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
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
Origin: [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr. carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth; or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. Shark, v. t. & i.); cf. Corn. scarceas.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shärk, n. a common name for most of the Elasmobranch fishes included in the sub-order Selachoidei—voracious fishes, mostly carnivorous, with large sharp teeth on the jaws—most numerous in the tropics. [Perh. L. carcharus—Gr. karcharos, jagged.]
shärk, n. a sharper, a cheat or swindler: an extortionate rogue.—v.i. to live like a swindler.—v.t. to pick up (with up or out).—ns. Shark′er; Shark′ing. [Prob. from preceding word.]
A type of marine fish.
Shark are found in some oceans around the world
The numerical value of shark in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of shark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool.
There is no fire like passion; there is no shark like hatred; there is no snare like folly; there is no torrent like greed.
The ethereal beauty of the female semblance conceals that they really are dangerous like a great white shark in the most peaceful and deep water.
The stereotype imagines a Wall Street populated by bulls and bears. In reality, the Street itself is neither bull nor bear but shark, constantly shifting direction in an eternal search for food.
I've been at sea for 30 years and I’ve never seen a shark that looks like that, it was like a large eel, probably 1.5 meters [5 feet] long, and the body was quite different to any other shark I'd ever seen.
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Translations for shark
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- köpək balığıAzerbaijani
- হাঙ্গর, হাঙরBengali
- tauróCatalan, Valencian
- Hai, HaifischGerman
- cearban, siorcScottish Gaelic
- शार्क मछली, शार्कHindi
- rekenHaitian Creole
- pescecane, squaloItalian
- 鮫, サメJapanese
- eqalussuaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ಷಾರ್ಕ್ ಮೀನುKannada
- Hai, HaifëschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- haizivs, haizivisLatvian
- аврага загасMongolian
- ikan yu, jerungMalay
- kelb il-baħar, xarkMaltese
- haiNorwegian Nynorsk
- łóóʼ hashkéhéNavajo, Navaho
- morski pas, ајкула, ajkulaSerbo-Croatian
- මෝරාSinhala, Sinhalese
- morski pesSlovene
- magō, malieSamoan
- సొర చేపTelugu
- кӯсамоҳӣ, наҳангTajik
- ʻangaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- köpek balığı, KTurkish
- cá mập, cá nhámVietnamese
- jak, jakül, hijakül, hijak, jijak, jijakülVolapük
- שארק, הײַפֿישYiddish
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