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Meaning of OCEAN

Pronunciation:  'owshun

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

OCEAN is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: sea
 See Also: Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, body of water, deep, hydrosphere, Indian Ocean, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \O"cean\, a.
    Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean
    waves; an ocean stream. --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an ocean in your dream, represents the state of your emotions and feelings. It is indicative of some spiritual refreshment, tranquility and renewal.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: 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.
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