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sea trout
1. any of various species of trout inhabiting salt water, as the salmon trout, Salmo trutta. 2. any of several fishes of the genus Cynoscion. [1735-45] * * *
sea turtle
any of several large turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical seas, having the limbs modified into paddlelike ...
sea urchin
1. any echinoderm of the class Echinoidea, having a somewhat globular or discoid form, and a shell composed of many calcareous plates covered with projecting spines. 2. a tall ...
sea wall
—sea-walled, adj. a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc. [bef. 1000; ME; OE: cliff over the sea] * * *
sea walnut
a comb jelly, as of the genus Mnemiopsis, shaped like a walnut. * * * ▪ invertebrate       any member of a common genus (Mnemiopsis) of gelatinous, planktonic marine ...
sea wasp
any of various highly poisonous stinging jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, of tropical seas. [1935-40] * * *
sea whip
a gorgonian coral that forms a flexible colony resembling shrubbery on the ocean floor. [1825-35] * * * ▪ coral  any of several genera of corals of the order Gorgonacea ...
sea wolf
1. any of several large, voracious, marine fishes, as the wolffish or sea bass. 2. a pirate. [1250-1300; ME] * * *
sea wrack
seaweed or a growth of seaweed, esp. of the larger kinds cast up on the shore. [1540-50] * * *
Sea, Law of the
International law codified in a treaty signed in 1982 covering the status and use of territorial waters, sea lanes, and ocean resources. Originally signed by 117 countries, the ...
sea-born
/see"bawrn'/, adj. 1. born in or of the sea, as naiads. 2. produced in or rising from the sea, as reefs. [1585-95] * * *
sea-floorspreading
sea-floor spreading (sēʹflôr', -flōr') n. In the theory of plate tectonics, the process by which new oceanic crust is formed by the convective upwelling of magma at mid-ocean ...
sea-island cotton
/see"uy'leuhnd/ a long-staple cotton, Gossypium barbadense, raised originally in the Sea Islands and now grown chiefly in the West Indies. Also, Sea Island cotton. [1795-1805, ...
sea-lane
sea-lane (sēʹlān') n. A permanent or commonly used sea route. * * *
sea-launched ballistic missile
/see"lawncht', -lahncht'/ a ballistic missile designed for launch by a submarine or surface ship. Abbr.: SLBM, S.L.B.M. * * *
sea-launched cruise missile
a cruise missile launched by surface ships or submarines against land or sea targets and equipped with nuclear or conventional warheads, with a range of 2210 miles (3556 km). ...
sea-level pressure
/see"lev'euhl/ the atmospheric pressure, at any elevation, reduced by formula to a value approximating the pressure at sea level. * * *
sea-maid
/see"mayd'/, n. 1. a mermaid. 2. a goddess or nymph of the sea. Also, sea-maiden /see"mayd'n/. [1580-90; SEA + MAID] * * *
sea-maiden
sea-maid·en (sēʹmād'n) also sea-maid (-mād') n. Mythology A mermaid or sea nymph. * * *
sea-poacher
/see"poh'cheuhr/, n. poacher1 (def. 2). [1800-10] * * *
sea-urchin cactus
▪ plant  any of the genus Echinopsis, family Cactaceae, with 50–100 species native to South America at medium elevations in desert shrublands or grasslands. Several ...
seaanchor
sea anchor n. Nautical A drag, usually a canvas-covered conical frame, floating behind a vessel to prevent drifting or to maintain a heading into the wind. Also called drogue. * ...
seaanemone
sea anemone n. Any of numerous flowerlike marine coelenterates of the class Anthozoa, having a flexible cylindrical body and tentacles surrounding a central mouth. * * *
seabass
sea bass (băs) n. 1. Any of various marine food fishes of the genus Centropristes and related genera, especially C. striatus, of coastal Atlantic waters of the United ...
seabeach
/see"beech'/, n. a beach lying along a sea or ocean. [1765-75; SEA + BEACH] * * *
seabed
/see"bed'/, n. seafloor. [1830-40; SEA + BED] * * *
Seabee
/see"bee'/, n. 1. a member of the construction battalions of the U.S. Navy, established in December, 1941, to build landing facilities, airfields, etc., in combat areas. 2. Also, ...
seabird
/see"berrd'/, n. a bird frequenting the sea or coast. Also, sea bird. Also called seafowl. [1580-90; SEA + BIRD] * * *
seabiscuit
sea biscuit n. See hardtack. * * * ▪ American racehorse       (foaled 1933), American racehorse (Thoroughbred) who in six seasons (1935–40) won 33 of 89 races and a ...
seablubber
sea blubber n. A scyphozoan jellyfish of the genus Cyanea, especially the largest jellyfish, C. arctica, which usually grows to more than 3.6 meters (12 feet) wide and has ...
