Definitions for shoalʃoʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow.
a sandbank or sand bar in the bed of a body of water, esp. one visible at low tide.
(adj.)(of water) shallow.
(v.i.)to become shallow or more shallow.
(v.t.)to make shallow.
to sail so as to lessen the depth of (the water under a vessel).
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of shoal:
bef. 900; (adj.) OE scealdshallow
any large number of persons or things.
a school of fish.
Category: Animal Behavior
(v.i.)to collect in a shoal; throng.
Origin of shoal:
1570–80; earlier shole, prob. < MD, MLG schōle
a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
a stretch of shallow water
a large group of fish
"a school of small glittering fish swam by"
"The silt shallowed the canal"
"the lake shallowed over time"
a great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; -- said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass
to assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place
having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water
a place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow
a sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal
to become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals
to cause to become more shallow; to come to a more shallow part of; as, a ship shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep
The Roycroft Dictionary
Shallow, literary, theological. (By extension, Columbia, Harvard, Yale and some other universities are sometimes called shoal-marks.)
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A sandbank or bar that makes water shoal; i.e., a sand-bank that is not rocky and on which there is a water depth of 6 fathoms or less.
Translations for shoal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a great number of fish swimming together in one place
The fishing-boats were searching for large shoals of fish.
- سِرْب أو فَوْج من الأسْماكArabic
- рибен пасажBulgarian
- cardumePortuguese (BR)
- der SchwarmGerman
- κοπάδι ψαριώνGreek
- banco, cardumenSpanish
- banc (de poissons)French
- נְחִיל דָגִיםHebrew
- jato (riba), mnoštvoCroatian
- kawanan ikanIndonesian
- mergð, torfaIcelandic
- branco, bancoItalian
- (무리) 때Korean
- ډله، بهير (لكه دكبانوPashto
- banc (de peşte)Romanian
- стая, косякRussian
- húf, kŕdeľSlovak
- skupljati se u jatoSerbian
- 魚群Chinese (Trad.)
- табун; косякUkrainian
- مچھلیوں کا جھول یا جمگھٹاUrdu
- đàn cáVietnamese
- 鱼群Chinese (Simp.)
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