Meaning of “the high seas” in the English Dictionary

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"the high seas" in British English

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the high seasnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌhaɪ ˈsiːz/ us /ˌhaɪ ˈsiːz/

the seas that are not controlled by any country

(Definition of “the high seas” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the high seas" in Business English

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the high seasnoun [ plural ]

uk us

the areas of the oceans that are not controlled by any country:

The rising problem of piracy on the high seas has led the Foreign Officer Minister to call for global action.

(Definition of “the high seas” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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