seaboard
/see"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. 1. the line where land and sea meet. 2. a region bordering a seacoast: the Eastern seaboard. adj. 3. bordering on or adjoining the sea. [1350-1400 for ...
seaboot
/see"booht'/, n. a high, waterproof wading boot worn for fishing and sailing. [1850-55; SEA + BOOT1] * * *
Seaborg
/see"bawrg/, n. Glenn T(heodor), born 1912, U.S. chemist: chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission 1961-71; Nobel prize 1951. * * *
Seaborg, Glenn (Theodore)
born April 19, 1912, Ishpeming, Mich., U.S. died Feb. 25, 1999, Lafayette, Calif. U.S. nuclear chemist. Born to Swedish parents, he pursued graduate study at the University of ...
Seaborg, Glenn T.
▪ American chemist in full  Glenn Theodore Seaborg  born April 19, 1912, Ishpeming, Mich., U.S. died Feb. 25, 1999, Lafayette, Calif.  American nuclear (nuclear energy) ...
Seaborg, Glenn Theodore
▪ 2000       American nuclear scientist (b. April 19, 1912, Ishpeming, Mich.—d. Feb. 25, 1999, Lafayette, Calif.), headed the Atomic Energy Commission for a decade ...
Seaborg,Glenn Theodore
Sea·borg (sēʹbôrg'), Glenn Theodore. 1912-1999. American chemist. He shared a 1951 Nobel Prize for the discovery of plutonium. * * *
seaborgium
seaborgium [sē bôr′gē əm] n. 〚ModL, after SEABORG Glenn T(heodore) + -IUM〛 a radioactive chemical element with a very short half-life: a transactinide produced by ...
seaborne
/see"bawrn', -bohrn'/, adj. 1. transported by ship over the sea. 2. carried on or over the sea: a seaborne fog; seaborne cargoes. [1815-25; SEA + BORNE] * * *
seabread
sea bread n. See hardtack. * * *
seabream
sea bream n. Any of various marine food fishes of the family Sparidae or Bramidae, especially a sparid fish (Archosargus rhomboidalis) of western Atlantic coastal waters. * * *
seabreeze
sea breeze n. A cool breeze blowing from the sea toward the land. * * *
Seabury
/see"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n. 1. Samuel, 1729-96, American clergyman: first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 2. Samuel, 1873-1958, U.S. jurist (great-great-grandson of ...
Seabury, Samuel
▪ American bishop born November 30, 1729, Groton, Connecticut [U.S.] died February 25, 1796, New London, Connecticut, U.S.       first bishop of the Protestant ...
Seabury,Samuel
Sea·bur·y (sēʹbĕr'ē, -bə-rē), Samuel. 1729-1796. American religious leader who was the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America (1784-1796). * * *
seabutterfly
sea butterfly n. See pteropod. * * *
seacanary
sea canary n. See white whale.   [So called for the variety of melodious sounds it makes.] * * *
seacaptain
sea captain n. The captain of a ship, especially a merchant ship. * * *
seachange
sea change n. 1. A change caused by the sea: “Of his bones are coral made:/Those are pearls that were his eyes:/Nothing of him that doth fade,/But doth suffer a sea change” ...
seachest
sea chest n. A box or trunk suitable for use by a sailor to store personal property. * * *
seacoast
/see"kohst'/, n. the land immediately adjacent to the sea. [1300-50; ME see cost. See SEA, COAST] * * *
seacock
/see"kok'/, n. Naut. a valve in the hull of a vessel for admitting outside water into some part of the hull, as a ballast tank. Also called sea connection. [1660-70; SEA + ...
Seacole, Mary
▪ Jamaican nurse née  Mary Jane Grant  born 1805, Kingston, Jamaica died May 14, 1881, London, Eng.  Jamaican nurse who cared for British soldiers at the battlefront ...
seacow
sea cow n. Any of several large, cylindrical, herbivorous marine mammals of the order Sirenia, having a paddlelike tail and rounded front flippers, including the manatee, dugong, ...
