sea power
noun Date: 1849 1. a nation having formidable naval strength 2. naval strength

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sea power — sea powers 1) N UNCOUNT Sea power is the size and strength of a country s navy. The transformation of American sea power began in 1940. 2) N COUNT A sea power is a country that has a large navy …   English dictionary

  • sea power — sea ,power noun 1. ) uncount the military power of a country s navy 2. ) count a country that has a large and powerful navy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea power — sea .power n 1.) [U] the size and strength of a country s navy 2.) a country with a powerful navy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea power — n. 1. naval strength 2. a nation having great naval strength …   English World dictionary

  • sea power — 1. naval strength. 2. a nation that possesses formidable naval power. [1840 50] * * * Means by which a nation extends its military power onto the seas. Measured in terms of a nation s capacity to use the seas in defiance of rivals, it consists of …   Universalium

  • sea power — UK / US noun Word forms sea power : singular sea power plural sea powers 1) [uncountable] the military power of a country s navy 2) [countable] a country that has a large and powerful navy …   English dictionary

  • sea power — sea′ pow er n. 1) naval strength 2) a nation that possesses formidable naval power • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea power — intensity of the sea; strength of the sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea power — /ˈsi paʊə/ (say see powuh) noun 1. a nation having an important navy or great influence on the sea. 2. naval strength …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea power — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. navy, naval strength, naval forces, task force; see navy …   English dictionary for students

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