Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to the ocean.
  • adjective Relating to the open ocean, away from coastal waters.
  • adjective Relating to or inhabiting the ocean waters that lie beyond the continental shelf and exceed 200 meters (656 feet) in depth.
  • adjective Resembling an ocean in expanse; vast.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or noting the languages of the Malay-Polynesian group.
  • Belonging or relating to the ocean: as, the oceanic areas, basins, islands, etc.
  • Wide or extended as the ocean.
  • Specifically, in zoology, inhabiting the high seas; pelagic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the ocean; found or formed in or about, or produced by, the ocean; frequenting the ocean, especially mid-ocean.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Oceania or its inhabitants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the ocean.
  • adjective Living in, produced by, or frequenting the ocean; pelagic.
  • adjective Resembling an ocean in vastness or extent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective constituting or living in the open sea
  • adjective resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree
  • noun an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • adjective relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean

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