sea

Definitions

General English

Astronomy

  • (written as Sea)
    Archaic term sometimes used for the lunar Maria (Mare), which are in fact extremely dry plains of lava

Aviation

  • noun a body of salt water between land masses
  • noun a particular area of a body of salt water

Military

  • noun a mass of salt water, which covers most of the earth’s surface

Origin & History of “sea”

Sea is a widespread Germanic word, related to German see, Dutch zee, Swedish sjö, and Danish (the Scandinavian words are now more usually used for ‘lake’ than ‘sea’). these all point back to a prehistoric Germanic *saiwiz, but it is not known where that came from.
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