What does shark mean?

Definitions for shark
ʃɑrkshark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shark(noun)

    any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

  2. shark(noun)

    a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest

  3. shark(verb)

    a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways

    "a card shark"

  4. shark(verb)

    play the shark; act with trickery

  5. shark(verb)

    hunt shark

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shark

    any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas

    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.]

  2. Shark

    a rapacious, artful person; a sharper

    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.]

  3. Shark

    trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark

    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.]

  4. Shark(verb)

    to pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly

    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.]

  5. Shark(verb)

    to play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle

    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.]

  6. Shark(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. SHARK

    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

  1. Shark

    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.]

  2. Shark

    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

  1. shark

    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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  1. Harks

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shark in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of shark in a Sentence

  1. Professor Long:

    We palaeontologists know that we can never find everything that ever once existed, but its unlikely something bigger in the shark world than megalodon ever existed or at least we would have clues about it — like a tooth or giant scale or something. Frankly nothing bigger than megalodon could have existed as there was likely not enough food to support it. It’s the same argument why lions are top of the food chain in Africa today.

  2. Richard Peirce:

    If a white shark is in full attack mode, there's not much you're going to be able to do at that point.

  3. Oak Island:

    Common sense would tell you it's the same shark.

  4. Ilaina Solomon:

    The TPP would actually pose serious threats to one of our ocean's greatest treasures, sharks, the TPP not only fails to meaningfully address the problem of shark fin trading, but it could actually lead to the slaughter of more sharks.

  5. Tim McGraw:

    I thought, have I gotten to that age now to where they're singing songs about me ? Does that mean I've jumped the shark a bit ? Is everything still cool ?

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