sea

sea
/si:/ noun
1 (singular) especially BrE the large area of salty water that covers much of the earth's surface: ocean: You don't often get the chance to swim in the sea in England - it's too cold! | rough/calm sea (=with or without large waves): The sea was calm and there was no breeze. | by sea (=on a ship): I sent my luggage ahead of me by sea. | by the sea (=on the coast): She lives in a little cottage by the sea. | at sea: Life at sea was never easy and he was always pleased to be back home. | put to sea (=start a journey on the sea) | the open sea (=far away from land) | lost at sea (=drowned)
2 (C) a large area of salty water that is mostly enclosed by land: the Mediterranean Sea
3 a sea of a large number of something: A sea of faces stared up at me from the audience.
4 be (all) at sea to be confused or not sure what to do: I'm all at sea with this maths homework.
5 the seas literary the sea, used especially when you are not talking about a particular ocean: across the seas (=far away): She was born in a northern land far, far across the seas.
6 (C) one of the broad plains on the moon and Mars

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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