Definition of sea power in English:

sea power


  • A country's naval strength, especially as a weapon of war.

    • ‘German military air and sea power in the North Atlantic region had increased considerably after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and of France in 1940.’
    • ‘Preceding WWI, the entire continent of Europe was enveloped with intense competition for sea power, trade, language and territorial disputes.’
    • ‘‘When Britain's sea power was in its prime,’ he began arrestingly, ‘Samuel Pepys ran our Navy almost single-handed.’’
    • ‘Rice said South Korean forces are now stronger while U.S. troops there are more technologically capable, with air and sea power contributing more to the deterrent.’
    • ‘Unlike land-based military might - designed for the conquest of human-occupied territory - sea power has had different functions at different times.’
    • ‘However, in all this, I don't think anyone has discussed the global influence of sea power in determining the outcome of a game.’
    • ‘In that context, sea power is really only relevant to the extent that it influences events elsewhere.’
    • ‘For centuries, London built balance-of-power coalitions that enabled Albion to preserve its sea power, while not getting bogged down in losing ground wars.’
    • ‘Japanese geography and sea power, therefore, collectively pose an inherent obstacle to Chinese expansion into the Pacific as long as Taiwan remains free of mainland control.’
    • ‘Farragut's career paralleled the development of U.S. sea power.’
    • ‘In the 1914-18 conflict allied sea power facilitated the dismemberment of Germany's overseas empire and enforced a blockade of Germany and Austria-Hungary.’
    • ‘Alfred Thayer Mahan's concept of sea power perfectly matches the nation's vision of itself.’
    • ‘The statement may seem matter of fact, yet in context it demonstrates Japan's concern with China's burgeoning sea power.’
    • ‘Britain owed its survival in this long struggle to its national determination to keep fighting, to its financial strength and to its sea power.’
    • ‘Just as sea power was the key to super power status in the 18th and 19th centuries, and air power in the 20th century, space power is the key for such status in the new century.’
    • ‘Pompey is in Misena now; his sea power is great, and his land power is getting stronger, and Antony worries about confronting him.’
    • ‘We should continue to use space power to enhance air, land, and sea power; however, it can do much more.’
    • ‘Boyne does not mirror every aspect of Mahan's book or compare sea power to airpower.’
    • ‘Much of their explanation of the strategic utility of navies and of sea power is as valid today as it was a century ago.’
    • ‘A fervent believer in the Mahanian doctrine of sea power, Roosevelt paid particular attention to the U.S. Navy as the first line of defense and a primary instrument of American foreign policy.’


sea power

/ˈsi ˌpaʊ(ə)r/