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Meaning of DAVY JONES

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the bottom of a sea or ocean
 
 Synonyms: Davy Jones's locker, ocean bottom, ocean floor, sea bottom, seabed
 
 See Also: abyssal zone, bathyal district, bathyal zone, bed, bottom, continental shelf, continental slope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Da"vy Jones"\
The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors.

      This same Davy Jones, according to the mythology of
      sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil
      spirits of the deep, and is seen in various shapes
      warning the devoted wretch of death and woe.
                                               --Smollett.

{Davy Jones's Locker}, the ocean, or bottom of the ocean.

{Gone to Davy Jones's Locker}, dead, and buried in the sea;
   thrown overboard.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Davy, Dylan, fresh-water nymph, kelpie, limniad, man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, nix, nixie, ocean nymph, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, siren, Thetis, Triton, undine, Varuna, water god, water spirit, water sprite
 

 

 

 

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