sea level


Definition of sea level 

: the level of the surface of the sea especially at its mean position midway between mean high and low water

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The Beacon Hill land, which is 250 to 300 feet above sea level, will be annexed by the city of Waller, Wolff said. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Wolff Cos. bets on the U.S. 290 for its next development," 13 July 2018 And because the stage is about 6,450 feet above sea level, performers sometimes come up short of breath. Christopher Reynolds,, "Sitting in the palm of nature: The unique energy — and performances — of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre," 12 July 2018 Existential change Yankeetown sits five feet above sea level. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 The Edwards Aquifer, the region’s primary source of drinking water, is on the precipice of dropping below 640 feet above sea level. Austin Horn, San Antonio Express-News, "After a hot and dry June, the forecast is largely unchanged," 4 July 2018 Visitors today can ascend to the summit, 14,115 feet above sea level, by riding the Pikes Peak Cog Railway or driving the Pikes Peak Highway. USA TODAY, "Purple mountain majesty: Beautiful views of Colorado's Pikes Peak," 30 June 2018 Mount Rainier National Park, Washington At 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is a magnificent fourteener to summit with your budding peakbagger. Leslie Hsu Oh, Outside Online, "The Best National Parks for Kids," 22 June 2018 An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area Wednesday with the force of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake and hurled an ash plume that reached 10,000 feet above sea level. Faith Karimi, CNN, "Hawaii volcano's bubbling lava is enough to cover Manhattan," 8 June 2018 But as ashen plume spewed as high as 40,000 feet above sea level before subsiding, its fallout caused the failure of telephone circuits and electric transmission lines in parts of the darkened region below., "May 26, 1980: Mount St. Helens explodes again," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of sea level

1806, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sea level

: the average height of the sea's surface

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Kids Definition of sea level

: the surface of the sea halfway between the average high and low tides

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