Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Pacific Ocean.
  • adj. Of, in, or near the Pacific Ocean.
  • adj. Of, on, or near the western coast of the United States.
  • adj. Of or concerning countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, especially those of Asia and North America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Pacific Ocean.
  • adj. Related to the Pacific Ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean.

Etymologies

From Latin pācificus "peace-making" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gooey ducks (Geoduck) are large "obscene" clams found in the pacific Northwest, said to be 8 "-10" across the shell. martha said the song is from tourist items in the Pacific

    The Gooey Duck Song

  • 86 - PACIFIC BASIN - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 5: 04 P.M. Eight thousand miles to the east, it was the middle of the night in Golden, Colorado, when the computers of the National Earthquake Information Center registered an atypical seismic disturbance originating from the Pacific basin, just north of the Solomon Islands, and measuring 6.3 Richter.

    State of fear

  • NEW WORKS ON PACIFIC AVE. at The Amy Burnett Gallery on the corner of 4th and Pacific and Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. There will be an abundance of new works unveiled on Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton this First Friday.

    All Stories - Bainbridge Island Review

  • She's not only interested in whether the sharks are swimming north and south along the eastern pacific shoreline, but also "if they're traveling across the Pacific and consequently interacting with high seas fisheries or fisheries off of Japan or China or

    NPR Topics: News

  • We are, for example, initiating or have initiated discussions with a number of countries for what we describe as a Pacific Partnership for Development.

    Media Conference, Perth - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Through this channel he sailed boldly and found himself upon an ocean which he called the Pacific, because of its peaceful aspect.

    Early European History

  • Nothing is more extraordinary than the navigation of Magellan upon this ocean, which he called Pacific, because for four months no storm assailed him upon it.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World

  • In response to the low rate of women who receive cancer screenings in Asian-Pacific communities in California, Eu -- with the help from representatives of local ethnic groups, nurses, doctors, and other health care specialists -- developed a simple, easy-to-read version of an existing, wordy pamphlet on mammograms and pap smears.

    Fda Employee Praised For Information On Womens Health

  • The month of May has great significance in Asian Pacific American history.

    President At Asian American Pacific Caucus Dinner

  • The change from the rough waters of the strait to the calm sea beyond made the word Pacific or Peaceful Sea seem the most suitable name for the vast body of water which they had entered.

    Introductory American History

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