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I love all the arts - so museums, theatre, music, walks near trees or by the ocean, time with people, psychological readings.
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Meaning of "ocean" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OCEAN

Via Old French from Latin ōceanus, from Greek ōkeanosOceanus.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OCEAN

ocean  [ˈəʊʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OCEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ocean is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OCEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ocean

Ocean

An ocean (from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Okeanos); the World Ocean of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. On Earth, an ocean is one of the major conventional divisions of the World Ocean, which occupies two-thirds of planet's surface. These are, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans. The word sea is often used interchangeably with "ocean" in American English but, strictly speaking, a sea is a body of saline water (generally a division of the world ocean) partly or fully enclosed by land. Earth is the only planet that is known to have an ocean (or any large amounts of open liquid water). Saline water covers approximately 72% of the planet's surface (~3.6×108 km2) and is customarily divided into several principal oceans and smaller seas, with the ocean covering approximately 71% of the Earth's surface. The ocean contains 97% of the Earth's water, and oceanographers have stated that only 5% of the World Ocean has been explored. The total volume is approximately 1.

Definition of ocean in the English dictionary

The first definition of ocean in the dictionary is a very large stretch of sea, esp one of the five oceans of the world, the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic. Other definition of ocean is the body of salt water covering approximately 70 per cent of the earth's surface. Ocean is also a huge quantity or expanse.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OCEAN


amotion
əˈməʊʃən
commotion
kəˈməʊʃən
cushion
ˈkʊʃən
devotion
dɪˈvəʊʃən
emotion
ɪˈməʊʃən
Goshen
ˈɡəʊʃən
groschen
ˈɡrəʊʃən
interocean
ˌɪntərˈəʊʃən
locomotion
ˌləʊkəˈməʊʃən
lotion
ˈləʊʃən
misdevotion
ˌmɪsdɪˈvəʊʃən
motion
ˈməʊʃən
nicotian
nɪˈkəʊʃən
notion
ˈnəʊʃən
pincushion
ˈpɪnˌkʊʃən
potion
ˈpəʊʃən
premotion
priːˈməʊʃən
promotion
prəˈməʊʃən
remotion
rɪˈməʊʃən
slow-motion
ˌsləʊˈməʊʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OCEAN

occy
OCD
ocean bed
ocean floor spreading
ocean greyhound
Ocean Island
ocean liner
Ocean of Storms
Ocean State
ocean-going
oceanaria
oceanarium
oceanaut
oceanfront
Oceania
Oceanian
oceanic
oceanic feeling
oceanic ridge
oceanic trench

WORDS THAT END LIKE OCEAN

Antarctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
caducean
cetacean
Circean
crustacean
gallinacean
German Ocean
Indian Ocean
Joycean
laodicean
lyncean
Medicean
ostracean
Pacific Ocean
panacean
Piscean
Southern Ocean
Western Ocean

Synonyms and antonyms of ocean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OCEAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ocean» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ocean

Translation of «ocean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OCEAN

Find out the translation of ocean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ocean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ocean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海洋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

océano
570 millions of speakers

English

ocean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सागर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحِيطٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

океан
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oceano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহাসাগর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

océan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ozean
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

海洋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대양
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đại dương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

महासागर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

okyanus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oceano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ocean
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

океан
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ocean
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ωκεανός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oseaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hav
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hav
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ocean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OCEAN»

The term «ocean» is very widely used and occupies the 3.233 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OCEAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ocean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ocean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ocean

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10 QUOTES WITH «OCEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ocean.
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
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Alan Arkin
You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you're gonna take and which waves you're not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.
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Robert Ballard
Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend - my best friend.
4
Peter Benchley
We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs.
5
Aimee Bender
I love all the arts - so museums, theatre, music, walks near trees or by the ocean, time with people, psychological readings.
6
Kate Bernheimer
With our evolved busy hands and our evolved busy brains, in an extraordinarily short period of time we've managed to alter the earth with such geologic-forcing effects that we ourselves are forces of nature. Climate change, ocean acidification, the sixth mass extinction of species.
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Lord Byron
Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
8
Deb Caletti
Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.
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Jonathan Carroll
May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.
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Henry Clay
If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OCEAN»