seacradle
sea cradle n. See chiton. * * *
seacrayfish
sea crayfish also sea crawfish n. See spiny lobster. * * *
seacucumber
sea cucumber n. Any of various cucumber-shaped echinoderms of the class Holothuroidea, having a flexible body with tentacles surrounding the mouth. * * *
seadevil
sea devil n. See manta. * * *
seadog
/see"dawg', -dog'/, n. fogbow. [1815-25; SEA + DOG] * * *
seadrome
/see"drohm'/, n. Aeron. a floating airdrome serving as an intermediate or emergency landing place for aircraft flying over water. [1920-25; SEA + -DROME] * * *
seaduck
sea duck n. Any of various diving ducks, such as the eider or scoter, of coastal areas. * * *
seaduty
sea duty n. Duty at sea undertaken by personnel in the U.S. Navy. * * *
seaeagle
sea eagle n. Any of various fish-eating eagles or similar birds, such as the bald eagle or the osprey. * * *
seaelephant
sea elephant n. See elephant seal. * * *
seafan
sea fan n. Any of various yellowish to reddish fan-shaped corals of the genus Gorgonia, especially G. flabellum, of coastal waters of Florida and the West Indies. * * *
seafarer
/see"fair'euhr/, n. 1. a sailor. 2. a traveler on the sea. [1505-15; SEA + FARER] * * *
seafaring
/see"fair'ing/, adj. 1. traveling by sea. 2. following the sea as a trade, business, or calling. 3. of, pertaining to, or occurring during a voyage on the sea. n. 4. the business ...
Seafaring and History in the English Channel
▪ 1995 Introduction by Nigel Calder       Queen Victoria welcomed an early proposal for a tunnel under the English Channel "in the name of all the ladies in England." ...
seafeather
sea feather n. Any of several anthozoans of the family Pennatulidae, having a featherlike shape formed by an elongate shaft with paired lateral pinnules. * * *
seafire
sea fire n. Bioluminescence produced by marine life. * * *
seafloor
/see"flawr', -flohr'/, n. the solid surface underlying a sea or an ocean. Also called seabed. [1850-55; SEA + FLOOR] * * *
seafloor spreading
Theory that oceanic crust forms along submarine mountain zones, known collectively as the oceanic ridge system, and spreads out laterally away from them. This idea, proposed by ...
seafloor spreading hypothesis
▪ Earth science       theory that oceanic (oceanic ridge) crust forms along submarine mountain zones, known collectively as the midocean ridge system, and spreads out ...
seafood
/see"foohd'/, n. any fish or shellfish from the sea used for food. [1830-40, Amer.] * * * Edible aquatic animals excluding mammals, but including both freshwater and ocean ...
Seaford
/see"feuhrd/, n. a city on SW Long Island, in SE New York. 16,117. * * *
seafowl
/see"fowl'/, n., pl. seafowls, (esp. collectively) seafowl. seabird. [1300-50; ME seafoule. See SEA, FOWL] * * *
seafront
seafront [sē′frunt΄] n. the part of a town or other built-up area facing on the sea * * * sea·front (sēʹfrŭnt') n. A strip of land at the very edge of the sea, ...
seagirt
/see"gerrt'/, n. surrounded by the sea. [1615-25; SEA + GIRT1] * * *
seagoing
/see"goh'ing/, adj. 1. designed or fit for going to sea, as a vessel. 2. going to sea; seafaring. n. 3. the activity of a person who travels by sea. [1820-30; SEA + GOING] * * *
seagooseberry
sea gooseberry n. A ctenophore of the genus Pleurobrachia, having two tentacles and a round iridescent body. * * *
Seagram Building
High-rise office building in New York City (1958). Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, this sleek Park Avenue skyscraper is a pure example of a rectilinear ...
Seagram Company Ltd.
Formerly the world's largest producer and marketer of distilled spirits. The company began when Distillers Corp., Ltd., a Montreal distillery owned by Samuel Bronfman, acquired ...
seagrant college
sea grant college n. A college or university that receives government grants for oceanographic research. * * *
seagrape
sea grape n. A small tropical American tree (Coccolobis uvifera) growing on sandy beaches and having large, glossy, leathery, rounded leaves and hard purplish fruit arranged in ...
seagreen
sea green n. A medium green or bluish green. * * *
seagull
sea·gull also sea gull (sēʹgŭl') n. A gull, especially one found near coastal areas. * * *
seahare
sea hare n. Any of various small marine gastropod mollusks of the subclass Opisthobranchia having projections that resemble rabbit ears. * * *
Seahawk
/see"hawk'/, n. a twin-engine, four-seat U.S. Navy helicopter used for surveillance, targeting, and antisubmarine warfare. * * *
seahibiscus
sea hibiscus n. See mahoe1. * * *
seahog
sea hog n. See porpoise. * * *
seaholly
sea holly n. A European seashore plant (Eryngium maritimum) having prickly, fleshy, bluish leaves and heads of blue or purplish flowers. * * *
seahorse
sea horse n. 1. A small marine fish of the genus Hippocampus, characteristically swimming in an upright position and having a prehensile tail, a horselike head, and a body ...
