, L. oceanus
, Gr. ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to encompass the earth.
- The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; -- called also the sea, or great sea.
Like the odor of brine from the ocean
Comes the thought of other years.
- One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
- An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs.