(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean

- oceanic islands like Bermuda

- oceanic currents

- oceanic birds

Similar word(s): pelagic

2. resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree

- the oceanic violence of his rage

Similar word(s): limitless, unlimited

3. constituting or living in the open sea

- oceanic waters

- oceanic life

Similar word(s): marine


1. an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages

Definition categories: communication, polynesian