Definition of Ocean

1. Noun. A large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere.

Specialized synonyms: Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific, Pacific Ocean
Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water
Examples of category: Body Of Water, Water, Shore
Specialized synonyms: Deep
Group relationships: Hydrosphere
Derivative terms: Oceanic, Oceanic

2. Noun. Anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume.
Exact synonyms: Sea
Generic synonyms: Large Indefinite Amount, Large Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Oceanic

Definition of Ocean

1. n. The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; -- called also the sea, or great sea.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean waves; an ocean stream.

Definition of Ocean

1. Proper noun. (English female given name) of modern usage. ¹

2. Noun. One of the five large bodies of water separating the continents. ¹

3. Noun. Water belonging to an ocean. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs. ¹

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Definition of Ocean

1. the vast body of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface [n -S] : OCEANIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Ocean

1. The great body of salt water that covers mores than two thirds of the surface of the earth, any of its five principal geographical divisions, the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antartic. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocean

ocean (current term)
ocean-type fish
ocean bottom
ocean current
ocean dumping
ocean floor
ocean liner
ocean liners
ocean perch
ocean pout
ocean ranching
ocean sunfish
ocean trip

Literary usage of Ocean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"ocean fishing. See Fishing—Deep sea. ocean life. See also Marine biology; Marine zoology. ocean temperature. How icebergs warm the sea. 11. ..."

2. The Works of Charles Sumner by Charles Sumner (1880)
"CHEAP ocean POSTAGE. RESOLUTION IN THE SENATE, DECEMBER 7,. ... while the ocean postage on a similar letter to Great Britain, under a recent convention, ..."

3. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"CHAPTER I. THE CORAL REEFS OF THE INDIAN ocean. THE topography of the Indian ocean gives but little aid to the student in attempting to determine the ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"South Pacific ocean :—Auckland and Campbell islands. 209. South Pacific ocean:—Ports and roadsteads in Solomon islands. 732. Pacific ocean:— Gilbert islands ..."

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