Definitions for oceanˈoʊ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the vast body of salt water that covers almost three-fourths of the earth's surface.
any of the geographical divisions of this body, commonly given as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans.
a vast expanse or quantity:
an ocean of grass.
Origin of ocean:
1250–1300; ME (< OF) < L < Gk ŌkeanósOceanus
a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the large bodies of salt water on the earth
the sound of the ocean; fish that live in the ocean; ocean currents/beaches
one of the five regions of the ocean
the Antarctic Ocean; the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
One of the five large bodies of water separating the continents.
Water belonging to an ocean.
The island is surrounded by ocean
An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs.
of modern usage.
Origin: From the vocabulary word ocean, inspired by the fashionable French female name Océane.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An old toper who is always soaked, has many a hard night along the coast, floats many a schooner, lashes himself into a fury because so frequently crossed, and has his barks in every port. At sea, the king of the elements; on shore, a mere surf.
Translations for ocean
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the salt water that covers most of the earth's surface.
- oseaan, see, wêreldseeAfrikaans
- oceanoPortuguese (BR)
- der OzeanGerman
- hav; oceanDanish
- vandenynas, okeanasLithuanian
- hav, oseanNorwegian
- (мировой) океанRussian
- ocean, havSwedish
- 海洋Chinese (Trad.)
- đại dươngVietnamese
- 海洋Chinese (Simp.)
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