from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A Titan god of the outer sea encircling the earth and the father of the Oceanides and the river gods.
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- proper n. A large mare region on the Moon.
- proper n. Personification of vast waters or the world ocean. He was the first-born of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaia, the god Ωκεανός Ποταμός (River Ocean) that encircled the earth. With his sister Tethys fathered all rivers and the Oceanids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The god of the great outer sea, or the river which was believed to flow around the whole earth.
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- n. (Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythology
_The Egyptians, by the term Oceanus, understand their own river Nilus_.
This oblique photo shows the region around the crater Galilaei and Planitia Descensus in Oceanus Procellarum (the Sea of Storms).
Atlas in Africk, or yet the sea adioining to Africk, had the name Oceanus
The Greeks, who also fancied the earth was round and compassed by a mighty river called Oceanus, described it as flowing with "a steady, equable current," for they generally gazed out upon calm and sunlit seas.
Let it suffice, that we are assured, both by this author and by others, that the Nile was called Oceanus: and what is alluded to by Pherecydes is certainly a large map or chart.
The early Greeks regarded the earth as a flat disc, surrounded by a perpetually flowing river called Oceanus: the god of this river was also called Oceanus, and afterwards the name was applied to the Atlantic.
The landing site chosen for Intrepid was another basalt plain - or mare - called Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), along the lunar equator and about 950 miles west of the Apollo
Visually stunning, the Oceanus is a fantastic vocal mic.
She has just returned from a cruise aboard the "Oceanus", a research vessel out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
"Oceanus" Aeschylus seems to have intended to personify the great surrounding stream.