1. 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. --Longfellow.
2. 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.
3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs.
O·cean a. Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean waves; an ocean stream.
n 1: a large body of water constituting a principal part of the
2: anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume [syn: sea]