Definitions for sharkʃɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of shark:

1560–70; orig. uncert.



  1. a person who preys greedily on others, as by cheating or usury.

  2. Informal. a person who has unusual ability in a particular field.

    Category: Informal

  3. (v.t.)Archaic. to obtain by trickery or fraud; steal.

Origin of shark:

1590–1600; < dial. G Schork, var. of Schurke rascal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shark(noun)

    any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

  2. shark(noun)

    a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest

  3. shark(verb)

    a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways

    "a card shark"

  4. shark(verb)

    play the shark; act with trickery

  5. shark(verb)

    hunt shark

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shark(noun)ʃɑrk

    a large ocean fish with teeth and a fin on its back

    a great white shark

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shark

    any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas

  2. Shark

    a rapacious, artful person; a sharper

  3. Shark

    trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark

  4. Shark(verb)

    to pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly

  5. Shark(verb)

    to play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle

  6. Shark(verb)

    to live by shifts and stratagems


  1. SHARK

    In cryptography, SHARK is a block cipher identified as one of the predecessors of Rijndael. SHARK has a 64-bit block size and a 128-bit key size. It is a six round SP-network which alternates a key mixing stage with linear and non-linear transformation layers. The linear transformation uses an MDS matrix representing a Reed-Solomon error correcting code in order to guarantee good diffusion. The nonlinear layer is composed of eight 8×8-bit S-boxes based on the function F(x) = x−1 over GF. Five rounds of a modified version of SHARK can be broken using an interpolation attack.

Anagrams of shark

  1. Harks

  2. HKSAR

Translations for shark

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of large, fierce, flesh-eating fish.

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