[ see-bawrn ]

  1. born in or of the sea, as naiads.

  2. produced in or rising from the sea, as reefs.

Origin of sea-born

First recorded in 1585–95

Words Nearby sea-born Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sea-born in a sentence

  • Thou shalt have Verginies pearls, my fair one, and look like a sea-born Venus; tiens!

    The Minister's Wooing | Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • This is one picture in the kaleidoscope of Aphrodite, who was a sea-born goddess, and partial to her native element.

    Sonnets and Canzonets | A. Bronson Alcott
  • But the sea-born fog continued to come, looking as though it arrived in ever-increasing billows.

  • His leviathans and huge worms and wrecks of ships rot on every shore and in his dunnest deeps amidst pearls and sea-born blooms.

    The Masque of the Elements | Herman Scheffauer
  • Your far-wingèd name And sea-born battle-skill shall go with us.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays | Olive Tilford Dargan