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sea level

n. Abbr. SL
1. The level of the ocean's surface, especially the level halfway between mean high and low tide.
2. Mean sea level.
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sea level

n
(Physical Geography) the level of the surface of the sea with respect to the land, taken to be the mean level between high and low tide, and used as a standard base for measuring heights and depths
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sea′ lev`el


n.
the horizontal plane corresponding to the surface of the sea at mean level between high and low tide.
[1800–10]
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sea level

The level of the surface of the ocean, used as a standard in determining land elevation or sea depths.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea level - level of the ocean's surface (especially that halfway between mean high and low tide)sea level - level of the ocean's surface (especially that halfway between mean high and low tide); used as a standard in reckoning land elevation or sea depth
water level - the level of the surface of a body of water
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Translations
مَسْتَوَى سَطْحِ البَحْرمُسْتَوى سَطْح البَحْر
mořská hladinaúroveň mořské hladiny
havets overfladehavoverflade
merenpinta
morska razina
tengerszint
sjávarmál
海水面
해수면
vattenstånd i havet
ระดับน้ำทะเล
mực nước biển

sea level

nMeeresspiegel m; above/below sea levelüber/unter dem Meeresspiegel
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sea level

nlivello del mare
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sea

(siː) noun
1. (often with the) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface. I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.
2. a particular area of sea. the Baltic Sea; These fish are found in tropical seas.
3. a particular state of the sea. mountainous seas.
ˈseaward(s) adverb
towards the sea; away from the land. The yacht left the harbour and sailed seawards.
ˈseaboard noun
the seacoast. the eastern seaboard of the United States.
sea breeze
a breeze blowing from the sea towards the land.
ˈseafaring adjective
of work or travel on ships. a seafaring man.
ˈseafood noun
fish, especially shellfish.
adjective
seafood restaurants.
ˈseafront noun
a promenade or part of a town with its buildings facing the sea.
ˈsea-going adjective
designed and equipped for travelling on the sea. a sea-going yacht.
ˈseagull noun
a gull.
sea level
the level of the surface of the sea used as a base from which the height of land can be measured. three hundred metres above sea level.
ˈsea-lion noun
a type of large seal.
ˈseamanplural ˈseamen noun
a sailor, especially a member of a ship's crew who is not an officer.
ˈseaport noun
a port on the coast.
ˈseashell noun
the (empty) shell of a sea creature.
ˈseashore noun
the land close to the sea.
ˈseasick adjective
ill because of the motion of a ship at sea. Were you seasick on the voyage?
ˈseasickness noun
ˈseaside noun
(usually with the) a place beside the sea. We like to go to the seaside in the summer.
ˈseaweed noun
plants growing in the sea. The beach was covered with seaweed.
ˈseaworthy adjective
(negative unseaworthy) (of a ship) suitably built and in good enough condition to sail at sea.
ˈseaworthiness noun
at sea
1. on a ship and away from land. He has been at sea for four months.
2. puzzled or bewildered. Can I help you? You seem all at sea.
go to sea
to become a sailor. He wants to go to sea.
put to sea
to leave the land or a port. They planned to put to sea the next day.
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sea level

مَسْتَوَى سَطْحِ البَحْر úroveň mořské hladiny havets overflade Meeresspiegel στάθμη της θάλασσας nivel del mar merenpinta niveau de la mer morska razina livello del mare 海水面 해수면 zeeniveau havnivå poziom morza nível do mar уровень моря vattenstånd i havet ระดับน้ำทะเล deniz seviyesi mực nước biển 海平面
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References in classic literature ?
Where the road dipped nearly at sea level to cross a small gulch Billy looked for water.
Presently they came to the last steep descent, and emerged from the devastated fragment of a wood almost on to the sea level. The chauffeur clapped on his brakes and stopped short.
Choosing a sheltered nook, he piled together a few dried branches and made a blazing fire, at which his companions might warm themselves, for they were now nearly five thousand feet above the sea level, and the air was bitter and keen.
The road ran from sea level at Duran up to twelve thousand feet on Chimborazo and down to ten thousand at Quito on the other side the range.
The railroad skirted it twelve thousand feet above sea level, and the top of it ten thousand feet higher than that.
Lord Howe is a ring of land some one hundred and fifty miles in circumference, several hundred yards wide at its widest, and towering in places to a height of ten feet above sea level. Inside this ring of sand is a mighty lagoon studded with coral patches.
"The symptoms are for some reason developing more rapidly upon the sea level. Our seven hundred feet of elevation give us an advantage.
A rising sea level is an inevitability, write Orrin Pilkey and Keith Pilkey in Sea Level Rise, whose research concentrates on the American shoreline.
 The researchers noted that the global average already takes into account the effect of climate change on sea level rise.
The bulge caused by the ice sheet was centered on the mid-Atlantic and, because it's still settling down, the relative rise of sea level in the mid-Atlantic is about twice the global average."
RISING SEA LEVEL The impacts of sea level rise on coastal regions are sudden and episodic hazards, indicating that global sea level rise will be a major challenge with severe implications on human civilisations.
The tide gauge sea level record is now more than a century long, but it suffers from poor spatial sampling and is sensitive to vertical land motion and coastal effects.