Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • proper noun The Pacific Ocean.
  • adjective Related to the Pacific Ocean.

Etymologies

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From Latin pācificus "peace-making"

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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