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

EnglishEdit

 
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 Ōceanus, originally from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus, a water deity). Displaced native Old English gārseċġ.

Also commonly referred to as the ocean sea, the sea of ocean (compare Latin mare ōceanum; Old French mer oceane, occeanne mer). Compare Saterland Frisian Oceoan (ocean), West Frisian oseaan (ocean), Dutch oceaan (ocean), German Low German Ozeaan (ocean), German Ozean (ocean), Danish ocean (ocean), Swedish ocean (ocean), French océan (ocean), Italian oceano (ocean).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊʃən
  • Hyphenation: o‧cean

NounEdit

ocean (countable and uncountable, plural oceans)

  1. (countable) One of the 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
    an ocean of difference
  4. A blue colour, like that of the ocean (also called ocean blue).
    ocean:  

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

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ōceanus.

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ocean m (plural oceans)

  1. ocean

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Further readingEdit

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 686.

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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ocean m inan

  1. ocean

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French océan

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ocean n (plural oceane)

  1. ocean

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

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ocèān m (Cyrillic spelling оцѐа̄н)

  1. (Croatia) ocean

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