What does shoal mean?

Definitions for shoal
ʃoʊlshoal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoalnoun

    a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide

  2. shoal, shallownoun

    a stretch of shallow water

  3. school, shoalverb

    a large group of fish

    "a school of small glittering fish swam by"

  4. shallow, shoalverb

    make shallow

    "The silt shallowed the canal"

  5. shallow, shoalverb

    become shallow

    "the lake shallowed over time"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoalnoun

    a great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; -- said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

  2. Shoalverb

    to assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

  3. Shoaladjective

    having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

  4. Shoalnoun

    a place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

  5. Shoalnoun

    a sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

  6. Shoalverb

    to become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

  7. Shoalverb

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. Shallow; or cf. G. scholle a clod, glebe, OHG. scollo, scolla, prob. akin to E. shoal a multitude.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shoal

    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.]

  2. Shoal

    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

  1. shoal

    Shallow, literary, theological. (By extension, Columbia, Harvard, Yale and some other universities are sometimes called shoal-marks.)

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. shoal

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shoal

    A danger formed by sunken rocks, on which the sea does not break; but generally applied to every place where the water is shallow, whatever be the ground. (See FLAT SHOAL, SHOLE, or SCHOLE.) Also, denotes a great quantity of fishes swimming in company--squamosæ cohortes. Also, a vessel is said to shoalen, or shoal her water, when she comes from a greater into a less depth.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shoal in a Sentence

  1. Luis Madarang:

    China is ignoring it so we will wait for our government to take action, the shoal is 100 percent ours and we cannot share it with China.

  2. Patrick Cronin:

    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.

  3. Colonel Restituto Padilla:

    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.

  4. The State Department official:

    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.

  5. Rubenado Querubin:

    We are playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Chinese, they're preventing us from getting near the shoal and they have armed soldiers in rubber boats chasing us.

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