high sea

noun

Definition of high sea

: the open part of a sea or ocean especially outside territorial waters usually used in plural

Examples of high sea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

My experience and defense of Boston took place not only on the high seas but everywhere I was stationed. BostonGlobe.com, "Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine," 18 Aug. 2019 The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders hit the high seas for their 2019 photo shoot, which took place on board the MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia cruise ships. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Miami Dolphins cheerleaders kick off annual photo shoot aboard two cruise ships | Photos," 2 Aug. 2019 What better way to spotlight the work of charities than six celebrities and two monarchs having a go at each other on the high seas? Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Will Be Joined By So Many Celebs at The King's Cup," 2 Aug. 2019 British pirates seized them in a raid on the high seas while searching for gold and silver. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "The Rhetoric and Reality of Donald Trump’s Racism," 31 July 2019 Currently, little to no protection exists for sharks in the high seas. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Why your dinner may be causing sharks to die," 30 July 2019 Seizing tankers on the high seas, however, will be impossible for Iran to disown, and for America and its allies to ignore. The Economist, "Iran seizes a British oil tanker," 19 July 2019 The apparent result of that CENTCOM visit was a tasking to military planners: Organize a coalition of willing U.S. allies to patrol the Middle East high seas, while Pompeo shuttled across the region in search of partners. Adam Weinstein, The New Republic, "It’s Plainly Obvious That Donald Trump Has No Iran Policy," 10 July 2019 After decades prospecting offshore, oil companies knew how to create stable platforms capable of surviving the high seas. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Floating wind farms just became a serious business," 22 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'high sea.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of high sea

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about high sea

Statistics for high sea

Last Updated

30 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for high sea

The first known use of high sea was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on high sea

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with high sea

Comments on high sea

What made you want to look up high sea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!