Synonyms of sea in English:

sea


See definition of sea

noun

1‘the sea sparkled in the sun’

SYNONYMS

the waves

informal the drink

British informal the briny

North American informal salt chuck

literary the deep, the main, the foam

NZ rare moana

ANTONYMS

land, dry land, fresh water

2‘there were very heavy seas and the boat overturned’

SYNONYMS

wave, breaker, roller, comber, billow

Australian bombora

informal boomer

North American informal kahuna

swell, white horses, white caps

3‘the ground was now a sea of glutinous mud’

SYNONYMS

expanse, stretch, span, area, tract, sweep, blanket, sheet, carpet, mass

multitude, host, profusion, abundance, plethora


adjective

1‘outstanding apartments with magnificent sea views’

SYNONYMS

marine, ocean, oceanic

salt, saltwater, seawater, watery, pelagic

ocean-going, seagoing, seafaring, afloat

maritime, naval, nautical

rare thalassic, pelagian

ANTONYMS

land, shore, freshwater


Phrases

    at sea

      ‘as teachers we may leave our students completely at sea’

      SYNONYMS

      confused, perplexed, puzzled, baffled, mystified, bemused, bewildered, nonplussed, disconcerted, disoriented, dumbfounded, at a loss, at sixes and sevens, adrift

      informal

      flummoxed, bamboozled, discombobulated, stumped, fazed, beaten

      NZ Canadian Australian informal

      bushed

      archaic

      wildered, distracted, mazed

      ANTONYMS

      clear, enlightened

    sea change

      ‘it indicated a sea change in American attitudes’

      SYNONYMS

      transformation, change, alteration, modification, variation, conversion, revision, amendment, metamorphosis, transfiguration, evolution, mutation

      remodelling, reshaping, remoulding, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, recasting, reorganization, rearrangement, reordering, reshuffling, restyling, rejigging, reworking, renewal, renewing, revamping, renovation, overhaul, remaking

      revolutionizing, revolution, transmutation

      humorous

      transmogrification