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sea

noun uk   /siː/ us  
A1 [C or U] the salty water that covers a large part of the surface of the Earth, or a large area of salty water, smaller than an ocean, that is partly or completely surrounded by land: the Mediterranean Sea We went swimming in the sea. The sea was calm/smooth/choppy/rough when we crossed the Channel. The refugees were at sea (= in a boat on the sea a long way from land) for 40 days before reaching land. When we moved to the US, we sent our things by sea (= in a ship). We spent a week by the sea (= on the coast) this year. Soon we had left the river estuary and were heading towards the open sea (= the part of the sea a long way from land).a sea of sth a large amount or number of something: The teacher looked down and saw a sea of smiling faces.put (out) to sea (of a ship) to leave a port and start a journey: The boats will put (out) to sea on this evening's high tide. [C] one of the large, flat areas on the moon that in the past were thought to be seas
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in Korean 바다…
in Arabic بَحْر…
in French mer, marin…
in Turkish deniz…
in Italian mare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海,海洋, 海(指月球表面的廣闊平坦地區,過去被認爲是海)…
in Russian море…
in Polish morze, ocean…
in Spanish mar…
in Portuguese mar…
in German das Meer, Meeres-…, die See…
in Catalan mar…
in Japanese 海…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海,海洋, 海(指月球表面的广阔平坦地区,过去被认为是海)…
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