Whale


The whale is an albino sperm whale, considered by Melville to be the largest type of whale, and is partly based on the historically attested bull whale Mocha Dick. Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories includes the story of 'How the Whale got in his Throat'. Whale synonyms, whale pronunciation, whale translation, English dictionary definition of whale. Hit, beat, strike hard: whale away at the bully; a very.

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whale

hit, beat, strike hard:

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whale away at the bully; a very large cetacean
Not to be confused with:
wail – moan or lament; to cry loudly: The toddler is sure to wail when his mother leaves.
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whale 1

(wāl, hwāl)n.1.
a. Any of various marine mammals of the order Cetacea; a cetacean.
b. Any of various larger members of this order, including the blue whale, humpback whale, and right whale, in contrast to the porpoises and dolphins.
2. Informal An impressive example: a whale of a story.
intr.v.whaled, whal·ing, whales
[Middle English, from Old English hwæl.]

whale 2

(wāl, hwāl)v.tr.
1. To strike or hit repeatedly and forcefully; thrash.
v.intr.
1. To strike or hit a person or thing repeatedly and forcefully: whaled away at the plaster wall with a mallet.
2. To swing at a ball with great effort, especially repeatedly.
3. To attack vehemently: The poet whaled away at the critics.
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whale

Whalewisdom

(weɪl) n, plwhalesorwhale
1. (Animals) any of the larger cetacean mammals, excluding dolphins, porpoises, and narwhals. They have flippers, a streamlined body, and a horizontally flattened tail and breathe through a blowhole on the top of the head.
2. (Animals) any cetacean mammal. See also toothed whale, whalebone whale
3. (Gambling, except Cards) slang a gambler who has the capacity to win and lose large sums of money in a casino
4. a whale of a informal an exceptionally large, fine, etc, example of a (person or thing): we had a whale of a time on holiday.
[Old English hwæl; related to Old Saxon, Old High German hwal, Old Norse hvalr, Latin squalus seapig]

whale

(weɪl)
vb
[C18: variant of wale1]
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whale1

(ʰweɪl, weɪl)
n., pl. whales, (esp. collectively) whale,n.
1. any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, esp. as distinguished from the smaller dolphins, having a fishlike body, forelimbs modified into flippers, and a horizontally flattened head.
2. something big, great, or fine of its kind: I had a whale of a time in Europe.
v.i.
4. to engage in whaling or whale fishing.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hwæl, c. Old High German wal, Old Norse hvalr]

whale2

(ʰweɪl, weɪl)
v.t., v.i. whaled, whal•ing.
[1780–90; orig. uncertain]
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whale

(wāl)
Any of various, often large sea mammals that have a streamlined body resembling that of a fish, forelimbs shaped like flippers, a tail with horizontal flukes, and one or two blowholes for breathing. The mouths of whales are toothed or contain baleen.
Did You Know? In a submarine, you can ride down thousands of feet underwater. But if you swam outside it, the water pressure would crush you like a soda can. Amazingly, there are many animals that happily exist in such conditions. The sperm whale, for instance, may dive as deep as two miles with no ill effects. A male sperm whale is like a living tractor-trailer truck, almost 60 feet long and weighing 45 tons. Many adaptations allow the huge creature, and other deep-sea organisms, to function normally at great depths. One important strength is actually a weakness: unlike our rigid ribs, the whale's flexible ribcage allows its chest cavity to collapse in a controlled way as the pressure increases. Other adaptations control the way gases are stored in the blood. Unlike people, whales do not have to return to the surface gradually to avoid getting the bends—the sometimes deadly formation of nitrogen bubbles caused by expanding gas in the blood. Because of this adaptation, whales can swim up and down as fast as they like, undergoing tremendous variation in pressure, with no ill effects. It's all just water to them.
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whale


