Origin of ocean
OTHER WORDS FROM oceano·cean·like, adjectivein·ter·o·cean, adjective
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How to use ocean in a sentence
And, by warming the oceans, climate change is also setting the stage for supercharged storms, scientists say.What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck|Carolyn Gramling|August 27, 2020|Science News
So, while local materials may have delivered the bulk of Earth’s water, the oceans were likely topped off a bit later by collisions with remote space rocks.Earth’s building blocks may have had far more water than previously thought|Christopher Crockett|August 27, 2020|Science News
In particular, models have a hard time reproducing what happens to an MJO when it hits Southeast Asia’s mix of islands and ocean known as the Maritime Continent.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
Your house in the redwoods, by the creek and ocean, lasted nearly 19 years.
The regular eruption of volcanoes along the rift and new insights into the break up of continents adds to the belief that the continent may be splitting to form a new ocean.Scientists say a new ocean will form in Africa as the continent continues to split into two|Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu|August 13, 2020|Quartz
These brave souls took an icy dip in the ocean to ring in 2015 and raise money for charity.Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.
Fidel jumped out and hopped into the ocean without getting wet.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Opposite is a red-brick monastery leaning like an ocean liner in the snow.
The real story of who killed bin Laden may have gone to the bottom of the ocean or been plowed back into the dirt in Abbottabad.Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Story Is FUBAR, Special Ops Sources Say|Shane Harris|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are so rich in harmony, so weird, so wild, that when you hear them you are like a sea-weed cast upon the bosom of the ocean.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
His soul was tossed on the billows of a tempestuous ocean, in the midst of which he saw his father perishing.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Monsieur Farival thought that Victor should have been taken out in mid-ocean in his earliest youth and drowned.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
But this port (to obviate misunderstanding) is not on the Ocean lying eastward, but on that gulf which I have called French bay.
The common law is therefore always slowly changing like the ocean and is never at rest.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for ocean
Word Origin for ocean
Scientific definitions for ocean
The word ocean refers to one of the Earth's four distinct, large areas of salt water, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. The word can also mean the entire network of water that covers almost three quarters of our planet. It comes from the Greek Okeanos, a river believed to circle the globe. The word sea can also mean the vast ocean covering most of the world. But it more commonly refers to large landlocked or almost landlocked salty waters smaller than the great oceans, such as the Mediterranean Sea or the Bering Sea. Sailors have long referred to all the world's waters as the seven seas. Although the origin of this phrase is not known for certain, many people believe it referred to the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Black Sea, the Adriatic Sea, the Caspian Sea, and the Indian Ocean, which were the waters of primary interest to Europeans before Columbus.