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Definition of "ocean" []

  • The entire body of salt water that covers more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. (noun)
  • Any of the principal divisions of the ocean, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans. (noun)
  • A great expanse or amount: "that ocean of land which is Russia” ( Henry A. Kissinger). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ocean" in a sentence
  • "Pushing your luck on the ocean is a terrible idea, Things can go wrong so fast out there, and when offshore like they were, no one is around to get your butt out of a sticky situation."
  • "Somewhere on this ocean is a ship that's heading right for us."
  • "Coming from the hills of North GA to the ocean is a huge treat."