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There is no new wave, only the sea.
Claude Chabrol

Meaning of "sea" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEA

Old English sǣ; related to Old Norse sǣr, Old Frisian sē, Gothic saiws, Old High German sēo.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA

sea  [siː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sea is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sea

Sea

The sea, the world ocean, or simply the ocean, is the connected body of salty water that covers over 70 percent of the Earth's surface. It moderates the Earth's climate and has important roles in the water cycle, carbon cycle, and nitrogen cycle. Although the sea has been travelled and explored since ancient times, the scientific study of the sea—oceanography—dates broadly from the voyages of Captain James Cook who explored the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In geography, "sea" is used in the names of smaller, partly landlocked sections of the ocean, for example the Irish Sea, while "ocean" is used in the names of the five largest sections, such as the Pacific Ocean. The most abundant ions in sea water are chloride and sodium. The water also contains magnesium, sulfate, calcium, potassium, and many other components, some in minute concentrations. Salinity varies widely, being lower near the surface and the mouths of large rivers and higher in the depths of the ocean; however the relative proportions of dissolved salts vary little across the oceans.

Definition of sea in the English dictionary

The first definition of sea in the dictionary is one of the smaller areas of ocean. Other definition of sea is a large inland area of water. Sea is also turbulence or swell, esp of considerable size.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA

se tenant
sea air
sea anchor
sea anemone
sea aster
sea bag
sea bass
sea bathing
sea battle
sea beet
sea bindweed
sea bird
sea biscuit
sea boot
sea bream
sea breeze
sea buckthorn
sea butterfly
sea calf
sea captain

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA

area
azalea
Chelsea
correa
diarrhoea
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
flea
guinea
idea
Korea
lea
New Guinea
North Korea
Papua New Guinea
South Korea
Swansea
tea
the sea
yea

Synonyms and antonyms of sea in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SEA»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sea» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sea

Translation of «sea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA

Find out the translation of sea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «sea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mar
570 millions of speakers

English

sea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَحْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

море
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Meer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

deniz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

morze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

море
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θάλασσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

see
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hav
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjø
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA»

The term «sea» is very widely used and occupies the 1.547 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of sea
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «sea».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sea» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sea» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SEA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sea.
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Diane Ackerman
For better or worse, zoos are how most people come to know big or exotic animals. Few will ever see wild penguins sledding downhill to sea on their bellies, giant pandas holding bamboo lollipops in China or tree porcupines in the Canadian Rockies, balled up like giant pine cones.
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Douglas Bader
The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping.
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J. G. Ballard
Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.
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Robert Ballard
It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest.
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Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican food is far more varied than people think. It changes like dialects. I was brought up in Jalisco by the sea on a basic diet - tomatoes, chillis, peppers of every size and rice, which is a Mexican staple. The Pacific coast has a huge array of seafood.
6
Raymond Bonner
I've gradually gained more confidence swimming for distance in the open sea, but I still return to the rock pools.
7
Bernhard von Bulow
It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other sea Powers.
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Claude Chabrol
There is no new wave, only the sea.
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Adelaide Clemens
I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, 'Oh, my God. There's no hiding here.'
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Joseph Conrad
The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA»

Discover the use of sea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Old Man and the Sea
The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction.
Ernest Hemingway, 2002
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Presents an adaptation of the story of Professor Arronax and his two companions who are trapped aboard a fantastic submarine as prisoners of the deranged Captain Nemo.
Jules Verne, 2011
3
Essentials of Sea Survival
This book is different: Using reader-friendly language, two leading environmental physiologists present the facts and dispel the myths of surviving a sea accident.
Frank Golden, Michael Tipton, 2002
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Of the Dominion, Or, Ownership of the Sea
London: William Du-Gard, 1652. xliii, 200, 37 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-272-7. Cloth. $110. * Reprint of the first edition in English.
John Selden, 1652
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Thunder from the Sea
Just when his dreams of being part of a family and having a dog seem to be coming true, Tom wonders if trouble with neighbors on his new island home and the impending birth of a new baby will change everything. Set in Newfoundland in 1929.
Joan Hiatt Harlow, 2004
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The Biology of Sea Turtles
Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health.
Jeanette Wyneken, Kenneth J. Lohmann, John A. Musick, 2013
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Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea
In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an ...
Steven Callahan, 2002
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The Sea Around Us
The story of the earth's ocean from its gray beginnings to today with emphasis on ocean life past and present
Rachel Carson, 1989
9
The Sea Priestess
The Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan- a practicing initiate of the Hermetic Path.
Dion Fortune, 2003
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New Light On Storm At Sea Quilts: One Block-An Ocean of ...
If you've never tried the beautiful Storm at Sea block because of its "hard-to-piece" reputation, you'll change your mind once you try Wendy's easy new piecing methods.
Wendy Mathson, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sea is used in the context of the following news items.
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Japan sharpens censure of China disputed sea activity
China claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, areas of which are also claimed by the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
SEA Games: 2017 hosts Malaysia look to emulate Singapore in …
TODAY reports: "Paperless" operations and the reduction of non-Olympic sports are among measures Malaysia's CEO for the 2017 SEA Games, Mr Zolkples ... «Channel News Asia, Jun 15»
3
Fake orca used to scare sea lions out of Oregon port
He said action needed to be taken because such large numbers of sea lions were a threaten to the commercial and sport fishing operations on which the city ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
4
Pushback in the South China Sea
The United States has good reason to push back more forcefully against China's grab for power in the South China Sea, as Defense Secretary Ashton Carter did ... «New York Times, May 15»
5
The South China Sea's Ticking Time Bomb
It's part of Beijing's plan to extend its claim to 90% of the South China Sea, and now the Chinese government is ordering the U.S. and other nations to steer clear, ... «TIME, May 15»
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Is America About to Make a Fatal Mistake in the South China Sea?
An already tense and dangerous situation in the South China Sea threatens to become even worse. The latest development focuses on reports that the United ... «The National Interest Online, May 15»
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Burma's boatpeople 'faced choice of annihilation or risking their lives …
Migrants are towed out to sea by a Thai naval vessel near the island of Koh Lipe because the Thai government, along with others in the region, refuses to let ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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How Would the US Challenge China in the South China Sea?
In an earlier piece, I considered this proposal as part of the larger case for a more robust U.S. approach in the South China Sea. But what is the logic behind this ... «The Diplomat, May 15»
9
US Will Allow Drilling for Oil in Arctic Ocean
Both industry and environmental groups say that the Chukchi Sea is one of the most dangerous places in the world to drill. The area is extremely remote, with no ... «New York Times, May 15»
10
From Nigeria to Greece: The migrant who lost it all at sea
But others lose it all during the sea journey. Kingsley is one of these migrants, who ended up sleeping rough on the Greek island of Leros, until he could get ... «BBC News, May 15»

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