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ocean

  
  ( 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     
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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n.
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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