Definitions for ocean
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word ocean.
a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
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.
Etymology: From the vocabulary word ocean, inspired by the fashionable French female name Océane.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
This is not usual, though conformable to the original import of the word. Pertaining to the main or great sea.
In bulk as huge as that sea-beast
Leviathan, which God of all his works
Created hugest that swim th’ ocean stream. John Milton, P. Lost.
Bounds were set
To darkness, such as bound the ocean wave. John Milton.
Etymology: ocean, Fr. oceanus, Latin.
The golden sun salutes the morn,
And, having gilt the ocean with his beams,
Gallops the zodiack. William Shakespeare, Tit. and Andronicus.
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Time, in general, is to duration, as place to expansion. They are so much of those boundless oceans of eternity and immensity, as is set out and distinguished from the rest, to denote the position of finite real beings, in those uniform, infinite oceans of duration and space. John Locke.
The Big Five personality traits is a suggested taxonomy, or grouping, for personality traits, developed from the 1980s onward in psychological trait theory.
The ocean is a vast body of saltwater that covers a significant portion of the Earth's surface, consisting of interconnected water masses that are divided into several major and smaller seas. It plays a crucial role in regulating the planet's climate, influencing weather patterns, providing a habitat for diverse marine life, and serving as a valuable resource for human activities such as transportation, recreation, and the extraction of natural resources.
An ocean is a body of saline water that composes a large part of a planet's hydrosphere. In the context of Earth, it refers to one or all of the major divisions of the planet's World Ocean – they are, in descending order of area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic Oceans. The word "sea" is often used interchangeably with "ocean", but strictly speaking a sea is a body of saline water partly or fully enclosed by land. Earth is the only planet known to have an ocean. Approximately 72% of the planet's surface is covered by saline water that is customarily divided into several principal oceans and smaller seas, with the ocean covering approximately 71% of the Earth's surface. In terms of the hydrosphere of the Earth, the ocean contains 97% of the Earth's water. Oceanographers have stated that out of 97%, only 5% of the ocean as a whole on Earth has been explored. Because it is the principal component of Earth's hydrosphere, the world ocean is integral to all known life, forms part of the carbon cycle, and influences climate and weather patterns. The total volume is approximately 1.3 billion cubic kilometres with an average depth of 3,682 metres. It is the habitat of 230,000 known species, although much of the ocean's depths remain unexplored and it is estimated that over two million marine species exist. The origin of Earth's oceans is still unknown, but oceans are believed to have formed in the Hadean period and may have been the impetus for the emergence of life.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′shan, n. the vast expanse of salt water that covers the greater part of the surface of the globe: one of its five great divisions (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, Antarctic): any immense expanse or vast quantity.—adj. pertaining to the great sea.—n. O′cean-bā′sin, the depression of the earth's surface in which the waters of an ocean are contained.—adjs. Ocean′ian, pertaining to Oceania, which includes Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australasia, and Malaysia; Ocean′ic, pertaining to the ocean: found or formed in the ocean or high seas, pelagic: wide like the ocean.—ns.pl. Ocean′ic-is′lands, islands far from the mainland, situated in the midst of the ocean; Ocean′ides, marine molluscs or sea-shells.—ns. O′cean-lane (see Lane); Oceanog′rapher, one versed in oceanography.—adj. Oceanograph′ic.—ns. Oceanog′raphy, the scientific description of the ocean; Oceanol′ogy, the science of the ocean: a treatise on the ocean. [Fr.,—L. oceanus—Gr. ōkeanos, perh. from ōkys, swift.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
This term, in its largest sense, is the whole body of salt water which encompasses the globe, except the collection of inland seas, lakes, and rivers: in a word, that glorious type of omnipotent power, whether in calm or tempest:-- "Dark, heaving, boundless, endless, and sublime, The image of Eternity." In a more limited sense it is divided into--1. The Atlantic Ocean. 2. The Pacific Ocean. 3. The Indian Ocean. 4. The Southern Ocean.
A connected body of water of a specific size and volume.
The ocean is very vast and beautiful.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ocean is ranked #47272 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ocean surname appeared 449 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ocean.
60.3% or 271 total occurrences were Black.
30.9% or 139 total occurrences were White.
4.4% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.4% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ocean' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4517
Rank popularity for the word 'ocean' in Nouns Frequency: #1580
The numerical value of ocean in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ocean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The Multiplicity and the Unity are one and the same thing, a thing that is both many and one at the same time. The waves, and the currents underwater, make up the ocean. The ocean is the underlying basis for every wave. Neither the ocean, nor the waves, can be understood in isolation from each other.
Besides the fact that material mostly comes from the surface, the age-related bioaccumulation also increases these pollutant concentrations, bringing more threat to these most remote ecosystems. what is really novel here is not just that carbon from the surface ocean can reach the deep ocean on relatively short timescales, but that the young carbon produced in the surface ocean is fueling, or sustaining, life in the deepest trenches.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
What is really novel here is not just that carbon from the surface ocean can reach the deep ocean on relatively short timescales, but that the young carbon produced in the surface ocean is fueling, or sustaining, life in the deepest trenches.
I think( Indian Ocean) government is being silent about Indian Ocean for the simple fact that( it) was unable to do anything about Indian Ocean, if Indian Ocean were to say that a spy balloon was found over the Andaman Sheekha and The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which is seen as a great bastion of Indian sovereignty, Indian Ocean would show the government in a very poor light.
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Translations for ocean
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- قاموس, محيطArabic
- সমুদ্র, মহাসমুদ্রBengali
- རྒྱ་མཚོTibetan Standard
- oceàCatalan, Valencian
- cefnfor, eigionWelsh
- oician, bóchna, an fharraige mhòr, lear, mórmhuir, aigéan, farraigeIrish
- aigeann, cuan, an fhairge mhòr, cuan mòr, fairge, muir, tàbhScottish Gaelic
- יָם, אוקינוסHebrew
- समुन्दर, अम्बुधि, सागर, महासागर, समन्दरHindi
- oseyanHaitian Creole
- lautan, samudraIndonesian
- sjór, ægir, haf, úthafIcelandic
- 海, 大洋, 海洋Japanese
- imaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ಸಮುದ್ರ, ಮಹಾಸಾಗರ, ಸಾಗರKannada
- 大洋, 대양, 바다Korean
- oceanus, oceanumLatin
- enenne, enyanjjaGanda
- okeanas, vandenynasLithuanian
- moana, moana waiwai, moana tuauriuri, moana pīpipiMāori
- സമുദ്രം, സാഗരംMalayalam
- samudera, segara, lautanMalay
- အဏ္ဏဝါ, သမုဒ္ဒရာBurmese
- wereldzee, oceaanDutch
- verdshavNorwegian Nynorsk
- verdenshav, havNorwegian
- tónteelNavajo, Navaho
- سمندرPashto, Pushto
- ocean, okean, океанSerbo-Croatian
- සාගරයSinhala, Sinhalese
- మహా సముద్రం, సముద్రTelugu
- okean, de–izTurkmen
- 'oseniTonga (Tonga Islands)
- ساگر, بحر, محیط, سمندرUrdu
- okean, muhitUzbek
- đại dương, 大洋Vietnamese
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