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
Origin: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shōl, n. a great multitude of fishes swimming together.—v.i. to crowd.—adv. Shoal′wise, in shoals. [A.S. scólu, company—L. schola, school.]
shōl, n. a shallow: a place where the water of a river, sea, or lake is not deep: a sandbank.—adj. shallow.—v.i. to grow shallow: to come upon shallows.—ns. Shoal′er, a coasting vessel; Shoal′iness; Shoal′ing, filling up with shoals; Shoal′-mark, a mark set up to indicate shoal-water; Shoal′ness, shallowness.—adj. Shoal′y, full of shoals or shallows: not deep. [Scand.; Ice. skálgr, oblique; cf. Shallow.]
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.
The numerical value of shoal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of shoal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The larger geo-strategic context is more important than Second Thomas Shoal.
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.
Win or lose, we will help our fishermen, it's very unfair for China to stay there or even share the resources in Scarborough Shoal because the Philippines owns that 100 percent.
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.
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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Translations for shoal
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- mělčina, hejnoCzech
- Sandbank, FischschwarmGerman
- sablejo, sablobenkoEsperanto
- bajío, banco, cardumenSpanish
- banc de sable, banc de poissonsFrench
- sgaoth, oitir, cliathScottish Gaelic
- secca, banco, banco di sabbia, scuolaItalian
- 모래톱, 사주Korean
- tāhuna, matatuhi, tārakeMāori
- плитак, јатоMacedonian
- zandbank, schoolDutch
- sandbanke, stimNorwegian
- banco de areia, cardumePortuguese
- косяк, отмель, стая, мелководье, банка, мельRussian
- пличина, плова, pličina, plovaSerbo-Croatian
- sandbank, stimSwedish
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