seven seas

plural noun

Definition of seven seas 

: all the waters or oceans of the world

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Synonyms for seven seas

Synonyms

blue, brine, deep, ocean, sea

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The seven points of her crown stand for the seven seas, the seven continents, and the idea that freedom is and should always be something to be strived for throughout the world. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Fourth of July, Let’s Remember the Symbolism of Freedom Behind Lady Liberty’s Green Robe," 4 July 2018 According to some accounts, in fact, Bartholdi went out of his way to make the statue non-controversial, designing the crown with seven rays to represent the seven seas and seven continents orbiting the sun. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Please IOC. If the Statue of Liberty violates policy, just scrap the anthems. And flags.," 13 Feb. 2018 Usually it is assumed that Britain’s empire appeared and then Britain’s food trade—that vast tonnage of tea, flour, sugar, bully beef and Crosse & Blackwell pickle that swept across the seven seas—appeared to feed it. The Economist, "British imperial historyHow food created the British empire," 19 Oct. 2017 In Rijeka, in Croatia, local authorities have secured EU funding to restore the Galeb, the once-sumptuous yacht on which Josip Broz Tito, the Yugoslav leader, once sailed the seven seas. The Economist, "Palace insidersMany eastern Europeans feel nostalgia for the communist era," 12 Oct. 2017 Of the seven sea turtles found around the globe, six travel through U.S. waters and are therefore protected under the Endangered Species Act. National Geographic, "13 Graceful Pictures of Rare Sea Turtles," 16 June 2017 For now, the SeaLife Center staffers are adjusting to life as the surrogate mothers for seven sea otters. Alaska Dispatch News, "Orphans of the ocean," 7 May 2016

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First Known Use of seven seas

1872, in the meaning defined above

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seven seas

noun

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: all the waters or oceans of the world

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