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ocean

See also: océan, oċean, Océan, Ocean, óceán, and oceán

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A map, with the Indian Ocean in dark blue

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *ocean, occean, occian, occyan, from Old French occean (later reborrowed or reinforced by Middle French ocean), from Latin Oceanus, from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus, a water deity). Also commonly referred to as the ocean sea, the sea of ocean (compare the Latin mare ōceanum; Old French mer oceane, occeanne mer). Compare Saterland Frisian Oceoan (ocean), West Frisian oseaan (ocean), Dutch oceaan (ocean), German Ozean (ocean), Danish ocean (ocean), Swedish ocean (ocean), French océan (ocean), Italian oceano (ocean).

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ocean (plural oceans)

  1. (countable) One of the five large bodies of water separating the continents.
  2. (uncountable) Water belonging to an ocean.
    The island is surrounded by ocean
  3. (figuratively) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits.
    the boundless ocean of eternity
    an ocean of affairs

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  • (large body of water): the ogin (UK, nautical and navy)

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ocean m

  1. ocean

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Oceanus, from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus).

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  • IPA(key): /otsěaːn/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ce‧an

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ocèān m (Cyrillic spelling оцѐа̄н)

  1. (Croatia) ocean

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