Discover the use of ocean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ocean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ocean Acidification
The ocean helps moderate climate change thanks to its considerable capacity to store CO2, however the consequences of this process, known as "ocean acidification", are raising concerns for the biological, ecological, and biogeochemical ...
Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Lina Hansson, 2011
2
Computational Ocean Acoustics
Thoroughly revised, this volume completely updates the material in the first edition and includes new models based on current research.
Finn B. Jensen, William A. Kuperman, Michael B. Porter, 2011
3
Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space ...
A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling business book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Published by Harvard Business Review Press.
W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, 2013
4
The Inner Ocean: Individualism and Democratic Culture
George Kateb argues that democracy is founded on respect for the dignity of individuals as individuals, and that this respect transforms all human relations.
George Kateb, 1992
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Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text
The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level ...
John Marshall, R. Alan Plumb, 2007
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Ocean Waves: The Stochastic Approach
Describes the stochastic method for ocean wave analysis - vital information for design and operation of ships.
Michel K. Ochi, 2005
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Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas
"Alien Ocean "immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries.
Stefan Helmreich, 2008
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An Introduction to Ocean Remote Sensing
The book covers radiative transfer, ocean surface properties, satellite orbits, instruments and methods, visible remote sensing of biological properties, infrared sea surface temperature retrieval, passive microwave measurements, ...
Seelye Martin, 2004
9
Ocean Circulation Theory
Basic questions of physical processes in large-scale dynamics of the oceans are discussed in this book.
Joseph Pedlosky, 1996
10
The Empty Ocean
In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery.
Richard Ellis, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OCEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ocean is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Synthetic material mimics coral's ocean-cleaning attributes
Researchers from China's Anhui Jianzhu University have developed a synthetic substance that mimics coral's ability to collect harmful heavy ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
2
Bahamian paradise viewed from space captures ocean in motion
They create turbulence in the layer of water just above the ocean bottom and can help predict how sediment will bury sunken objects or how ... «New Scientist, Jul 15»
3
Ancient Microbes Found Alive Deep Beneath the Ocean Floor
Researchers working off the Shimokita Peninsula in Japan have discovered living microbes buried 8,000 feet below the seabed, a new record. «io9, Jul 15»
4
Public Release: 24-Jul-2015 Marine plankton brighten clouds over …
The lighter-green swirls are a massive December 2010 plankton bloom following ocean currents off Patagonia, at the southern... view more. «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
5
African Ocean and Coasts - our heritage, our life, our destiny
Africa has a combined coastline of over 47,000 km, and with that a vast ocean resource and potential new economic frontier. However it is ... «The Africa Report, Jul 15»
6
Could Maine make shoes out of ocean waste?
The world produces a lot of trash that ends up in the ocean — especially plastic. It's enough to place five grocery bags full of plastic trash on ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Britain's Ben Hooper wants to conquer Atlantic Ocean in just four …
As a child Ben Hooper nearly drowned in a swimming pool in Belgium. A traumatic experience like this might cause someone to fear the water, ... «220 Triathlon, Jul 15»
8
ECsix completes another Volvo Ocean Race
After nine months, 11 Ports, 38,739 nautical miles and 10 In-Port races the seven teams of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race completed this ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
9
Indian Ocean games
The move is being seen as an attempt by the Indian Ocean atoll to forge closer ties with China. Chinese companies are already involved in ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
10
Proposed Ocean Terminal hotel has touch of New York
Updated concept designs for a landmark hotel opposite Ocean Terminal shopping centre have been released, amid hopes it will become a ... «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ocean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ocean>. Nov 2019 ».
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