ocean freight meaning, ocean freight definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( oceans    plural  )
1       n-sing   The ocean is the sea.  
the N  
There were few sights as beautiful as the calm ocean on a warm night.     
2       n-count; n-in-names   An ocean is one of the five very large areas of sea on the Earth's surface.  
They spent many days cruising the northern Pacific Ocean., ...the Indian Ocean.     
3       n-count   If you say that there is an ocean of something, you are emphasizing that there is a very large amount of it.  
INFORMAL   N of n     (emphasis)    I had cried oceans of tears..., APEC seems be drowning in an ocean of jargon.     
4    If you say that something is a drop in the ocean, you mean that it is a very small amount which is unimportant compared to the cost of other things or is so small that it has very little effect on something.  
a drop in the ocean      phrase   usu v-link PHR     (emphasis)    His fee is a drop in the ocean compared with the real cost of broadcasting.     

Ocean-going ships are designed for travelling on the sea rather than on rivers, canals, or lakes.      adj   usu ADJ n  
At the height of his shipping career he owned about 60 ocean-going vessels.     
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renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides


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