HyperDic: whale

English > 3 senses of the word whale:
NOUNperson whale, giant, hulk, heavyweighta very large person
animalwhaleany of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
VERBcompetitionwhalehunt for whales
whale > pronunciation
Soundshhwey'l; wey'l
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English > whale: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA very large person; impressive in size or qualities.
Synonymsgiant, hulk, heavyweight
Broaderlarge personA person of greater than average size
Spanishgigante, peso pesado
Catalangegant
English > whale: 3 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head.
Narrowerbaleen whale, whalebone whalewhale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
narwhal, narwal, narwhale, Monodon monocerossmall Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk
spouterA spouting whale
toothed whaleAny of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
Broadercetacean, cetacean mammal, blowerlarge aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including
Spanishballena
Catalanbalena
Verbswhalehunt for whales
English > whale: 3 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaninghunt for whales.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelIn the summer they like to go out and whale
Broaderhunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
Spanishcazar ballenas
Nounswhaleany of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
whalera ship engaged in whale fishing / fishing
whalera seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales

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