SeaIsland cotton
Sea Island cotton (sē) n. A tropical American species of cotton (Gossypium barbadense) widely cultivated for its fine, long-staple fibers.   [After the Sea Islands.] * * *
SeaIslands
Sea Islands A chain of islands in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida. The Spanish discovered and first inhabited the islands in the 16th ...
seajack
—seajacker, n. /see"jak'/, n. 1. the hijacking of a ship, esp. one that occurs while the vessel is under way. v.t. 2. to hijack (a ship) while at sea. [SEA + (HI)JACK] * * *
seakale
sea kale n. A European seashore plant (Crambe maritima) of the mustard family, having edible cabbagelike leaves. Also called scurvy grass. * * *
seakeeping
sea·keep·ing (sēʹkē'pĭng) n. 1. The ability of a vessel to navigate safely at sea for prolonged periods during stormy weather. 2. The study of the response of a ship or ...
seakindly
—seakindliness, n. /see"kuynd'lee/, adj. Naut. (of a vessel) sailing easily in a rough sea. [1875-80; SEA + KINDLY] * * *
seaking
sea king n. A Viking pirate chief of the early Middle Ages. * * *
seal
seal1 —sealable, adj. /seel/, n. 1. an embossed emblem, figure, symbol, word, letter, etc., used as attestation or evidence of authenticity. 2. a stamp, medallion, ring, etc., ...
Seal Beach
a town in S California. 25,975. * * *
seal brown
—seal-brown, adj. a rich, dark brown suggestive of dressed and dyed sealskin. [1880-85] * * *
seal dog
Newfoundland. an iron hook used for dragging seal carcasses over the ice. * * *
seal point
a Siamese cat having a fawn-colored body and dark-brown points. [1935-40] * * *
seal ring
a finger ring bearing an incised design for embossing a wax seal. [1600-10] * * *
Sealab
/see"lab'/, n. any of several experimental U.S. Navy underwater habitats for aquanauts. [1965-70; SEA + LAB] * * *
sealable
See seal1. * * *
sealamprey
sea lamprey n. A large marine lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) common in the Great Lakes and parasitic to freshwater fish. * * *
sealant
/see"leuhnt/, n. 1. a substance used for sealing, as sealing wax or adhesives. 2. any of various liquids, paints, chemicals, or soft substances that may be applied to a surface ...
sealavender
sea lavender n. Any of several salt-marsh plants of the genus Limonium, having clusters of small lavender or pinkish flowers. Also called statice. * * *
Seale, Bobby
▪ American activist byname of  Robert Seale  born October 22, 1936, Dallas, Texas, U.S.    African-American political activist, founder, along with Huey Newton (Newton, ...
sealed book
something beyond understanding and therefore unknown. [1810-20] * * *
Sealed Knot Society
a British society, formed in 1968, which performs historical scenes, especially from battles of the English Civil War. Members dress as soldiers of the period and usually perform ...
sealed orders
written orders or instructions that are not to be looked at until a specified time, esp. orders that are given in sealed form to a commander of a vessel to be opened after the ...
sealed-beam headlight
/seeld"beem"/ a headlight in which the reflector and lens are hermetically sealed together with the filament in a single unit. Also called sealed beam. * * *
sealegs
sea legs pl.n. The ability to adjust one's balance to the motion of a ship, especially in rough seas. * * *
sealer
sealer1 /see"leuhr/, n. 1. an officer appointed to examine and test weights and measures, and to set a stamp upon such as are true to the standard. 2. a substance applied to a ...
sealery
/see"leuh ree/, n., pl. sealeries. 1. a place where seals are caught. 2. the occupation of hunting or taking seals. [1890-95; SEAL2 + -ERY] * * *
sealettuce
sea lettuce n. Any of several green algae of the genus Ulva, having a membranous leaflike, irregularly shaped thallus sometimes used in salads. * * *
sealevel
sea level n. Abbr. SL The level of the ocean's surface, especially the level halfway between mean high and low tide, used as a standard in reckoning land elevation or sea ...
sealift
/see"lift'/, n. 1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by ship, esp. in an emergency. 2. the act of transporting such persons or cargo. v.t. 3. to transport (persons or ...
sealily
sea lily n. Any of various marine crinoids having a flowerlike body supported by a long stalk and usually anchored to the ocean floor in deep water. * * *
sealing wax
a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc. [1300-50; ME] * * *       substance formerly in wide use for sealing letters and ...
sealingwax
seal·ing wax (sēʹlĭng) n. A resinous preparation of shellac and turpentine that is soft and fluid when heated but solidifies upon cooling, used to seal letters, batteries, ...
sealion
sea lion n. Any of several large-eared seals with relatively long neck and limbs, especially Zalophus californianus, of the northern Pacific. * * *
sealring
seal ring n. See signet ring. * * *
sealskin
/seel"skin'/, n. 1. the skin of a seal. 2. the skin or fur of the fur seal when prepared for making garments or leather items. 3. a garment or article made of this fur. adj. 4. ...
Sealyham terrier
/see"lee ham', -lee euhm/ one of a Welsh breed of small terriers having short legs, a docked tail, and a wiry, mostly white coat. [1890-95; named after Sealyham, Wales, where it ...
