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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sea  \Sea\,  n.  [OE.  see  AS  s[=ae];  akin  to  D.  zee,  OS  &  OHG. 
  s[=e]o,  G.  see  OFries  se  Dan.  s["o],  Sw  sj["o],  Icel. 
  s[ae]r,  Goth.  saiws  and  perhaps  to  L.  saevus  firce,  savage. 
  [root]  151  a.] 
  1.  One  of  the  larger  bodies  of  salt  water,  less  than  an 
  ocean,  found  on  the  earth's  surface;  a  body  of  salt  water 
  of  second  rank,  generally  forming  part  of  or  connecting 
  with  an  ocean  or  a  larger  sea;  as  the  Mediterranean  Sea; 
  the  Sea  of  Marmora;  the  North  Sea;  the  Carribean  Sea. 
 
  2.  An  inland  body  of  water,  esp.  if  large  or  if  salt  or 
  brackish;  as  the  Caspian  Sea;  the  Sea  of  Aral;  sometimes 
  a  small  fresh-water  lake;  as  the  Sea  of  Galilee. 
 
  3.  The  ocean;  the  whole  body  of  the  salt  water  which  covers  a 
  large  part  of  the  globe. 
 
  I  marvel  how  the  fishes  live  in  the  sea.  --Shak. 
 
  Ambiguous  between  sea  and  land  The  river  horse  and 
  scaly  crocodile.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  The  swell  of  the  ocean  or  other  body  of  water  in  a  high 
  wind;  motion  of  the  water's  surface;  also  a  single  wave; 
  a  billow;  as  there  was  a  high  sea  after  the  storm;  the 
  vessel  shipped  a  sea. 
 
  5.  (Jewish  Antiq.)  A  great  brazen  laver  in  the  temple  at 
  Jerusalem;  --  so  called  from  its  size. 
 
  He  made  a  molten  sea  of  ten  cubits  from  brim  to 
  brim,  round  in  compass,  and  five  cubits  the  height 
  thereof.  --2  Chron.  iv 
  2. 
 
  6.  Fig.:  Anything  resembling  the  sea  in  vastness;  as  a  sea 
  of  glory.  --Shak. 
 
  All  the  space  .  .  .  was  one  sea  of  heads. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Note:  Sea  is  often  used  in  the  composition  of  words  of 
  obvious  signification;  as  sea-bathed,  sea-beaten, 
  sea-bound,  sea-bred,  sea-circled,  sealike  sea-nursed, 
  sea-tossed,  sea-walled,  sea-worn,  and  the  like  It  is 
  also  used  either  adjectively  or  in  combination  with 
  substantives;  as  sea  bird,  sea-bird,  or  seabird,  sea 
  acorn,  or  sea-acorn. 
 
  {At  sea},  upon  the  ocean;  away  from  land;  figuratively, 
  without  landmarks  for  guidance;  lost;  at  the  mercy  of 
  circumstances.  ``To  say  the  old  man  was  at  sea  would  be 
  too  feeble  an  expression.''  --G.  W.  Cable 
 
  {At  full  sea}  at  the  height  of  flood  tide;  hence  at  the 
  height.  ``But  now  God's  mercy  was  at  full  sea.''  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  {Beyond  seas},  or  {Beyond  the  sea}  or  {the  seas}  (Law),  out 
  of  the  state,  territory,  realm,  or  country.  --Wharton. 
 
  {Half  seas  over},  half  drunk.  [Colloq.]  --Spectator. 
 
  {Heavy  sea},  a  sea  in  which  the  waves  run  high. 
 
  {Long  sea},  a  sea  characterized  by  the  uniform  and  steady 
  motion  of  long  and  extensive  waves. 
 
  {Short  sea},  a  sea  in  which  the  waves  are  short,  broken,  and 
  irregular,  so  as  to  produce  a  tumbling  or  jerking  motion. 
 
 
  {To  go  to  sea},  a  adopt  the  calling  or  occupation  of  a 
  sailor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ocean  \O"cean\,  n.  [F.  oc['e]an,  L.  oceanus,  Gr.?  ocean,  in 
  Homer,  the  great  river  supposed  to  encompass  the  earth.] 
  1.  The  whole  body  of  salt  water  which  covers  more  than  three 
  fifths  of  the  surface  of  the  globe;  --  called  also  the 
  {sea},  or  {great  sea}. 
 
  Like  the  odor  of  brine  from  the  ocean  Comes  the 
  thought  of  other  years.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  large  bodies  of  water  into  which  the  great 
  ocean  is  regarded  as  divided,  as  the  Atlantic,  Pacific, 
  Indian,  Arctic  and  Antarctic  oceans. 
 
  3.  An  immense  expanse;  any  vast  space  or  quantity  without 
  apparent  limits;  as  the  boundless  ocean  of  eternity;  an 
  ocean  of  affairs.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sea 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  or  occurring  on  the  sea  or 
  ships;  "sea  stories";  "sea  smells";  "sea  traffic"  [syn: 
  {sea(a)}]  [ant:  {air(a)},  {land(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  division  of  an  ocean  or  a  large  body  of  salt  water 
  partially  enclosed  by  land 
  2:  anything  apparently  limitless  in  quantity  or  volume  [syn:  {ocean}] 
  3:  turbulent  water  with  swells  of  considerable  size;  "heavy 
  seas" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SEA 
 
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  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SEA 
  Self-Extracting  Archive 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SEA 
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