North Sea in order to get any supplies from our country.
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Iain Duncan Smith
Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.
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Barbara Tuchman
The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.
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Daniel Yergin
The North Sea was supposed to run out in the 1980s. Then in the 1990s. And now production is still on-line.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NORTH SEA»

Discover the use of North Sea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to North Sea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and ...
The book also looks at trends and secular variations and the impact of these great storms on seafarers, local populations and the landscape. The book will be of value to scientists, engineers, historians, economists and conservationists.
H. H. Lamb, 1991
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Petroleum Geology of the North Sea: Basic Concepts and ...
Information on the petroleum geology of the North Sea continues to accrue at an astounding rate, which alone would warrant a fourth edition of this classic work.
Kw Glennie, 2009
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Across the North Sea: The Impact of the Dutch Republic on ...
This book is about the impact of the Dutch Republic on the geographical mobility of the people in the surrounding countries.
Jelle van Lottum, 2007
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The North Sea: Perspectives on Regional Environmental Co- ...
The book supplements The North Sea: Perspectives on Regional Environmental Co-operation also edited by David Freestone & Ton IJlstra which contains 26 essays on legal & policy aspects of environmental protection in the North Sea.
David A.C. Freestone, Ton Ijlstra, 1990
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Language Contact and Development Around the North Sea
This volume brings together eleven studies on the history of language and writing in the North Sea area, with focus on contacts and interchanges through time.
Merja-Riitta Stenroos, Martti Mäkinen, Inge Særheim, 2012
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Mapping Doggerland: The Mesolithic Landscapes of the ...
Oxbow says: Mapping Doggerland documents the methodology and results of an innovative project to investigate a large area of the Southern North Sea, submerged during the last Glacial Maximum between 10,000 and 7500 bp.
Vincent L. Gaffney, Kenneth Thomson, Simon Fitch, 2007
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North Sea Cooperation: Linking International and Domestic ...
This is the first book to examine the link between international and national environmental institutions.
Jon Birger Skjærseth, 2000
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Tectonic evolution of the North Sea rifts
This volume presents an up-to-date account of the development of the North Sea Rift system and its associated sedimentary basins, with contributions by leading researchers.
Derek John Blundell, A. D. Gibbs, 1990
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The North Sea: Basic Legal Documents on Regional ...
The book supplements "The North Sea: Perspectives on Regional" "Environmental Co-operation" also edited by David Freestone and Ton IJlstra which contains 26 essays on legal and policy aspects of environmental protection in the North Sea.
David Freestone, Ton Ijlstra, 1991
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A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium ...
Based on the 1999 Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, this book uses the work of the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers to argue that the specifity of mediums, even modernist ones, can never be simply collapsed into the physicality of their ...
Rosalind E. Krauss, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NORTH SEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term North Sea is used in the context of the following news items.
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Comment: Steadying hand needed for North Sea
That is why what happens in the North Sea matters to all of Scotland and why persistent low oil prices are a concern to us all. The results of ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
2
Statoil finds gas, condensate in North Sea's Julius prospect
The well was drilled about 17 km northeast of Ekofisk field, near the 2/4-21 (King Lear) discovery in the southern part of the North Sea. «WorldOil, Jul 15»
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Cygnus module sets sail for southern North Sea
METHIL, Scotland -- One of the largest oil and gas topsides built this year has set sail from Burntisland Fabrication's Methil yard, near ... «WorldOil, Jul 15»
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Sky-Futures launches drone (AUV) service to inspect, monitor …
ABERDEEN, UK – Sky-Futures has launched two new services designed to inspect and monitor offshore installations in the North Sea: the ... «Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine, Jul 15»
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North Sea dragging on business performance
The low oil price affected the productivity of oil rigs. The Rowan Stavanger seen arriving in Dundee this month is awaiting new work. «The Courier, Jul 15»
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Edison Norge: North Sea wildcat is dry hole
The well, located in production license (PL) 616, was drilled about 4.3 miles southwest of the Valhall field and about three mile west of the Hod ... «Petro Global News, Jul 15»
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Devraj Sanyal's amazing North Sea Jazz Festival experience
MUMBAI: For jazz lovers, the North Sea Jazz Festival is the one you must get to in your lifetime. At least once, otherwise you are not really into ... «RadioandMusic.com, Jul 15»
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North Sea fish stocks on the rise, according to new statistics
Fish stocks in the North Sea have improved thanks to strict conservation measures observed over the last 15 years. Here Sonia Sharma looks ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
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North Sea protected by 'fishing boats and Twitter'
THE Ministry of Defence is relying on fishing vessels and social media users to safeguard national security in the North Sea due to a lack of ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
10
Misreporting of production from ageing gas fields is costing North
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Research from NEL, the flow measurement R&D specialist, reveals that the North Sea oil and gas sector could be ... «WorldOil, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. North Sea [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/north-sea>. Dec 2019 ».
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