blue water


Definition of blue water 

: the open sea

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blue-water \ˈblü-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä- \ adjective

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The white buildings, landscape, and the brilliant blue water look incredible. Juliet Pennington,, "The VIP Lounge with Aaron Patrick Craven," 5 June 2018 And in the realms of relaxation, definitions differed: for Lou Doillon, laid-back equated a comfy cab ride and easy plaits in Paris; but for Kendall Jenner, nothing would do but a spring-ready soak in tranquil, bright blue waters. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Kendall Jenner, Junglepussy, and More," 22 Apr. 2018 Popular with snorkelers and swimmers, the calm turquoise-blue water is filled with unique corals, tropical fish and turtles. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "The 4 best beaches in America, according to 'Dr. Beach'," 11 July 2018 The clear, blue water that washed ashore a month ago had some Galveston businesses counting extra green, figures from the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau show. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston’s blue water was a boon for island business," 6 July 2018 One of our hikes followed a narrow trail along a steep, rocky cliff overlooking the steel-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean that thrashed against jagged rocks hundreds of feet below us. Doug Hansen,, "Hiking Spain's wild coast," 12 July 2018 There are a multitude of beaches for swimming in blue waters (though only one, Mandraki, is sandy, as opposed to rocky), as well as historic sites—including old monasteries, stone windmills, and great stone manors that date back to the 18th century. Condé Nast Traveler, "Car-Free Destinations for Your Next Island Vacation," 1 June 2018 The bill would provide benefits for veterans who served in blue water Navy during the Vietnam War, when naval ships transported Agent Orange for dispersal in Vietnam. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Rep. Joe Courtney Talks At Chamber Breakfast," 11 July 2018 This port, on the calm blue waters of the Persian Gulf, operates with militarylike precision. Black- and red-hulled super oil tankers must ask for permission to load months in advance. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford for It to Slip.," 16 June 2018

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1582, in the meaning defined above

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