Sealyhamterrier
Sea·ly·ham terrier (sēʹlē-hăm', -lē-əm) n. A terrier of a breed developed in Wales, having a wiry white coat with brownish markings on the head and ears, a long head, ...
Sealy{™}
a US make of mattress for beds. The advertisements claim that ‘Sleeping on a Sealy is like sleeping on a cloud.’ * * *
seam
—seamer, n. /seem/, n. 1. the line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth, leather, or the like. 2. the stitches used to make such a line. 3. any line formed by abutting ...
seam binding
a narrow strip of fabric attached to the unfinished edge of a seam or hem to keep it from raveling. * * *
seaman
/see"meuhn/, n., pl. seamen. 1. a person skilled in seamanship. 2. a person whose trade or occupation is assisting in the handling, sailing, and navigating of a ship during a ...
Seaman
/see"meuhn/, n. Elizabeth Cochrane /kok"reuhn/, original name of Nellie Bly. * * *
Seaman, Barbara
▪ 2009 Barbara Ann Rosner        American activist and writer born Sept. 11, 1935, Brooklyn, N.Y. died Feb. 27, 2008, New York, N.Y. warned of the health dangers ...
Seaman,Elizabeth Cochrane
Sea·man (sēʹmən), Elizabeth Cochrane. Pen name Nelly Bly (blī) 1867-1922. American journalist known for her muckraking articles in the New York World, particularly an ...
seamanapprentice
seaman apprentice n. 1. Abbr. SA A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above seaman recruit and below seaman. 2. One who holds this rank. * * *
seamanlike
/see"meuhn luyk'/, adj. like or befitting a seaman; showing good seamanship. Also, seamanly /see"meuhn lee/. [1790-1800; SEAMAN + -LIKE] * * *
seamanrecruit
seaman recruit n. 1. Abbr. SR The lowest noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard. 2. One who holds this rank. * * *
Seamans, Robert C., Jr.
▪ American aeronautical engineer in full  Robert Channing Seamans, Jr.   born Oct. 30, 1918, Salem, Mass., U.S. died June 28, 2008, Beverly Farms, ...
Seamans, Robert Channing, Jr.
▪ 2009       American aeronautical engineer born Oct. 30, 1918, Salem, Mass. died June 28, 2008, Beverly Farms, Mass. was a pioneer in the development of advanced ...
seamanship
/see"meuhn ship'/, n. knowledge and skill pertaining to the operation, navigation, management, safety, and maintenance of a ship. [1760-70; SEAMAN + -SHIP] * * *
seamark
/see"mahrk'/, n. a conspicuous object on land, visible from the sea, serving to guide or warn mariners, as a beacon. [1475-85; SEA + MARK1] * * *
seamer
See seam. * * *
seamew
sea mew n. Any of various seagulls, especially Larus canus, of Europe. * * *
seamile
sea mile n. See nautical mile. * * *
seamilkwort
sea milkwort n. A succulent North American plant (Glaux maritima) of shores and brackish marshes, having pink or white flowers. * * *
seaminess
See seamy. * * *
seamless
—seamlessly, adv. —seamlessness, n. /seem"lis/, adj. 1. having no seams: seamless stockings. 2. smoothly continuous or uniform in quality; combined in an inconspicuous way: a ...
seamlessly
See seamless. * * *
seamlessness
See seamlessly. * * *
seamoth
/see"mawth', -moth'/, n. dragonfish (def. 2). [1900-05; SEA + MOTH] * * *
seamount
/see"mownt'/, n. a submarine mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the floor of the sea but having its summit well below the surface of the water. [1945-50; SEA + ...
seamouse
sea mouse n. Any of various large marine polychete worms of the genus Aphrodite, especially A. aculeata, having a flattened elliptic body with overlapping scales covered by long ...
seamster
/seem"steuhr/ or, esp. Brit., /sem"-/, n. a person whose occupation is sewing; tailor. [bef. 1000; ME semster(e), OE saemestre, seamystre, fem. deriv. of seamere tailor; see ...
seamstress
/seem"stris/ or, esp. Brit., /sem"-/, n. a woman whose occupation is sewing. Also, sempstress. [1605-15; SEAMST(E)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
Seamus Heaney
➡ Heaney * * *
seamy
—seaminess, n. /see"mee/, adj., seamier, seamiest. 1. unpleasant or sordid; low; disagreeable: the seamy side of life. 2. having, showing, or of the nature of a ...
