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English noun: sea

1. sea (object) a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

Broader (hypernym)body of water, water

Narrower (hyponym)South Sea

Instance hyponymAdriatic, Adriatic Sea, Aegean, Aegean Sea, Arabian Sea, Arafura Sea, Baffin Bay, Baltic, Baltic Sea, Barents Sea, Beaufort Sea, Bering Sea, Bismarck Sea, Black Sea, Caribbean, Caribbean Sea, Chukchi Sea, Coral Sea, East China Sea, East Sea, Euxine Sea, Greenland Sea, Huang Hai, Hudson Bay, Inland Sea, Ionian Sea, Irish Sea, Kara Sea, Labrador Sea, Laptev Sea, Ligurian Sea, Marmara, Marmara Denizi, Marmora, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Red Sea, Ross Sea, Sargasso Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Marmara, Sea of Marmora, Sea of Okhotsk, South China Sea, Tasman Sea, Timor Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Weddell Sea, Yellow Sea

Part holonymbay, embayment, gulf, inlet, recess

Part meronymhydrosphere

2. sea (quantity) anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

3. sea (phenomenon) turbulent water with swells of considerable size

SamplesHeavy seas.

Broader (hypernym)turbulent flow

Narrower (hyponym)head sea

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