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Synonyms for ocean
ˈoʊ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocean(noun)

    a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere


  2. ocean, sea(noun)

    anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume



  1. ocean(noun)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ocean

    Marine (Latin mare, sea) signifies belonging to the ocean, maritime, a secondary derivative from the same root, bordering on or connected with the ocean; as, marine products; marine animals; maritime nations; maritime laws. Nautical (Greek nautes, a sailor) denotes primarily anything connected with sailors, and hence with ships or navigation; naval (Latin navis, Greek naus, a ship) refers to the armed force of a nation on the sea, and, by extension, to similar forces on lakes and rivers; as, a naval force; a nautical almanac. Ocean, used adjectively, is applied to that which belongs to or is part of the ocean; oceanic may be used in the same sense, but is especially applied to that which borders on (or upon) or is connected with, or which is similar to or suggestive of an ocean; we speak of ocean currents, oceanic islands, or, perhaps, of an oceanic intellect.

    marine, maritime, nautical, naval, oceanic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ocean(n.)

    sea, main, deep, great deep, great sea, high sea

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ocean(n)

    main, deep

    Associated words:
    oceanic, interoceanic, doldrums, oceanography, oceanology, terrigenous, oceanus, transoceanic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    oceans, oceanic, océan, marine, sea, maritime, indian, maritimes, oceanographic, oceana, seas

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How to use ocean in a sentence?

  1. Don McKenzie:

    If you swim in non-chlorinated pools, lakes, ocean etc. then the risk disappears.

  2. Paul Zukunft:

    As I stand before you today, there's a whole other ocean that is opening up before us as ice gives way to open ocean in the Arctic.

  3. Ken Findlay:

    What we found here is reflective of the abilities of these animals to bounce back from very severe whaling pressure in the last century. Over 200,000 humpback whales were taken from the Southern hemisphere last year, it absolutely amazed me that 30 to 40 years later, we've seen these populations rebounding as they are. That gives me hope. It tells me something about the state of the ocean.

  4. Adrian Grenier:

    We are living during a critical turning point for our ocean, and that’s why I ’m excited to celebrate the city of Seattle as a true ocean health leader.

  5. Veterinarian Isaac Maeda:

    We live out in the ocean, a lot of things you see on the continental U.S., we don't see out here.

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