Sean
/shawn/, n. a male given name, form of John. * * * (as used in expressions) Connery Sir Sean Sean Aloysius O'Feeney O'Casey Sean O'Faolain Sean * * *
Sean Connery
➡ Connery * * *
Sean Penn
➡ Penn (I) * * *
Sean Scully
➡ Scully * * *
Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs
➡ P Diddy * * *
Seanad Éireann
/shawn"euhd ay"rddeuhn/ the upper house of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland. Cf. Oireachtas (def. 1). [ < Ir: senate of Ireland] * * *
séance
/say"ahns/, n. 1. a meeting in which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the spirits of the dead. 2. a session or sitting, as of a class or organization. [1795-1805; < F: ...
seanettle
sea nettle n. A stinging jellyfish, especially a scyphozoan (Dactylometra quinquecirrha) of the tropical Atlantic. * * *
seaoats
sea oats pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A tall coastal grass (Uniola paniculata) of the southeast United States, Mexico, and the West Indies. * * *
seaonion
sea onion n. 1. A Mediterranean plant (Urginea maritima) of the lily family, cultivated for its bulb that yields a powder used medicinally and as a rat poison. Also called red ...
seaotter
sea otter n. A large marine otter (Enhydra lutris) of northern Pacific coastal waters, formerly hunted for its soft, dark brown fur. * * *
seapalm
sea palm n. A brown seaweed (Postelsia palmaeformis) found in the middle littoral zone along the Pacific coast of the United States, having a shape resembling a palm tree with ...
seapen
sea pen n. Any of various marine anthozoans of the families Stylatulidae and Funiculinidae, resembling and related to the sea feathers.   [From its resemblance to a quill ...
seaperch
/see"perrch'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) seaperch, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) seaperches. surfperch. [1595-1605; SEA + PERCH2] * * *
seapiece
/see"pees'/, n. seascape (def. 1). [1650-60; SEA + PIECE] * * *
seapigeon
sea pigeon n. A guillemot (Cepphus grylle) of the North Atlantic. * * *
seaplane
/see"playn'/, n. an airplane provided with floats for taking off from or landing on water. [1910-15; SEA + PLANE1] * * * Aircraft that can land, float, and take off on ...
seaport
/see"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. 1. a port or harbor on or accessible to a seacoast and providing accommodation for seagoing vessels. 2. a town or city at such a place. [1590-1600; SEA ...
seapower
sea power n. 1. A nation having significant naval strength. 2. Naval strength. * * *
seapurse
sea purse n. The purse-shaped egg case of skates, rays, or certain sharks. * * *
SEAQ
(in full Stock Exchange Automated Quotations) an electronic system for buying and selling shares in companies on the London Stock Exchange. It was introduced in 1986 as part of ...
seaquake
/see"kwayk'/, n. an agitation of the sea caused by a submarine eruption or earthquake. [1670-80; SEA + (EARTH)QUAKE] * * *
sear
sear1 /sear/, v.t. 1. to burn or char the surface of: She seared the steak to seal in the juices. 2. to mark with a branding iron. 3. to burn or scorch injuriously or painfully: ...
searaven
sea raven n. A large sculpin (Hemitripterus americanus) of the North Atlantic. * * *
search
—searchable, adj. —searchableness, n. —searcher, n. /serrch/, v.t. 1. to go or look through (a place, area, etc.) carefully in order to find something missing or lost: They ...
search and seizure
In law enforcement, an exploratory investigation of a premises or a person and the taking into custody of property or an individual in the interest of gaining evidence of ...
search engine
a computer program that searches documents, esp. on the World Wide Web, for a specified word or phrase and provides a list of documents in which this word or phrase is ...
search party
a group of persons conducting an organized search for someone or something lost or hidden. [1880-85] * * *
search warrant
Law. a court order authorizing the examination of a dwelling or other private premises by police officials, as for stolen goods. [1730-40] * * *
searchable
See search. * * *
searchengine
search engine n. 1. A software program that searches a database and gathers and reports information that contains or is related to specified terms. 2. A website whose primary ...
searcher
See searchable. * * *
searching
—searchingly, adv. —searchingness, n. /serr"ching/, adj. 1. examining carefully or thoroughly: a searching inspection. 2. acutely observant or penetrating: a searching ...
searchingly
See searching. * * *
searchless
/serrch"lis/, adj. unsearchable; inscrutable. [1595-1605; SEARCH + -LESS] * * *
searchlight
/serrch"luyt'/, n. 1. a device, usually consisting of a light and reflector, for throwing a beam of light in any direction. 2. a beam of light so thrown. [1880-85; SEARCH + ...
searchwarrant
search warrant n. A warrant giving legal authorization for a search. * * *
Searcy
/serr"see/, n. a city in central Arkansas. 13,612. * * * ▪ Arkansas, United States  city, seat (1837) of White county, east-central Arkansas, U.S., near the Little Red ...
Searle
/serrl/, n. Ronald (William Fordham) /fawr"deuhm, fohr"-/, born 1920, British cartoonist and artist. * * *
Searle, Ronald
▪ British artist in full  Ronald William Fordham Searle   born March 3, 1920, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England       British graphic satirist, best known for his ...
