sea change

Word of the Day

sea change

1 A profound or notable transformation.
1.1 Australian A significant change in lifestyle, especially a move from the city to a rural or seaside location.

From Shakespeare’s Tempest (I. ii. 403).


For some, retirement is a sea change. In Australia, people choose to be seachangers. In the USA, many people decide to retire from a city or suburb to the shores of a place like Florida, combining the timing.

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