Wordlist: Oceans, lakes and rivers - List 1

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sea
 
a large body of salty water
 
deep sea
 
the deeper part of the sea or ocean in which no light penetrates
 
sea level
 
the nominal height of the surface of the oceans above which heights of geographical features and aircraft flight levels are measured
 
rough
 
turbulent, uneven
 
ocean
 
one of the five large bodies of water separating the continents
 
still
 
not moving; calm
 
shallow
 
having little depth; significantly less deep than wide; extending not far downward
 
flow
 
to move as a fluid from one position to another
 
strait
 
a narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
 
shore
 
the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore
 
on the shore
 
 
wave
 
a moving disturbance in the level of a body of water
 
spring
 
a place where water emerges from the ground
 
gulf
 
a portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea
 
 
  • sea
    • sea, seas[siː](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a large body of salty water
    • Example:
      • They live close to the sea.
      • Homophone(s):
        see
    • deep sea(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the deeper part of the sea or ocean in which no light penetrates
    • Example:
      • Some animals only live in the deep sea.
  • sea level
    • sea level, sea levels(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the nominal height of the surface of the oceans above which heights of geographical features and aircraft flight levels are measured
    • Example:
      • Areas like volcanic islands are experiencing a gradual rise in sea level.
  • rough
    • rough[ɹʌf](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • turbulent, uneven
    • Example:
      • The sea was rough.
  • ocean
    • ocean, oceans[ˈəʊ.ʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • one of the five large bodies of water separating the continents
    • Example:
      • I've never been to the Atlantic ocean before.
  • still
    • still[stɪl](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • not moving; calm
    • Example:
      • Still waters run deep.
  • shallow
    • shallow[ˈʃaləʊ](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • having little depth; significantly less deep than wide; extending not far downward
    • Example:
      • The water is shallow here.
      • Antonym(s):
        deep
  • flow
    • flow[fləʊ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to move as a fluid from one position to another
    • Example:
      • It feels nice to have water flow through your hands.
  • strait
    • strait, straits[streIt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
    • Example:
      • Do you know the Strait of Gibraltar?
      • Homonym(s):
        straight
  • shore
    • shore, shores[ʃɔː(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore
    • Example:
      • The seamen were serving on shore instead of on ships.
    • on the shore(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • The couple owned a house right on the shore of a lake.
  • wave
    • wave, waves[weɪv](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a moving disturbance in the level of a body of water
    • Example:
      • The wave travelled from the centre of the lake before breaking on the shore.
  • spring
    • spring, springs[sprɪŋ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a place where water emerges from the ground
    • Example:
      • Let's walk up to the spring of the river.
      • Synonym(s):
        fount, source
  • gulf
    • gulf, gulfs[ɡʌlf](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea
    • Example:
      • We'll travel to the Gulf of Mexico.
 

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        spring
        spring
        strait
        strait
        rough
        rough
        sea level
        sea level
        shore
        shore
        wave
        wave
        sea
        sea
        ocean
        ocean
        gulf
        gulf
        shallow
        shallow
        flow
        flow
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        still
        not moving; calm
        flow
        to move as a fluid from one position to another
        wave
        a moving disturbance in the level of a body of water
        on the shore
        deep sea
        the deeper part of the sea or ocean in which no light penetrates
        gulf
        a portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea
        rough
        turbulent, uneven
        strait
        a narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
        shallow
        having little depth; significantly less deep than wide; extending not far downward
        sea
        a large body of salty water
        shore
        the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore
        spring
        a place where water emerges from the ground
        ocean
        one of the five large bodies of water separating the continents
        sea level
        the nominal height of the surface of the oceans above which heights of geographical features and aircraft flight levels are measured
         
         
         

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        shallow
        having little depth; significantly less deep than wide; extending not far downward
        spring
        a place where water emerges from the ground
        sea level
        the nominal height of the surface of the oceans above which heights of geographical features and aircraft flight levels are measured
        ocean
        one of the five large bodies of water separating the continents
        gulf
        a portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea
        flow
        to move as a fluid from one position to another
        shore
        the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore
        still
        not moving; calm
        sea
        a large body of salty water
        strait
        a narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
        rough
        turbulent, uneven
        wave
        a moving disturbance in the level of a body of water
         
         
         
         

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