Definition of pacificus
1. Pacific [ n ] the largest ocean in the worldUsed in print:
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
Hudson pointed the Discovery down the east coast of the newly discovered sea ( now called Hudson_Bay ) , confident he was on_his_way to the warm waters of the Pacific .
(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
The most infamous of all was launched by the explosion of the island of Krakatoa in 1883 ; it raced across the Pacific at 300 miles an hour , devastated the coasts of Java and Sumatra with waves 100 to 130 feet high , and pounded the shore as far_away as San_Francisco .
Tsunami are rare , however , in the Atlantic_Ocean ; they are far more common in the Pacific .
An ordinary sea wave is rarely more than a_few hundred feet long from crest to crest - no longer than 320 feet in the Atlantic or 1000 feet in the Pacific .
In the deep waters of the Pacific these waves reach a speed of 500 miles_per_hour .Synonyms Pacific Pacific_Ocean Related Terms ocean south_pacific north_pacific Japan Philippines Wake_Island Malay_Archipelago Aleutian_Islands Papua Bering_Sea Oceania Iwo New_Zealand guadalupe_island Coral_Sea South_China_Sea East_China_Sea Sea_of_Japan Sea_of_Okhotsk Yellow_Sea Australasia San_Diego_Bay San_Francisco_Bay Puget_Sound gulf_of_alaska belau catalina_island gulf_of_tehuantepec osaka_bay Antarctic_Ocean volcano_islands arafura_sea Austronesia Philippine_Sea tasman_sea Iwo
2. pacific [ a ] promoting peace
Examples: "the result of this pacific policy was that no troops were called up"
3. Pacific [ a ] relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean
Examples: "Pacific islands"
4. pacific [ a ] disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
Examples: "the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force" "a quiet and peaceable person" "in a peaceable and orderly manner"