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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ocean  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ocean  \O"cean\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  main  or  great  sea;  as  the  ocean 
  waves;  an  ocean  stream.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ocean 
  n  1:  a  large  body  of  water  constituting  a  principal  part  of  the 
  hydrosphere 
  2:  anything  apparently  limitless  in  quantity  or  volume  [syn:  {sea}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ocean,  NJ 
  Zip  code(s):  07712 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  OCEAN,  n.  A  body  of  water  occupying  about  two-thirds  of  a  world  made 
  for  man  --  who  has  no  gills. 
 
 




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