You know that vast, wet expanse of blue that keeps crashing waves on the beach? That's the ocean.

Atlantic, Pacific, Indian...these are just a few of the big oceans of the world. If Columbus hadn't sailed the ocean blue in 14 hundred ninety-two, America would have never been discovered. Home to sharks, mermaids, sailboats, and tsunami waves, the ocean makes up most of the planet Earth. But you can use ocean to describe anything similarly vast and limitless, like an endless ocean of fans at a rock concert.

Definitions of ocean
  1. noun
    a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
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    Antarctic Ocean
    the southern waters surrounding Antarctica
    Arctic Ocean
    ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
    Atlantic Ocean
    the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
    Indian Ocean
    the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
    Pacific Ocean
    the largest ocean in the world
    literary term for an ocean
    type of:
    body of water, water
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
  2. noun
    anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    synonyms: sea
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    type of:
    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
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