What does whistler mean?

Definitions for whistler
ˈʰwɪs lər, ˈwɪs-whistler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Whistler, James Abbott McNeill Whistlernoun

    United States painter (1834-1903)

  2. whistlernoun

    someone who makes a loud high sound

  3. hoary marmot, whistler, whistling marmot, Marmota caligatanoun

    large North American mountain marmot

  4. goldeneye, whistler, Bucephela clangulanoun

    large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions

  5. thickhead, whistlernoun

    Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call


  1. whistlernoun

    Someone or something that whistles.

  2. whistlernoun

    A bird that whistles (applied regionally to various specific species).

  3. whistlernoun

    A whistling marmot.

  4. whistlernoun

    A goldeneye.

  5. whistlernoun

    An audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whistlernoun

    One who whistles.

    Etymology: from whistle.

    The prize was a guinea to be conferred upon the ablest whistler, who could whistle clearest, and go through his tune without laughing. Addison.


  1. whistler

    A whistler is generally known as a person or thing that whistles. However, in a scientific context, a whistler is a very low-frequency electromagnetic (radio) wave generated by lightning. Frequencies of terrestrial whistlers are 1 kHz to 30 kHz, with a maximum amplitude usually at 3 kHz to 5 kHz. Additionally, "Whistler" is a popular ski resort in Canada. The actual definition would depend on the context in which the term is being used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whistlernoun

    one who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound

  2. Whistlernoun

    the ring ousel

  3. Whistlernoun

    the widgeon

  4. Whistlernoun

    the golden-eye

  5. Whistlernoun

    the golden plover and the gray plover

  6. Whistlernoun

    the hoary, or northern, marmot (Arctomys pruinosus)

  7. Whistlernoun

    the whistlefish

  8. Etymology: [AS. hwistlere.]


  1. Whistler

    Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 kilometres north of Vancouver and 36 km south of the town of Pemberton. Incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler, it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating "transient" population of workers, typically younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Europe. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in summer, mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler hosted most of the alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events, though freestyle skiing and all snowboarding events were hosted at Cypress Mountain near Vancouver.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Whistler is ranked #22047 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Whistler surname appeared 1,176 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Whistler.

    89.9% or 1,058 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 40 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 36 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whistler in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whistler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of whistler in a Sentence

  1. Whistler family:

    Ella Whistler suffered very serious, life-threatening injuries from being shot 7 times in the face, neck, hand, and upper chest area, ella Whistler underwent emergency, life-saving surgery after being airlifted … and Ella Whistler injuries include collapsed lungs ; a broken jaw, clavicle, multiple neck vertebras, and ribs ; a severed vertebral vein ; significant nerve damage ; and numerous related injuries.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

    I don't think so. I'm not someone who has a history of using drugs, i lived in Whistler( British Columbia) for a few years, surrounded by friends who did.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Oscar Wilde: "I wish I had said that." Whistler: "You will, Oscar; you will.

  4. Jason Seaman:

    I’ve told them I ’m on speed dial so if they want to give me a call I ’ll be down there as fast as I can, but Ella Whistler’s so incredible. Ella Whistler’s just powering through it, being awesome.

  5. Vail Chief Executive Rob Katz:

    In summer, Whistler is absolutely a leader in North America and we feel that adding that to Vail Resorts Inc certainly helps our summer revenue and profitability.

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