AskDefine | Define seabed

Dictionary Definition

seabed n : the bottom of a sea or ocean [syn: ocean floor, ocean bottom, sea bottom, Davy Jones's locker, Davy Jones]

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sea + bed


  1. The floor or bottom of the sea or ocean



floor or bottom of the sea or ocean

Extensive Definition

"Ocean Floor" redirects here. For the 2001 song by Audio Adrenaline, see Lift (Audio Adrenaline album).
The seabed (also sea floor , seafloor, or ocean floor) is the bottom of the ocean. At the bottom of the continental slope is the continental rise, which is caused by sediment cascading down the continental slope. The seabed has been explored by submersibles such as Alvin and to some extent scuba divers with special apparatuses.

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seabed in Arabic: قاع البحر
seabed in Bulgarian: Океанско дъно
seabed in German: Ozeanboden
seabed in Estonian: Põhi (hüdroloogia)
seabed in Spanish: Relieve oceánico
seabed in Indonesian: Dasar laut
seabed in Latvian: Okeāna dibens
seabed in Dutch: Zeebodem
seabed in Japanese: 海底
seabed in Russian: Океаническое дно
seabed in Swedish: Havsbotten
seabed in Chinese: 海床
The ocean floor is very far down that not even a human being would be able to swim down there with or without and oxegen tank.
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