Ocean Definition

ōshən
oceans
noun
oceans
The great body of salt water that covers approximately 71% of the surface of the earth.
Webster's New World
Any of its four principal geographical divisions: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, or Arctic oceans.
Webster's New World
Any great expanse or quantity.
Webster's New World
The five oceans cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface.
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Atlantic Ocean - The bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is generally measured at 12,881 feet. The deepest point here is the Puerto Rico Trench at 28,231 feet. The Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest of the oceans, ranging from 33 parts per thousand to 37 parts per thousand.
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pronoun
A female given name of modern usage.
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Other Word Forms of Ocean

Noun

Singular:
ocean
Plural:
oceans

Origin of Ocean

  • Middle English occean from Old French from Latin ōceanus from Greek Ōkeanos the god Oceanus, a great river encircling the earth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the vocabulary word ocean, inspired by the fashionable French female name Océane.

    From Wiktionary

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