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ocean definition

Overview

This page has 8 definitions of ocean with English translations in 5 languages. Ocean is a noun. Examples of how to use ocean in a sentence are shown. Also define these 4 related words and terms: water, blue, colour, and ocean.

See also: Ocean, océan, óceán, oceán, and oċean

English ocean definition

A map, with the Indian Ocean in dark blue

Etymology

From Middle English *ocean, occean, occian, occyan, from Old French occean (later reborrowed or reinforced by Middle French ocean), from Latin Ōceanus, originally from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus, a water deity). Displaced native Old English gārseċġ.

Also commonly referred to as the ocean sea, the sea of ocean (compare Latin mare ōceanum; Old French mer oceane, occeanne mer). Compare Saterland Frisian Oceoan (ocean), West Frisian oseaan (ocean), Dutch oceaan (ocean), German Low German Ozeaan (ocean), German Ozean (ocean), Danish ocean (ocean), Swedish ocean (ocean), French océan (ocean), Italian oceano (ocean).

Pronunciation

Noun

ocean (countable and uncountable, plural oceans)

  1. (countable) One of the large bodies of water separating the continents.
    • Water definition
      A substance (of molecular formula H2O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam. (1 of 18 water definitions)
  2. (uncountable) Water belonging to an ocean.
    The island is surrounded by ocean
  3. (figuratively) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits.
    the boundless ocean of eternity
    an ocean of affairs
    an ocean of difference
  4. A blue colour, like that of the ocean (also called ocean blue).
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Synonyms

  • (large body of water): the ogin (UK, nautical and navy)

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Occitan ocean definition

Etymology

From Latin ōceanus.

Noun

ocean m (plural oceans)

  1. ocean

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Further reading

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 686.

Polish ocean definition

Pronunciation

Noun

ocean m inan

  1. ocean

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Romanian ocean definition

Etymology

From French océan

Noun

ocean n (plural oceane)

  1. ocean

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Serbo-Croatian ocean definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin Oceanus, from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ot͡sěaːn/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ce‧an

Noun

ocèān m (Cyrillic spelling оцѐа̄н)

  1. (Croatia) ocean

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  • prekoocenaski