Etymology: occean (later reborrowed from océan), from Oceanus, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (okeanos) "great river supposed to encompass the earth" (personified as a deity), later "outer sea, as opposed to Mediterranean".
- One of the five large bodies of water separating the continents.
- (figuratively) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs.
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