seven seas

plural noun

: all the waters or oceans of the world

Examples of seven seas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's no guarantee heading into 2024 SS Bannockburn Ghost ships aren’t just for the seven seas. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2023 After conquering the seven seas as Princess Ariel in the live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey is ready to make her formal solo debut. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 4 Aug. 2023 The world-famous director sold his decade-old, 282-foot Oceanco vessel back in 2021, but now there is another Seven Seas on, well, the seven seas. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 July 2023 The film starts on board a ragtag pirate ship, back in the days when terrible pirates roamed the seven seas. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 30 May 2023 The seven sisters are now meant to be rulers from the seven seas. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 26 May 2023 The Candace was one of those famous Boston trading vessels that carried the American flag to the seven seas. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2023 The streaming giant also unveiled the show’s first official poster: a silhouette of protagonist Monkey D. Luffy setting sail at sunset on the seven seas. Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2023 Only one hundredth of the living swim the seven seas. Barbara Ungar, Scientific American, 12 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seven seas was in 1872

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“Seven seas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

seven seas

noun plural
: all the waters or oceans of the world
had sailed the seven seas
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