high sea


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 Hurricane-protection features include the home’s ground floor sitting over 14 feet above sea level and protected by a nine-foot-high sea wall. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 23 Nov. 2021 Victorino mentioned the threat to Maui’s roadways, saying that waves run over the roads because of high sea level rise and tidal action. Janae Morris, ABC News, 31 Oct. 2021 And, extreme temperature fluctuations, dangerously high sea levels and devastating droughts are disrupting daily life and endangering communities across every continent. Suzanne Dibianca, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Most paths also include signs outlining the connection to the Impressionist painters; a few overlap with the coastal GR21 trail atop that skirts the rim of the 300-foot-high sea-cliffs. Adam H. Graham, WSJ, 28 May 2021 This adaptation of the tool shows how sea rise is expected to affect coastal roads in your neighborhood under the NOAA intermediate high sea level rise projection, the estimate most commonly used by infrastructure designers in Southeast Florida. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Mar. 2021 AccuWeather examined was the already high sea-surface temperature reaching above-normal levels in the northern Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 31 Mar. 2021 Like in Miami Beach, a DOT project in Hollywood was also gummed up when the state agency realized partway through that high sea levels posed more of a threat than anticipated. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Mar. 2021 The Oregon coast continues to see high sea levels for the early part of this week. oregonlive, 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of high sea

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2021

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“High sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20sea. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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