Definitions for shark
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shark.
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: canis charcharias, Latin.
His jaws horrifick arm’d with threefold fate,
The direful shark. James Thomson, Summer.
David’s messengers are sent back to him, like so many sharks and runnagates, only for endeavouring to compliment an ill-nature out of itself, and seeking that by petition which they might have commanded by their sword. Robert South, Sermons.
Wretches who live upon the shark, and other mens sins, the common poisoners of youth, equally desperate in their fortunes and their manners, and getting their very bread by the damnation of souls. Robert South, Sermons.
To pick up hastily or slily.
Of unimproved mettle, hot and full,
Hath in the skirts of Norway, here and there,
Shark’d up a list of landless resolutes. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
The fly leads a lazy, voluptuous, scandalous, sharking life, hateful wherever she comes. Roger L'Estrange.
There are cheats by natural inclination as well as by corruption: nature taught this boy to shark, not discipline. Roger L'Estrange.
The old generous English spirit, which heretofore made this nation so great in the eyes of all the world, seems utterly extinct; and we are degenerated into a mean, sharking, fallacious, undermining converse, there being a snare and a trapan almost in every word we hear, and every action we see. South.
In cryptography, SHARK is a block cipher identified as one of the predecessors of Rijndael (the Advanced Encryption Standard). 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(28). Five rounds of a modified version of SHARK can be broken using an interpolation attack (Jakobsen and Knudsen, 1997).
A shark is a type of carnivorous fish characterized by a streamlined, torpedo-shaped body, a fin on the back, sharp teeth, and gill slits on each side of its head. They are cartilaginous fishes found in all seas and are prominent in popular culture due to their size, predatory nature, and occasional attacks on humans. They occupy diverse habitats from shallow coastal waters to deep seas and vary greatly in size, with some species reaching up to 20 feet in length. Sharks are also known for their acute senses, especially their ability to detect electrical fields generated by other animals.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A name applied to many species of large cartilaginous fish of the family Squalidæ. Their ferocity and voracity are proverbial. Also, applied to crimps, sharpers, and low attorneys.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shark is ranked #56444 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shark surname appeared 362 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shark.
71.8% or 260 total occurrences were White.
19.3% or 70 total occurrences were Black.
4.7% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.4% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of shark in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of shark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
There is no fire like passion; there is no shark like hatred; there is no snare like folly; there is no torrent like greed.
[ Before we caught ] the second shark, I turned to my co-captain, i said, ‘ If this is a shark, we’re f --- ing out of here. ’ And sure enough — shark.
We don't need shark fins for ourselves, but sharks need their fins, i stopped consuming shark fin soup four years ago after learning what sharks had to go through before a bowl of shark fin soup is served.
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.
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.
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- köpək balığıAzerbaijani
- হাঙ্গর, হাঙরBengali
- tauróCatalan, Valencian
- Hai, HaifischGerman
- cearban, siorcScottish Gaelic
- शार्क मछली, शार्कHindi
- rekenHaitian Creole
- շնաձուկ, sharkArmenian
- 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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