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At sea Explained

at sea at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "at sea":
abashed, abroad, adrift, afloat, astray, bewildered, bothered,
by sea, by water, clueless, confused, discomposed, disconcerted,
dismayed, disoriented, distracted, distraught, disturbed,
embarrassed, guessing, homeward bound, in a fix, in a maze,
in a pickle, in a scrape, in a stew, in blue water, in soundings,
lost, making way, mazed, off soundings, off the course,
off the heading, off the track, perturbed, put-out, turned around,
under bare poles, under sail, under way, upset, with sails spread,
with way on, without a clue

At sea at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sea \Sea\, n. [OE. see, AS. s[=ae]; akin to D. zee, OS. & OHG.
s[=e]o, G. see, OFries. se, Dan. s["o], Sw. sj["o], Icel.
s[ae]r, Goth. saiws, and perhaps to L. saevus firce, savage.
[root] 151 a.]
1. One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an
ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water
of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting
with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea;
the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea; the Carribean Sea.

2. An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or
brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the Sea of Aral; sometimes,
a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee.

3. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a
large part of the globe.

I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. --Shak.

Ambiguous between sea and land The river horse and
scaly crocodile. --Milton.

4. The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high
wind; motion of the water's surface; also, a single wave;
a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the
vessel shipped a sea.

5. (Jewish Antiq.) A great brazen laver in the temple at
Jerusalem; -- so called from its size.

He made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to
brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height
thereof. --2 Chron. iv.

6. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea
of glory. --Shak.

All the space . . . was one sea of heads.

Note: Sea is often used in the composition of words of
obvious signification; as, sea-bathed, sea-beaten,
sea-bound, sea-bred, sea-circled, sealike, sea-nursed,
sea-tossed, sea-walled, sea-worn, and the like. It is
also used either adjectively or in combination with
substantives; as, sea bird, sea-bird, or seabird, sea
acorn, or sea-acorn.

{At sea}, upon the ocean; away from land; figuratively,
without landmarks for guidance; lost; at the mercy of
circumstances. ``To say the old man was at sea would be
too feeble an expression.'' --G. W. Cable

{At full sea} at the height of flood tide; hence, at the
height. ``But now God's mercy was at full sea.'' --Jer.

{Beyond seas}, or {Beyond the sea} or {the seas} (Law), out
of the state, territory, realm, or country. --Wharton.

{Half seas over}, half drunk. [Colloq.] --Spectator.

{Heavy sea}, a sea in which the waves run high.

{Long sea}, a sea characterized by the uniform and steady
motion of long and extensive waves.

{Short sea}, a sea in which the waves are short, broken, and
irregular, so as to produce a tumbling or jerking motion.

{To go to sea}, a adopt the calling or occupation of a

at sea at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at sea
adj 1: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements;
filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his
questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and
confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she
felt lost on the first day of school" [syn: {baffled},
{befuddled}, {bemused}, {bewildered}, {confounded}, {confused},
{lost}, {mazed}, {mixed-up}]
2: traveling by boat or ship [syn: {at sea(p)}, {sailing}]

at sea at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » at sea
  • At the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.
    1. Inter: idiomati » c In a state of confusion or bewilderment.
    2. : Most of the class was at sea after the first week.
    3. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=September 28
    |author=Tom Rostance
    |title=Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=Wojciech Szczesny was then called into action twice in a minute to parry fierce drives from Djebbour and Torossidis as Arsenal's back four looked all at sea.


    * at a loss, adrift


    Inter: trans-top » at the ocean or sea
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|merellä
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|en mer

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|á sjó, Inter: t+ » is|úti

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in a state of confusion or bewilderment
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|noyé|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * saeta