choppy sea

choppy sea
short and rough waves falling with a short and quick motion, easily breaking at the crest

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Choppy — Chop py, a. [Cf. {Chappy}.] 1. Full of cracks. Choppy finger. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Chop} a change.] Rough, with short, tumultuous waves; as, a choppy sea. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea — n. 1 the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth s surface and surrounds its land masses. 2 any part of this as opposed to land or fresh water. 3 a particular (usu. named) tract of salt water partly or wholly enclosed by land (the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea — [ si ] noun MAINLY BRITISH *** singular or uncount the large area of salt water that covers most of the surface of the Earth: Tim went swimming in the sea. He had a room overlooking the sea. We re renting a house by the sea (=close to the sea).… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • choppy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of the sea) having many small waves. DERIVATIVES choppiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • choppy — choppy1 [chäp′ē] adj. choppier, choppiest [< CHOP3 + Y3] shifting constantly and abruptly, as the wind choppiness n. choppy2 [chäp′ē] adj. choppier, choppiest …   English World dictionary

  • sea */*/*/ — UK [siː] / US [sɪ] noun Word forms sea : singular sea plural seas [singular/uncountable] the large area of salt water that covers most of the surface of the Earth Tim went swimming in the sea. He had a room overlooking the sea. We re renting a… …   English dictionary

  • sea — n. 1) to sail the seas 2) a calm, smooth; choppy, heavy, high, raging, rough, stormy, turbulent; open sea 3) at sea (buried at sea) 4) (misc.) to drift out to sea; to go to sea ( to become a sailor ); to put out to sea; at sea ( bewildered ); to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • choppy — [[t]tʃɒ̱pi[/t]] choppier, choppiest ADJ GRADED When water is choppy, there are a lot of small waves on it because there is a wind blowing. A gale was blowing and the sea was choppy. Syn: rough …   English dictionary

  • Sea Tigers — The Sea Tigers is the naval force of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, founded in 1984. [ [http://www.ipcs.org/whatsNewArticle11.jsp?action=showView kValue=1770 status=article mod=b According to article in ipcs.org Sea Tigers were formed in… …   Wikipedia

  • sea — noun 1 area of salt water ADJECTIVE ▪ calm ▪ a calm sea after the storm ▪ choppy, heavy, mountainous (esp. BrE), raging, rough …   Collocations dictionary


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