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Ocean - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
[n] anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume

Synonyms

sea - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\O"cean\, n. [F. oc['e]an, L. oceanus, Gr.? ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to encompass the earth.]
1. 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}. Like the odor of brine from the ocean Comes the thought of other years. --Longfellow.
2. One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs. --Locke.
\O"cean\, a. Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean waves; an ocean stream. --Milton.

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