One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The level of the sea's surface, used in reckoning the height of geographical features such as hills and as a barometric standard.‘it is only 500 feet above sea level’Compare with mean sea level
low-lying, ground-level, sea-level, flatView synonyms
- ‘Considering that Amsterdam is situated two meters below sea level, the Dutch have really done a magnificent job of incorporating nature into the function and aesthetics of the city.’
- ‘The South Pole Observatory was established at the geographical south pole at 2837 m above sea level in 1957 as part of the International Geophysical Year.’
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