Definitions for sharkʃɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various predatory cartilaginous fishes of the order Selachii, having a rough scaleless skin, a wide mouth on the underside of the head, and five to seven gill slits on each side: some attack humans.
Origin of shark:
1560–70; orig. uncert.
a person who preys greedily on others, as by cheating or usury.
Informal. a person who has unusual ability in a particular field.
(v.t.)Archaic. to obtain by trickery or fraud; steal.
Origin of shark:
1590–1600; < dial. G Schork, var. of Schurke rascal
any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways
"a card shark"
play the shark; act with trickery
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large ocean fish with teeth and a fin on its back
a great white shark
any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas
a rapacious, artful person; a sharper
trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark
to pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly
to play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle
to live by shifts and stratagems
Translations for shark
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of large, fierce, flesh-eating fish.
- سَمَك القِرْشArabic
- tubarãoPortuguese (BR)
- der HaiGerman
- शार्क मछलीHindi
- morski pasCroatian
- شارك، يو ډول داړونكى كب چې نورشيان خوري اوپر انسان هم حمله كوي: درغل، ټګPashto
- morski pesSlovenian
- 鯊魚Chinese (Trad.)
- شارک، ایک خونخوار قسم کی مچھلیUrdu
- cá mậpVietnamese
- 鲨鱼Chinese (Simp.)
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