Definitions for shoalʃoʊl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word shoal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoal(noun)

    a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide

  2. shoal, shallow(noun)

    a stretch of shallow water

  3. school, shoal(verb)

    a large group of fish

    "a school of small glittering fish swam by"

  4. shallow, shoal(verb)

    make shallow

    "The silt shallowed the canal"

  5. shallow, shoal(verb)

    become shallow

    "the lake shallowed over time"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoal(noun)

    a great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; -- said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass

  2. Shoal(verb)

    to assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place

  3. Shoal(adj)

    having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water

  4. Shoal(noun)

    a place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow

  5. Shoal(noun)

    a sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal

  6. Shoal(verb)

    to become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals

  7. Shoal(verb)

    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

  8. Origin: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. shoal

    Shallow, literary, theological. (By extension, Columbia, Harvard, Yale and some other universities are sometimes called shoal-marks.)

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. shoal

    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.

Anagrams for shoal »

  1. Halos

  2. Shola

  3. Solah

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhang Baohui:

    The larger geo-strategic context is more important than Second Thomas Shoal.

  2. Colonel Restituto Padilla:

    We want the U.S. military to watch over our ships, which China attempts to block every time we rotate troops and bring supplies to a ship that ran aground on Ayungin shoal.

  3. Patrick Cronin:

    New Korean-built light fighter aircraft could reach Scarborough Shoal in just minutes, and maritime patrol aircraft or drones could eventually provide persistent coverage of Chinese movements in the area, a return to Subic Bay, this time led by the Philippine air force, would seem to be a prudent defensive response.

  4. The State Department official:

    Ultimately no matter how much sand China piles on top of a submerged reef or shoal ... it is not enhancing its territorial claim. You can't build sovereignty, he (Kerry) will leave his Chinese interlocutors in absolutely no doubt that the United States remains committed to maintaining freedom of navigation and to exercise our legitimate rights as pertaining to over flight and movement on the high seas.

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