sea: Wikis


A sea is a large body of water

Sea may also refer to

  • Sea (advert), an advertising campaign in 2007 to promote Smirnoff
  • Sea, Somerset, a small village in South Somerset, England
  • SS Sea, an American steamship

The three-letter acronym SEA may refer to:

Organizations and businesses




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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

The sea.
See also SEA



Most common English words: party « sight « electronic « #456: sea » necessary » idea » reached


.From Middle English see < Old English  (sea, lake) < Proto-Germanic *saiwaz, of unknown origin.^ Most sea ice in the Antarctic is less than a year old (see Thermodynamics in the Processes section).
  • Sea ice - Encyclopedia of Earth 2 February 2010 17:017 UTC [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [Middle English trenche , from Old French, from trenchier , to cut , perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trincāre , variant of Latin truncāre , from truncus , trunk ; see terə- 2 in Indo-European roots.
  • Trench Definition | Definition of Trench at 21 January 2010 1:44 UTC [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [Middle English see , from Old English sǣ .
  • Sea | Definition of Sea at 2 February 2010 17:017 UTC [Source type: Reference]

Cognate with German See.



sea (plural seas)
  1. A large body of salty water.^ WHAT CAUSES THE TIDES? Tides are periodic rises and falls of large bodies of water.
    • EARTH'S Oceans - Zoom Astronomy 21 January 2010 1:44 UTC [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This body of water is roughly nine times saltier than ocean water.
    • Fun Facts - Changing Seas - WPBT2 Public Television Series 21 January 2010 1:44 UTC [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The rover found evidence for the shores of a large body of surface water that contained currents, which left their marks in rocks that developed at the bottom of the sea.
    • -- Salty Sea Covered Part of Mars: 'Excellent' Site to Search for Past Life 2 February 2010 17:017 UTC [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Major seas are known as oceans.^ Oceania is named so because it is more of a conglomerate of seas and oceans, where Australia is the only major landmass.

    ^ Ocean covers nearly 71% of the Earth’s surface and is divided into major oceans and smaller seas.
    • ocean (Earth feature) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 18 January 2010 11:37 UTC [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The largest known concentration of active volcanoes (approximately 1,133) on the sea floor is located in the South Pacific Density The density of ocean water varies.
    • Ocean Facts 18 January 2010 11:37 UTC [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  2. (figuratively) A large number or quantity; a vast amaount.
    A sea of faces stared back at the singer.


  • the ogin (UK, nautical and navy)

Derived terms


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From is + ea (lit. it is so)


  1. yes

Usage notes

  • This is a contraction of an affirmative response to a question, and is found in the colloquial language. However, the usual form of answering a yes/no question is to echo the main verb:
    Q: Chuala ?
    A: Sea, or Chuala

Related terms

  • ní hea

Old Irish


  1. Alternative spelling of so.



sea (infinitive: ser)
  1. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of ser.
  2. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of ser.
  3. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of ser.
  4. formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of ser.

See also

  • maldita sea

Simple English

A sea is a large area of salt water which is part of an ocean, or a large, usually salt water, closed lake (for example, the Caspian Sea and the Dead Sea). People often informally say "sea" for an ocean.


List of seas, by ocean

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Arctic Ocean

  • Barents Sea
  • Kara Sea
  • Beaufort Sea
    • Amundsen Gulf
  • Greenland Sea
  • Chukchi Sea
  • Laptev Sea
  • East Siberian Sea

Southern Ocean

  • Weddell Sea
  • Ross Sea
  • Great Australian Bight
  • Gulf St. Vincent
  • Spencer Gulf

Seas which have land around them (these are landlocked)

Seas which are not on Earth

Lunar maria are very big areas on the Moon. In the past, people thought they were water and called them "seas".

Scientists think that there is liquid water under the ground on some moons, for example Europa.

Scientists also think that there are liquid hydrocarbons on Titan, but a better name is "lakes", not "seas".

Other pages

Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 25, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Mariana Trench, which are similar to those in the above article.

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