Oceanic

Definitions

  • A LONELY OCEAN
    A LONELY OCEAN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj oceanic constituting or living in the open sea "oceanic waters","oceanic life"
    • adj oceanic resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree "the oceanic violence of his rage"
    • adj oceanic relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean "oceanic islands like Bermuda","oceanic currents","oceanic birds","pelagic organisms","pelagic whaling"
    • n Oceanic an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE 'SILVER THREAD CONNECTING TWO OCEANS THE 'SILVER THREAD CONNECTING TWO OCEANS
An Ocean Policeman by Day An Ocean Policeman by Day
An Ocean Policeman by Night An Ocean Policeman by Night
A Life on the Ocean Wave 211 A Life on the Ocean Wave 211
Bear in Ocean Bear in Ocean
"THE OCEAN EAGLE SOARED" "THE OCEAN EAGLE SOARED"
Great Eastern and Oceanic Great Eastern and Oceanic
Oceanic compared to size of buildings Oceanic compared to size of buildings

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle
    • Oceanic Of or pertaining to Oceania or its inhabitants.
    • Oceanic Of or pertaining to the ocean; found or formed in or about, or produced by, the ocean; frequenting the ocean, especially mid-ocean. "Petrels are the most aërial and oceanic of birds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Arctic Ocean covers an area of about 14,056,000 sq miles
    • oceanic Belonging or relating to the ocean: as, the oceanic areas, basins, islands, etc.
    • oceanic Wide or extended as the ocean.
    • oceanic Specifically, in zoology, inhabiting the high seas; pelagic.
    • oceanic Pertaining to or noting the languages of the Malay-Polynesian group.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Panama is the only place in the world where someone can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic.
    • Oceanic pertaining to the ocean: found or formed in the ocean or high seas, pelagic: wide like the ocean
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Quotations

  • Andre Gide
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    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.”
  • George De Benneville
    George De Benneville
    “Honor the ocean of love.”
  • Thomas Robert Dewar
    Thomas Robert Dewar
    “Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.”
  • Lord Drewar
    Lord Drewar
    “Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.”

Idioms

Drop in the ocean - A drop in the ocean implies that something will have little effect because it is small and mostly insignificant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. océanique,. See Ocean
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. oceanus—Gr. ōkeanos, perh. from ōkys, swift.

Usage

In literature:

The people asked me whither I was bound, and I told them that I was going as far north as the Arctic Ocean, as far as Nordkyn.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
The early settlers came to this country from far across the ocean.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
The moon-lighted ocean spread full and throbbing before her.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
I shall never forget the dark, dreary, and terrific scene which the ocean presented to my unaccustomed sight.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is, indeed, one of the most wonderful of all the phenomena of the ocean.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
BALBOA SEES THE PACIFIC OCEAN .
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
On January 27, 1855, the first locomotive crosses from ocean to ocean.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
As he gazed over the ocean, he saw under all sail, standing in for the shore, a beautiful ship.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still the wind didn't come, and the ship went gliding smoothly over the ocean.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
And this Point Pleasant is a lovely place, too, with a broad look-out in front, for yonder lies the blue harbor and the ocean deeps.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
The calm, however, still continued, and at length the time came for lowering our late captain into his ocean grave.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
He made three voyages to the Arctic Ocean, the last two being under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
If he could not do this, he would never find his way across the trackless ocean.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Several of these communications are held with the ocean at different and distant points.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
And the stars start to twinkle and whistle a tune, Which never gets old for the ocean and moon.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
I say nothing, but in the female line Vermont has laid up oceans of future glory for herself.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
One has to negotiate a continent of emotional hill-climbing and an ocean of talk.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
The whole ocean was lighted up by the constant blaze of light.
"The Go Ahead Boys and the Treasure Cave" by Ross Kay
Now his thoughts turned to the Sea Eagle which at that moment was doubtless upon the ocean and headed for Cuba.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
They seemed to be enjoying the calm of the clear morning, and were taking an ocean stroll as it were.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
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In poetry:

And backward from the side he stepped—
(He had been born at sea)
“Now who will seek in ocean’s depths
A sailor’s grave with me?”
"'The Seabolt's Volunteers'" by Henry Lawson
How fresh these breezes to the brow--
How dear this freedom to the soul;
Bright ocean, I am with thee now,
So let thy golden billows roll!
"The Ideal And The Actual" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
That I may build in spirit fair
Temples and torii on each place
That I have loved--Oh, hear it, Air,
Ocean and Earth, and grant your grace!
"Shinto" by Cale Young Rice
In the valley, on the mountain,
From the swamp, the lake, the fountain,
From the ocean, from the river,
The voice of blood is sounding ever.
"The Voice of Blood" by Janet Hamilton
Creator! at whose steadfast word
Alike the years and oceans roll,
Here may thy truth in Christ, our Lord,
Shine forth and sanctify the soul.
"Hymns For Dedication II" by John Pierpont
And all around, 'twixt sky and sea,
A hollow wind did blow;
And the waves were heaved from the ocean depths,
And the ship rocked to and fro.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

This is Genevieve Johnson speaking to you from the Odyssey in the mid- Atlantic Ocean .
As the crew crosses their third and final ocean, the Voyage of the Odyssey is sailing closer to its end.
This is Judith Scott speaking to you from the Odyssey in the Atlantic Ocean .
The Odyssey has now finished its research in the Mediterranean and is heading into the final research area for the Voyage, the Atlantic Ocean .
Atlantic Ocean Takes Sunshine Oaks.
David Flores leaps off Atlantic Ocean as trainer Bob Baffert watches in the winner's circle after their win in the $250,000 John Deere Oaks at Santa Anita.
Maine Islands, Atlantic Ocean , and spring sunshine.
The Penobscot River, which is undergoing a major restoration program, had only 609 salmon return from their ocean migration by the end of August — the lowest number since the year 2000.
Aurora borealis seen from the deck of the USCG icebreaker Healy in the Arctic Ocean: Photo courtesy of Laurie Juranek, Oregon State University.
Benard, who now lives in South Walton, was born near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
A data plate picked up off the ocean floor was traced back to Besal, who now teaches aviation maintenance technology in Charleston, South Carolina.
Kelly Bensimon's Oceanic Nip Slip Kelly realized that photographers caught her "slipping out" of her bathing suit during a dip in the warm ocean waters and quickly readjusted herself.
OCEAN SPRINGS — The new $2-million Marine Environmental Research Lab oratory in Ocean Springs will be used for ecosystem research.
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department's annual St READ.
OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) came READ.
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In science:

By the Gronwall inequality, we further obtain the following result about the asymptotic mean-square estimate for the coupled atmosphere-ocean system.
Stochastic Dynamics of a Coupled Atmosphere--Ocean Model
We have investigated the dynamical behavior of a coupled atmosphere-ocean model.
Stochastic Dynamics of a Coupled Atmosphere--Ocean Model
Dynamics of a coupled atmosphere-ocean model.
Stochastic Dynamics of a Coupled Atmosphere--Ocean Model
Mysak. A zonally averaged, coupled ocean-atmosphere model for paleoclimate studies. J.
Stochastic Dynamics of a Coupled Atmosphere--Ocean Model
The DM2-component may be distributed in space either homogeneously likes a dark cosmic “ocean”, or consists of many low mass halos without gas and stars, as assumed by Tully et al. (2002) and Tully (2004).
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
Thus the flow velocity is at right angle to the driving pressure gradient which is balanced by the Coriolis force, similar to flows in weather systems and oceans on the rotating earth.
Enhanced mass transfer during dwarf nova outbursts by irradiation of the secondary?
The emission from the sample was collected transverse to the pump beam and the spectrum analyzed on a PC based spectrometer (Ocean Optics).
Levy statistical fluctuations from a Random Amplifying Medium
Janssen, The Interaction of Ocean Waves and Wind (Cambridge Univ.
Surface gravity waves in deep fluid at vertical shear flows
Zumberge et al measured g at varying depths in the ocean as a test of ISL and a determination of GN .
New Regions for a Chameleon to Hide
Ibstedt, H., Surphing on the Ocean of Numbers - A Few Smarandache Notions and Similar Topics, Erhus Univ.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
H. Ibstedt, Surfing on the Ocean of Numbers -- a few Smarandache Notions and Similar Topics, Erhus Univ.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
H. Ibstedt, Surfing on the Ocean of Numbers - a few Smarandache Notions and Similar Topics, Erhus Univ.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
H. Ibstedt, Surfing on the Ocean of Numbers - a few Smarandache Notions and Similar Topics, Erhus Univ.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
H. Ibstedt, Surfing on the Ocean of Numbers - a few Smarandache Notions and Similar Topics, Erhus Univ.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
H. Ibstedt, Surfing on the Ocean of Numbers - a few Smarandache Notions and Similar Topics, Erhus Univ.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
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