Searles Lake
▪ playa, California, United States        playa in San Bernardino county, southern California, U.S. Lying to the west of the southern edge of Death Valley National ...
searobin
sea robin or sea·rob·in (sēʹrŏb'ĭn) n. Any of various marine fishes of the family Triglidae, having a bony head and extremely long pectoral fins with fingerlike rays that ...
searocket
sea rocket n. Any of various succulent annual seashore herbs of the genus Cakile, of the mustard family, having pungent foliage and white to lavender flowers. * * *
searoom
sea room n. Unobstructed space at sea adequate for maneuvering a ship. * * *
searover
sea rover n. 1. One that travels extensively by sea. 2. A pirate. 3. A pirate ship. * * *
Sears
/searz/, n. Richard Warren, 1863-1914, U.S. mail-order retailer. * * * (as used in expressions) Sears Tower Sears Isaac Sears Roebuck and Company * * *
Sears and Roebuck
➡ Sears, Roebuck and Company * * *
Sears Tower
the tallest building in the US and (from 1974 to 1996) the tallest in the world. It is in Chicago and was built by Sears, Roebuck and Company. It is 1 454 feet/443 metres high, ...
Sears, Isaac
born July 1?, 1730, West Brewster, Mass. died Oct. 28, 1786, Canton, China American patriot. A merchant in New York City, he supported the patriots' cause in the Stamp Act ...
Sears, R.W.
▪ American merchant in full  Richard Warren Sears   born Dec. 7, 1863, Stewartville, Minn., U.S. died Sept. 28, 1914, Waukesha, Wis.       American merchant who ...
Sears, Richard Dudley
▪ American athlete born Oct. 26, 1861, Boston, Mass., U.S. died April 8, 1943       the first American men's singles champion in lawn tennis (1881) and winner of that ...
Sears, Roebuck and Company
(also Sears, Sears and Roebuck) any of a very large group of US department stores selling a wide range of products for the family. The company was begun in 1886 in Minneapolis by ...
Sears,Richard Warren
Sears (sîrz), Richard Warren. 1863-1914. American merchant who founded (1886) the mail-order business that became Sears, Roebuck and Company. * * *
seasalt
sea salt n. Salt that is produced by the evaporation of sea water and that contains sodium chloride and trace elements such as sulfur, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and ...
Seasat
▪ satellite       experimental U.S. ocean surveillance satellite launched June 27, 1978. During its 99 days of operation, Seasat orbited the Earth 14 times daily and ...
seascape
/see"skayp'/, n. 1. a sketch, painting, or photograph of the sea. 2. a view of the sea. [1790-1800; SEA + -scape, modeled on LANDSCAPE] * * *
seascorpion
sea scorpion n. See sculpin. * * *
seaserpent
sea serpent n. A large snakelike marine animal often reported by mariners since antiquity but never positively identified. * * *
seashell
/see"shel'/, n. the shell of any marine mollusk. Also, sea shell. [bef. 900; OE saescill (not recorded in ME) see SEA, SHELL] * * *  hard exoskeleton of marine mollusks such ...
seashore
/see"shawr', -shohr'/, n. 1. land along the sea or ocean. 2. Law. the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks. [1520-30; SEA + SHORE1] * * *
Seashore test
Psychol. a test of musical ability in which items measuring tonal memory, rhythm sense, etc., are presented to the subject by means of recordings. [named after Carl Seashore ...
seasick
/see"sik'/, adj. afflicted with seasickness. [1560-70; SEA + SICK] * * *
seasickness
/see"sik'nis/, n. nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, resulting from the rocking or swaying motion of a vessel in which one is traveling at sea. Cf. motion ...
seaside
/see"suyd'/, n. 1. the land along the sea; seacoast. adj. 2. situated on or pertaining to the seaside. [1175-1225; ME seeside. See SEA, SIDE1] * * * ▪ Oregon, United ...
Seaside
/see"suyd'/, n. a city in W California, on Monterey Bay. 36,567. * * * ▪ Oregon, United States       city, Clatsop county, northwestern Oregon, U.S., on the Pacific ...
seaside and beach
In the 18th century British people started going to the seaside for pleasure and for their health. Seaside towns such as Brighton, Lyme Regis and Scarborough became fashionable ...
seaside daisy.
See beach aster. * * *
seaside goldenrod.
See beach goldenrod. * * *
seaside knotweed.
