Definition of open sea in English:

open sea


usually the open sea
  • An expanse of sea away from land.

    ‘they turned and slowly headed into the open sea’
    • ‘Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea.’
    • ‘During that year divers regularly encountered large groups of rays in a channel leading from the open sea into Yap's lagoon.’
    • ‘Shore leave is restricted, but the tedium is relieved every three weeks or so when she heads out to the open sea to make fresh water, giving the ship's company a break from the heat and mosquitoes.’
    • ‘Two to three metre thick ice plates quickly replaced the open sea.’
    • ‘Its water was almost as blue and as clear as the open sea outside.’
    • ‘The highlight of the day was a trip on a speed boat on the open sea.’
    • ‘Once again the northern harbor was gripped by fog, and it drew in even as the sea-raider's ship sailed out towards the open sea.’
    • ‘Once past the Isle of Wight they were in to the English Channel and the open sea.’
    • ‘It is also only 340 miles south of Baghdad, close to the border with Iran, and 75 miles from the open sea of the Persian Gulf.’
    • ‘As a wave passes through the open sea, the water moves only up and down.’
    • ‘The plan for today is a deep exploration dive on the outer reef to a maximum of 105m, swimming back through the arch from the open sea and into the lagoon.’
    • ‘It was a lonely evening somewhere about 6 p.m. when sails were set and we quietly sailed out to the open sea.’
    • ‘Policymakers are aware that, like a ship on the open sea, the U.S. economy cannot be turned on a dime.’
    • ‘The girls awoke at midafternoon to the rolling and swaying of a ship on the open sea.’
    • ‘There would be no monsters to slay, no treasures to find, no damsels in distress - just an ordinary cruise on the open sea.’
    • ‘When the Navy was seen to retreat to the safety of the open sea, the morale of the land forces was severely damaged.’
    • ‘One felt so free when they were out on the open sea that it was hard to imagine life on land again.’
    • ‘A large lagoon, protected from the open sea by the surrounding islands, serves as a natural nursery for the population.’
    • ‘The work evokes the open sea, as if the tide is about to carry away a small boat, suggested by the shape of an oddly placed snippet of text.’
    • ‘There was little apprehension among the ship's crew as they sailed clear of the harbor, bound for the open sea.’


open sea

/ˈōpən sē/ /ˈoʊpən si/