Pacific Ocean

Definition of Pacific Ocean

the ocean between America and Asia, so called by Magellan, its first European navigator, on account of the exemption from violent tempests which he enjoyed while sailing over it; - called also, simply, the Pacific, and, formerly, the South sea.

See also: pacific

Related Words

Aleutian Islands, Aleutians, Antarctic Ocean, Arafura Sea, Australasia, Austronesia, battle of the Philippine Sea, Belau, Bering Sea, Catalina Island, Coral Sea, East China Sea, East India, East Indies, Guadalupe Island, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Tehuantepec, invasion of Iwo, Iwo, Iwo Jima, Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands, Malay Archipelago, New Guinea, New Zealand, North Pacific, ocean, Oceania, Oceanica, Osaka Bay, Pacific, Palau, Palau Islands, Papua, Pelew, Philippine Islands, Philippine Sea, Philippines, Puget Sound, San Diego Bay, San Francisco Bay, Santa Catalina, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, South China Sea, South Pacific, Tasman Sea, Volcano Islands, Wake, Wake Island, Yellow Sea
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