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6 definitions found
 for ocean
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ocean \O"cean\ ([=o]"shan), a.
     Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean
     waves; an ocean stream. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ocean \O"cean\ ([=o]"shan), n. [F. oc['e]an, L. oceanus, Gr.
     'wkeano`s ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to
     encompass the earth.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Like the odor of brine from the ocean
              Comes the thought of other years.     --Longfellow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without
        apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an
        ocean of affairs. --Locke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              You're gonna need an ocean
              Of calamine lotion.                   --Lieber &
                                                    Stoller
                                                    (Poison Ivy:
                                                    song lyrics,
                                                    1994)
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ocean
      n 1: a large body of water constituting a principal part of the
           hydrosphere
      2: anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume [syn:
         ocean, sea]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "ocean":
     abundance, acres, bags, barrels, blue, brine, briny, bushel,
     copiousness, countlessness, deep, drink, flood, gobs, high seas,
     load, loads, lots, main, mass, mountain, much, multitude,
     numerousness, oceans, oodles, peck, plenitude, plenty, plethora,
     profusion, quantities, quantity, scads, sea, spate, superabundance,
     superfluity, the briny, the deep, the depths, tons, volume, world,
     worlds
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  OCEAN, n.  A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made
  for man -- who has no gills.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Ocean -- U.S. County in New Jersey
     Population (2000):    510916
     Housing Units (2000): 248711
     Land area (2000):     636.276111 sq. miles (1647.947493 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    279.602257 sq. miles (724.166491 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    915.878368 sq. miles (2372.113984 sq. km)
     Located within:       New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
     Location:             39.918818 N, 74.210903 W
     Headwords:
      Ocean
      Ocean, NJ
      Ocean County
      Ocean County, NJ
  

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