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Meaning of "sea defences" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA DEFENCES

sea defences  [siː dɪˈfɛnsɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA DEFENCES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sea defences 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 DEFENCES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sea defences

Coastal management

Coastal management is defense against flooding and erosion and techniques that allow erosion to claim land.

Definition of sea defences in the English dictionary

The definition of sea defences in the dictionary is walls, breakwaters and other measures designed to prevent coastal erosion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEA DEFENCES


acceptances
əkˈsɛptənsɪz
advances
ədˈvɑːnsɪz
Clearances
ˈklɪərənsɪz
condolences
kənˈdəʊlənsɪz
consequences
ˈkɒnsɪkwənsɪz
consistencies
kənˈsɪstənsɪz
currencies
ˈkʌrənsɪz
defences
dɪˈfɛnsɪz
deficiencies
dɪˈfɪʃənsɪz
expenses
ɪkˈspɛnsɪz
finances
ˈfaɪnænsɪz
pregnancies
ˈpreɡnənsɪz
provinces
ˈprɒvɪnsɪz
residencies
ˈrezɪdənsɪz
senses
ˈsɛnsɪz
transparencies
trænsˈpærənsɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA DEFENCES

sea breeze
sea buckthorn
sea butterfly
sea calf
sea captain
sea change
sea chest
sea cow
sea crossing
sea cucumber
sea dog
sea duck
sea eagle
sea eel
sea egg
sea elephant
sea fan
sea fight
sea fir
sea fish

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA DEFENCES

applied sciences
circumstances
false pretences
flood defences
household appliances
irreconcilable differences
keep up appearances
life sciences
Maritime Provinces
mend one´s fences
mitigating circumstances
Pugwash conferences
rush one´s fences
the Atlantic Provinces
the Central Provinces
the Maritime Provinces
the provinces
to all appearances
under no circumstances
under the circumstances

Synonyms and antonyms of sea defences in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sea defences» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA DEFENCES

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

Translator English - Chinese

海防
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

defensas contra el mar
570 millions of speakers

English

sea defences
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र गढ़
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الدفاعات البحرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

по защите моря
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

defesas do mar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্রের সুরক্ষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

défense contre la mer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertahanan laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Küstenschutz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

海防衛
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바다 방어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pertahanan segara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bảo vệ biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் பாதுகாப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्र प्रतिकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deniz savunmaları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mare difese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obrona morza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щодо захисту моря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de apărare maritime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θάλασσα άμυνες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

see verdediging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kuster
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sea ​​forsvar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea defences

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA DEFENCES»

The term «sea defences» is normally little used and occupies the 116.051 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA DEFENCES» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA DEFENCES»

Discover the use of sea defences in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sea defences and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Construction of Roads, Paths and Sea Defences: With ...
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Frank Latham, 2010
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Coastal Management: Putting Policy Into Practice : ...
SYNOPSIS The implementation of beach nourishment for the Lincolnshire Sea Defences between Mablcthorpc and Skegncss is a good example of strategic shoreline management. Beach nourishment projects of this size are not common in ...
Charles Alexander Fleming, 1996
3
Fires and Floods
There are many types of sea defences. Wooden groynes and stone walls slow down incoming waves (main picture). Nylon bags tilled with sand prevent the tide from pulling the beach out to sea (right inset). Marram grass is planted to anchor  ...
David Lambert, 1997
4
Sea Level Changes: Determination and Effects
Destruction of sea defences that have previously withstood wave action over many years have been documented by Bascom [19S9] and Kinsman [1965]). In each case, although refraction leading to local breaker height increases plays a part, ...
P. L. Woodworth, 1992
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Artificial Reefs in European Seas
References Ahrens, J. P. and J. Cox. 1990. Design and Performance of Reef Breakwaters. Journal of Coastal Research. 61-75. Barber, P. 1989. Anglian Water NRA Unit. Happisburgh to Winterton Sea Defences. Technical Strategy Report.
Antony Jensen, K. Collins, A.P. Lockwood, 2000
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Coastal Defences: Processes, Problems and Solutions
First, there is the problem of sea level rise and the implications which this will have for the use of hard and soft defences; and second there is the important area of public perception. When sea defences are built to protect land from flooding or ...
Peter W. French, 2002
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Coastal Zone Planning and Management: Proceedings of the ...
R. S. THOMAS, Divisional Director of Coastal and River Engineering, Posford Duvivier The paper is concerned with the sea defences between Mablethorpe and Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast. The history of flooding, the nature of land ...
M. G. Barrett, 1992
8
Foundation pupil's book
Do not repair old sea defences. Let the sea flood the fields and form salt marsh. • Salt marsh vegetation will decrease the power of the waves. • Coastal birds will increase in numbers. Option 2: 'Give the coast all the protection that is humanly ...
Ann Bowen, John Pallister, 2004
9
Coastal and Marine Geo-Information Systems: Applying the ...
Forty- nine Catchment Boards were set up to tackle the more urgent problems arising from previous neglect of sea defences. However, these boards could only operate in connection with main rivers, and with the advent of World War II nine ...
David R. Green, Stephen D. King, 2003
10
Coastlines, Structures and Breakwaters: Proceedings of the ...
Sea Defences, Norfolk. Happisburgh to Winterton. Engineer's Report. (As revised December 1989). 2 Halcrow (1991). Sea Defences - Norfolk. Happisburgh to Winterton. Final Report on Proposed Sea Defences. Volumes 1 and 2. 3 Clayton  ...
N. W. H. Allsop, Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain), 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA DEFENCES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sea defences is used in the context of the following news items.
1
British Museum to oversee Happisburgh sea defence work
Work on rock sea defences on a beach where the earliest human footprints outside Africa can be found is to be overseen by the British Museum. About 9,000 ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Beach sea defence works to continue at West Bay
The work is vital to ensure sea defences return to their original state, offering important protection to homes and businesses around the harbour. West Beach ... «Dorset Newsroom, Feb 15»
3
Safety fears as £22m Blackpool sea defences collapse
Urgent talks are being sought with contractors after initial construction work to build a new £22m sea wall at Blackpool collapsed following storms. Concerns ... «BBC News, Dec 14»
4
Russia probing Nato air and sea defences, says Poland
However, the Russian defence ministry said that the military aircraft was making a routine flight from Moscow to the Russian Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad “in ... «Scotsman, Dec 14»
5
Hallsands to 'keep fighting for sea defence repairs'
Residents of a Devon village damaged by storms say they will "keep fighting" for sea defences despite government refusals to change a local policy. February's ... «BBC News, Dec 14»
6
Safety check for sea defences at Filey
The aim is to assess the risk of flooding and whether defences are up to the job. Once the survey is completed, it could lead to sea defence improvement ... «Yorkshire Post, Nov 14»
7
Lyme Regis walkway opens as sea defences finished
A new sea wall walkway has opened in Dorset following the completion of the town's sea defences. Construction of the £19.5m scheme for Lyme Regis began in ... «BBC News, Aug 14»
8
Storms cause £4m damage in Cornwall
Storms have caused more than £4m worth of damage across Cornwall in a month, the local authority has estimated. Much of the damage is to sea defences but ... «BBC News, Feb 14»
9
Opposing views about future of north Norfolk sea defences
The debate over whether to rebuild fragile sea defences around north Norfolk marshland or let nature take its course is the talk of one coastal community. «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jan 14»
10
Pagham Beach closed as Sussex sea defences damaged
A West Sussex beach has been cordoned off after strong tides damaged recently completed sea defences. Solent Coastguard said flood defences at Pagham ... «BBC News, Jan 14»

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