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. Stephen Midway:

    We ought to think of the risk of a shark attack like we would think of the risk of a car accident, for example, we don't assess our personal risk of getting into a car accident by the national statistics on car accidents year over year. We think about our specific car, the weather, the road conditions and other very local factors.

  2. The Dhammapada:

    There is no fire like passion; there is no shark like hatred; there is no snare like folly; there is no torrent like greed.

  3. Jaimie Selke:

    When they came to me with the idea of making a live show out of Baby Shark, I said, that I couldn't imagine any project more perfect for my life right now.

  4. George Burgess:

    Having a series of injuries so close to each other in time and space makes this unusual, it might suggest a single shark has been involved.

  5. Captain Dave Bender:

    [ It ] gets about 75 feet from the boat, it’s very obvious, we see just the head, the spine and the tail, and the tiger shark swimming right to the boat, so that thing came in … it was like that old cartoon, when the cat gets the fish and [ strips it clean ].

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