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English [ edit ]
( nautical ) Regions of the ocean that are far from shore, especially those regions that do not belong to any country.
: 2013 June 8, “ The new masters and commanders”, , volume 407, number 8839, page 52 The Economist
From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. . . . For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.
Usage notes [ edit ]
Usually used in the plural form, although examples of the singular form can be found, as in:
, c. 1830 James Fenimore Cooper, The Water Witch, ch. 16:
"[T]he commander of this vessel must get a passport of Her Majesty's cruiser, ere she again enter the
Often used in the phrase
on the high seas.
Translations [ edit ]
regions of ocean far from shore