What does high seas mean?

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  1. high seas(Noun)

    Parts of the ocean surface that are far from shore.

  2. high seas(Noun)

    International waters; parts of the ocean that are not considered to belong to any specific country.


  1. High Seas

    An NCIS agent who used to work under Gibbs asks for the team's help investigating a case where sailors on an aircraft carrier are dying of a drug overdose, but have no history of any kind of drug abuse.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. High Seas

    as understood in international law means the entire sea or ocean area which lies beyond a three-mile belt of coast water. This coastal strip is called the mare clausum, and the rights of fishing, &c., in it are reserved to the country upon which it borders.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of high seas in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of high seas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Kampfner:

    You can't really be' too big' for the high seas. But these superyachts are now at such a size that many of them can't get into harbors.

  2. Joe Namath:

    The history of the high seas have survival rates over the years, there have been miracles out there, and we're planning on finding the children.

  3. Srikanth Kondapalli:

    One of the primary concerns is the challenge to the free flow of goods and services on the high seas in recent times and strengthening the Indo-Pacific idea.

  4. President Richard Nixon:

    Most countries, including the United States, found effective means of dealing with piracy on the high seas a century and a half ago, we can -- and we will -- deal effectively with piracy in the skies today.

  5. The State Department official:

    Ultimately no matter how much sand China piles on top of a submerged reef or shoal ... it is not enhancing its territorial claim. You can't build sovereignty, he (Kerry) will leave his Chinese interlocutors in absolutely no doubt that the United States remains committed to maintaining freedom of navigation and to exercise our legitimate rights as pertaining to over flight and movement on the high seas.

Images & Illustrations of high seas

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