from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The entire body of salt water that covers more than 70 percent of the earth's surface.
- n. Any of the principal divisions of the ocean, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans.
- n. A great expanse or amount: "that ocean of land which is Russia” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the five large bodies of water separating the continents.
- n. Water belonging to an ocean.
- n. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; -- called also the sea, or great sea.
- n. One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
- n. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits
- adj. Of or pertaining to the main or great sea
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The body of water which envelops the earth, and covers almost three fourths of its surface with a mean depth — as nearly as can be estimated at the present time — of less than 12,500 feet.
- n. Something likened to the ocean; also, a great quantity: as, an ocean of trouble.
- Of or pertaining to the main or great sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
- n. a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
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.
Like birds plunging into the ocean is a sign of baitfish.
If dropping iron dust into the ocean is a great idea, then let's just get on with it.
And, of course, the ocean is the perfect place to hide.
I realize that the ocean is the worlds largest heat sink, but if you were to put a few thousand of these in the gulf of mexico, I would think it would affect oceanic life by dramatically changing the temperature at depth.
From new sources of energy and nutritious food to limitless biodiversity and potential settlement sites the ocean is the last great unexploited frontier on earth.
Shrimping the ocean is a major industry and many families depend on it as their only source of income.
Swimming in chlorinated pools or even the ocean is acceptable; however, many lakes, streams and ponds can harbor bacteria that may make you extremely ill.