What does shoal mean?

Definitions for shoalʃoʊl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoal(noun)

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

  2. shoal, shallow(noun)

    a stretch of shallow water

  3. school, shoal(verb)

    a large group of fish

    "a school of small glittering fish swam by"

  4. shallow, shoal(verb)

    make shallow

    "The silt shallowed the canal"

  5. shallow, shoal(verb)

    become shallow

    "the lake shallowed over time"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoal(noun)

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

  2. Shoal(verb)

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

  3. Shoal(adj)

    having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water

  4. Shoal(noun)

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

  5. Shoal(noun)

    a sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal

  6. Shoal(verb)

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

  7. Shoal(verb)

    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

  8. Origin: [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.

Anagrams for shoal »

  1. Halos

  2. Shola

  3. Solah


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhang Baohui:

    The larger geo-strategic context is more important than Second Thomas Shoal.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Luis Madarang:

    Win or lose, we will help our fishermen, it's very unfair for China to stay there or even share the resources in Scarborough Shoal because the Philippines owns that 100 percent.

Images & Illustrations of shoal

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