Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The bottom of the sea, as personified in songs and stories.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, the spirit of the sea; a sea-devil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors.
  • the ocean, or bottom of the ocean.
  • dead, and buried in the sea; thrown overboard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The spirit of the sea.
  • proper noun The sea bed, bottom of the ocean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the bottom of a sea or ocean

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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Of uncertain origin.

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