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1. ocean

noun. ['ˈoʊʃən'] a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere.

Synonyms

  • body of water
  • hydrosphere
  • water

Antonyms

  • shallow
  • explicable
  • natural elevation
  • high

Etymology

  • occean (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • Oceanus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Ocean

  • locomotion
  • promotion
  • devotion
  • demotion
  • commotion
  • laotian
  • emotion
  • potion
  • notion
  • motion
  • lotion
  • kocian
  • hoeschen
  • bocian

How do you pronounce ocean?

Pronounce ocean as ˈoʊʃən.

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Sentences with ocean


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sea plant names describe plants that live and thrive in the saltwater of the ocean.

2. Verb, past participle
All rooms have ocean views, and two- and three-bedroom townhouses accommodate larger groups.

3. Adjective
The water from a salt water pool, however, is reminiscent of ocean water.

Quotes about ocean


1. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.
- Alice Morse Earle

3. My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?
- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

2. ocean

noun. ['ˈoʊʃən'] anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume.

Synonyms

  • large indefinite quantity
  • large indefinite amount

Antonyms

  • exoteric
  • small
  • little

Etymology

  • occean (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • Oceanus (Latin)
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