What does shark mean?

Definitions for sharkʃɑrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shark.

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

  2. Shark

    a rapacious, artful person; a sharper

  3. Shark

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

  4. Shark(verb)

    to pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly

  5. Shark(verb)

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

  6. Shark(verb)

    to live by shifts and stratagems

  7. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. shark

    A type of marine fish.

    Shark are found in some oceans around the world

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Anagrams for shark »

  1. Harks

  2. HKSAR


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jennifer Lighter-Fisher:

    Ebola's like a shark bite.

  2. James Simpson:

    He calls it [the pacemaker] his shark bite.

  3. Oak Island:

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

  4. Richard Peirce:

    A lot of shark attacks are cases of mistaken identity.

  5. L. M. Boyd:

    There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool.

Images & Illustrations of shark

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