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Davy Jones definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the bottom of a sea or ocean [syn: ocean floor, sea floor, ocean bottom, seabed, sea bottom, Davy Jones's locker, Davy Jones]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1751 the bottom of the sea personified

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. sl. 1 (in full Davy Jones's locker) the bottom of the sea, esp. regarded as the grave of those drowned at sea. 2 the evil spirit of the sea. Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Davy Jones Da"vy Jones" The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors. This same Davy Jones, according to the mythology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep, and is seen in various shapes warning the devoted wretch of death and woe. --Smollett. Davy Jones's Locker, the ocean, or bottom of the ocean. Gone to Davy Jones's Locker, dead, and buried in the sea; thrown overboard.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

[Sailors' term.] The Devil.

Moby Thesaurus

Davy, Dylan, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, Thetis, Triton, Varuna, fresh-water nymph, kelpie, limniad, man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, nix, nixie, ocean nymph, sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, siren, undine, water god, water spirit, water sprite




 


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