French translation of 'ocean'
1. (= sea) océan m
the seas and oceans of the world les mers et océans du monde
I went down to the ocean and took a swim. Je suis allé jusqu’à l’océan et j’ai nagé.
it’s a drop in the ocean (= insignificant amount) c’est une goutte d’eau dans l’océan
The blues span an ocean of styles. Le blues recouvre une multitude de styles.
oceans of (= lots of) des tonnes de
an ocean of tears un océan de larmes
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Example Sentences Including 'ocean'
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Now which company looks like the large ocean liner that is so difficult to change from its course, once set?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The sub carried two passengers and they would patrol the ocean floor searching for coral.Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)
And yet how recently has this view of the ocean crept up on us all.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Imagine an ocean liner in miniature.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Oceans are warming faster than expected and absorbing less carbon dioxide than expected.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The age of the ocean liner has passed.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The bottom of the wave catches on the ocean floor and energy is thrust upwards.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There is a central wooden structure with nine rooms, some with an ocean view, and a couple of stone bungalows.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The 40 chalets all have ocean views and mood lighting in the bathrooms; some also have plunge pools.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Experts predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world 's oceans.The Sun (2017)
He plans to set a record by going to the bottom of five oceans.The Sun (2012)
It is thought there may be oceans under its surface.The Sun (2006)
Its recovery appears to be linked to warmer ocean temperatures.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Jumping in the ocean is one of the great joys in my life.The Sun (2016)
One has an ocean bigger than all the oceans on earth combined.The Sun (2012)
Then, as if by magic, the ocean became calm.The Sun (2013)
There is no sea or ocean that could stop my love for you.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They are winning as a tug, straining sideways against the momentum of a huge ocean liner, can win.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What we need is more computing power to get much better detail of the ocean surface temperatures.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The only other place in the solar system known to have oceans is Earth.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
And those involved are pretty small: a few degrees between cooler land and warmer ocean at night, a few tens of degrees between tropics and poles.Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
Or perhaps it has disappeared into one of the ocean trenches.Infinite in All Directions (1989)
They were at one with the oceans.THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
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'ocean' in Other Languages
British English: ocean /ˈəʊʃən/ NOUN
The ocean is the sea.
There were few sights as beautiful as the calm ocean.
- American English: ocean
- Arabic: مُحِيطٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: oceano
- Chinese: 海洋
- Croatian: ocean
- Czech: oceán
- Danish: ocean
- Dutch: oceaan
- European Spanish: océano
- Finnish: valtameri
- French: océan
- German: Ozean
- Greek: ωκεανός
- Italian: oceano
- Japanese: 海洋
- Korean: 대양
- Norwegian: hav
- Polish: ocean
- European Portuguese: oceano
- Romanian: ocean
- Russian: океан
- Spanish: océano
- Swedish: hav
- Thai: มหาสมุทร
- Turkish: okyanus
- Ukrainian: океан
- Vietnamese: đại dương
Translation of ocean from the Collins English to French Dictionary