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o·cean

ocean

 
 
pronunciation:
o shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the vast expanse of salt water covering approximately three quarters of the earth's surface.
Many fish live only in the ocean and not in rivers or lakes.
synonyms:
sea, seven seas
similar words:
briny, drink, high seas, hydrosphere, main, wave
definition 2: any of the major divisions of this expanse.
The Pacific is the largest of the earth's oceans.
 
similar words:
Arctic Ocean, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean
definition 3: a huge expanse or quantity.
Our room looked out at an ocean of wildflowers.His performances received oceans of praise from the critics.
synonyms:
deluge, host, mountain, sea, volume
similar words:
flood, mass, pile, raft, slew, spate, torrent
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Word History
Ocean is from an ancient Greek word that means "great river surrounding the earth." Okeanos was the Greek god of the ocean.
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