1. [ adjective ] constituting or living in the open sea

"oceanic waters" "oceanic life"

Related terms: sea
2. [ adjective ] resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree

"the oceanic violence of his rage"

Related terms: unlimited
3. [ adjective ] relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean
Synonyms: pelagic

"oceanic islands like Bermuda" "oceanic currents" "oceanic birds" "pelagic organisms" "pelagic whaling"

Related terms: sea ocean
4. [ noun ] (linguistics) an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
Synonyms: Eastern_Malayo-Polynesian
Related terms: Malayo-Polynesian Hawaiian Fijian Maori Tahitian
Similar spelling:   Oceanica