See under knotweed. * * *
seaside postcard
n a postcard (= a card for sending messages by post without an envelope) traditionally sent while on holiday at a British seaside town. Seaside postcards have brightly coloured ...
seaside resorts
➡ seaside and beach * * *
seaside sparrow
a species of sparrow, Ammospiza maritima, existing in two subspecies, one (Cape Sable seaside sparrow) having dark olive-drab plumage with a lighter breast and underbelly, and ...
seasidesparrow
seaside sparrow n. A small sparrow (Ammospiza maritima) of the Atlantic coast of North America. * * *
seaslug
sea slug n. Any of various highly colorful marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia, lacking a shell and gills but having fringelike projections that serve as respiratory ...
seasnail
/see"snayl'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) seasnail, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) seasnails. 1. any of several snailfishes of the genus Liparis, of the North ...
seasnake
sea snake n. Any of various venomous tropical snakes of the family Hydrophidae that are adapted to living in the sea, especially in the Pacific and Indian oceans, and that bear ...
season
—seasonedly, adv. —seasoner, n. —seasonless, adj. /see"zeuhn/, n. 1. one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at ...
season ticket
a ticket for a specified series or number of events or valid for unlimited use during a specified time, often sold at a reduced rate, for athletic events, concerts, ...
seasonable
—seasonableness, n. —seasonably, adv. /see"zeuh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. suitable to or characteristic of the season: seasonable weather. 2. timely; opportune: a seasonable ...
seasonably
See seasonable. * * *
seasonal
—seasonally, adv. —seasonalness, n. /see"zeuh nl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, dependent on, or accompanying the seasons of the year or some particular season; periodical: ...
seasonal affective disorder
recurrent winter depression characterized by oversleeping, overeating, and irritability, and relieved by the arrival of spring or by light therapy. Abbr.: SAD [1980-85] * * *
seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Cyclical depression occurring in winter, apparently caused by insufficient sunlight. It is most common in places at high latitudes and therefore with long winters and very short ...
seasonalaffective disorder
seasonal affective disorder n. Abbr. SAD A form of depression occurring at certain seasons of the year, especially when the individual has less exposure to sunlight. * * *
seasonality
See seasonal. * * *
seasonally
See seasonality. * * *
seasoner
sea·son·er (sēʹzə-nər) n. 1. One that uses seasonings: The cook is a heavy seasoner. 2. See seasoning. * * *
seasoning
—seasoninglike, adj. /see"zeuh ning/, n. 1. salt or an herb, spice, or the like, for heightening or improving the flavor of food. 2. the process by which a person becomes ...
Seasons, The
an oratorio (1801) by Franz Joseph Haydn. * * *
seasonticket
season ticket n. A ticket valid for a specified period of time, as for a series of performances or for transportation between designated points. * * *
seaspider
sea spider n. Any of various marine arthropods of the class Pycnogonida, having long legs and a relatively small body. Also called pycnogonid. * * *
seasquirt
sea squirt n. Any of various sedentary tunicates of the class Ascidiacea, having a transparent sac-shaped body with two siphons. Also called ascidian.   [From its habit of ...
seastar
sea star n. See starfish. * * *
seastrand
/see"strand'/, n. seashore. [bef. 1000; ME see stronde; OE saestrand; see SEA, STRAND1] * * *
seaswallow
sea swallow n. Any of various terns, especially a common tern (Sterna hirundo) that breeds within the Arctic Circle. * * *
seat
—seater, n. —seatless, adj. /seet/, n. 1. something designed to support a person in a sitting position, as a chair, bench, or pew; a place on or in which one sits. 2. the ...
seat angle.
See angle cleat. * * *
seat belt
a belt or strap in an automobile, airplane, etc., fastened around or sometimes diagonally across the midsection to keep the person safely secured, as during a sudden stop. Also, ...
seat-of-the-pants
/seet"euhv dheuh pants"/, adj. 1. using or based on experience, instinct, or guesswork: a seat-of-the-pants management style. 2. done without the aid of instruments: The pilot ...
seatangle
sea tangle n. Any of various brown algae, especially of the genus Laminaria. * * *
seatback
seat·back also seat back (sētʹbăk') n. The back of a chair or other type of seating. * * *
seatbelt
seat belt n. A safety strap or harness designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle or aircraft. Also called safety belt. * * *
seater
/see"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that seats. 2. a vehicle that seats a specified number of persons (usually used in combination): The car is a four-seater. [1685-95; SEAT + ...
seating
/see"ting/, n. 1. an act or instance of furnishing with, assigning, or escorting to a seat. 2. the arrangement of seats in a theater, stadium, etc. 3. material for seats, esp. ...
seatmate
/seet"mayt'/, n. a person who shares a seat or occupies the seat next to oneself on a bus, plane, etc. [1855-60, Amer.; SEAT + MATE1] * * *
SEATO
/see"toh/, n. an organization formed in Manila (1954), comprising Australia, Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States, for ...
seatrain
/see"trayn'/, n. a ship for the transportation of loaded railroad cars. [1930-35; SEA + TRAIN] * * *

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