great sea
Ocean O"cean ([=o]"shan), n. [F. oc['e]an, L. oceanus, Gr. 'wkeano`s ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to encompass the earth.] 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}. [1913 Webster]

Like the odor of brine from the ocean Comes the thought of other years. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

You're gonna need an ocean Of calamine lotion. --Lieber & Stoller (Poison Ivy: song lyrics, 1994) [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Great sea — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great Sea — may refer to:* Belegaer, a fictional sea in Lord of the Rings * Great Sea, a fictional setting in The Legend of Zelda video game series * Mediterranean Sea, called Great Sea in the Bible …   Wikipedia

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  • Great Sea — The Mediterranean …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Great Sea — Biblical name for the Mediterranean …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Great Sea of the West —  / Great Sea    The immense ocean to the west of Middle earth.    Belegaer, the mighty ocean that lay off the western coasts of Middleearth. Far across the sea to the west lay Aman, the Undying Lands, and in the midst of this ocean was set… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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  • Great — (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; opposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great bear — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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