high sea
noun Date: before 12th century the open part of a sea or ocean especially outside territorial waters — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high sea — high sea, adj. 1. the sea or ocean beyond the three mile limit or territorial waters of a country. 2. Usually, high seas. a. the open, unenclosed waters of any sea or ocean; common highway. b. Law. the area within which transactions are subject… …   Universalium

  • high sea — high′ sea′ n. Usu., high seas the open sea or ocean, esp. beyond the three mile limit or territorial waters of a country • Etymology: bef. 1100 …   From formal English to slang

  • high sea — noun the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑international waters • Ant: ↑territorial waters (for: ↑international waters), ↑territorial waters …   Useful english dictionary

  • high sea — noun The sea when it is very rough due to strong winds and storms, such that the sea encroaches much further inland than is normal, often causing damage. The ship eventually broke in half in high sea and winds …   Wiktionary

  • high sea — atvira jūra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Jūros ar vandenyno dalis, esanti už kurios nors valstybės teritorinių vandenų ir bendrai naudojama visų valstybių. atitikmenys: angl. high sea; open sea vok. Hochsee, f; offene See …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • high sea — atviroji jūra statusas Aprobuotas sritis žuvininkystė ir žvejyba apibrėžtis Už valstybės teritorinės jūros išorinės ribos esantys jūrų plotai. atitikmenys: angl. high sea vok. hohe See rus. открытое море pranc. haute mer šaltinis Lietuvos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • high sea — /haɪ ˈsi/ (say huy see) noun 1. sea or ocean beyond a country s territorial waters. 2. (usually plural) the open, unenclosed waters of any sea or ocean; common highway. See highway (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • high sea — open seas, part of the sea which is located a considerable distance from land …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sea — (s[=e]), n. [OE. see, AS. s[=ae]; akin to D. zee, OS. & OHG. s[=e]o, G. see, OFries. se, Dan. s[ o], Sw. sj[ o], Icel. s[ae]r, Goth. saiws, and perhaps to L. saevus fierce, savage. [root]151a.] 1. One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-seasoned — highˈ seaˈsoned or highˈly seaˈsoned adjective Made rich or piquant with spices or other seasoning • • • Main Entry: ↑high …   Useful english dictionary

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