Past participle: whaled
Gerund: whaling
Imperative
whale
whale
Present
I whale
you whale
he/she/it whales
we whale
you whale
they whale
Preterite
I whaled
you whaled
he/she/it whaled
we whaled
you whaled
they whaled
Present Continuous
I am whaling
you are whaling
he/she/it is whaling
we are whaling
you are whaling
they are whaling
Present Perfect
I have whaled
you have whaled
he/she/it has whaled
we have whaled
you have whaled
they have whaled
Past Continuous
I was whaling
you were whaling
he/she/it was whaling
we were whaling
you were whaling
they were whaling
Past Perfect
I had whaled
you had whaled
he/she/it had whaled
we had whaled
you had whaled
they had whaled
Future
I will whale
you will whale
he/she/it will whale
we will whale
you will whale
they will whale
Future Perfect
I will have whaled
you will have whaled
he/she/it will have whaled
we will have whaled
you will have whaled
they will have whaled
Future Continuous
I will be whaling
you will be whaling
he/she/it will be whaling
we will be whaling
you will be whaling
they will be whaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whaling
you have been whaling
he/she/it has been whaling
we have been whaling
you have been whaling
they have been whaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whaling
you will have been whaling
he/she/it will have been whaling
we will have been whaling
you will have been whaling
they will have been whaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whaling
you had been whaling
he/she/it had been whaling
we had been whaling
you had been whaling
they had been whaling
Conditional
I would whale
you would whale
he/she/it would whale
we would whale
you would whale
they would whale
Past Conditional
I would have whaled
you would have whaled
he/she/it would have whaled
we would have whaled
you would have whaled
they would have whaled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Noun1.whale - a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
hulk, giant, heavyweight
large person - a person of greater than average size
2.whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
Monodon monoceros, narwal, narwhal, narwhale - small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk
Verb1.whale - hunt for whales
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); 'Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland'; 'The dogs are running deer'; 'The Duke hunted in these woods'
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

whale

noun
Related words
adjectivecetacean
malebull
femalecow
youngcalf
collective nounsschool, gam, run

Whales and dolphins

beluga, baleen whale, blue whale or sulphur-bottom, bottlenose dolphin, bowhead, dorado, Greenland whale, greyback or grey whale, humpback whale, killer whale, grampus, or orc, minke whale, narwhal, pilot whale, black whale, or blackfish, porpoise, right whale, rorqual, sei whale, sperm whale or cachalot, toothed whale, whalebone whale, white whale
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velryba
bálna
고래
banginio taukaibanginio ūsasbanginisdalginis delfinas
kit
ปลาวาฬ
cá voi

whale

[weɪl]
A.N (whales or whale (pl)) → ballenaf
a whale of a differenceuna enormediferencia
to have a whale of a timepasarlo bombaor (S. Cone) regio
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whale

hweɪl]n
to have a whale of a time (= to have a great time) → s'amuser comme un(e) fou (folle)
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whale

n
(inf)a whale of(= exceedingly great, good etc)ein(e) riesige(r, s); a whale of a differenceein himmelweiter Unterschied; a whale of a partyeine Wahnsinnsparty(inf); to have a whale of a timesich primaamüsieren

whale

:
whalebone
whale fishing
whaleman
whale oil
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whale

[weɪl]n (Zool) → balena
we had a whale of a time (fam) → ci siamo divertiti da matti
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whale

(weil) noun
a type of very large mammal that lives in the sea. walvis حوت кит baleia velryba der Wal hval φάλαιναballena vaal وال valas baleine לִוויָתָן समुद्र में रहने वाला अत्यंत विशाल स्तनधारी प्राणी, ह्वेल kit bálna paus hvalur balena 고래 banginis valis ikan paus walvishvalwieloryb baleia balenă кит veľryba kit kit val ปลาวาฬ balina кит وہیل cá voi
killer whale noun
a black and white whale. moordvis الحوت الأبيَض والأسْوَد косатка baleia assassina kosatka der Killerwal dræberhval όρκα, φάλαινα-δολοφόνος orca tapjavaal وال کشنده miekkavalas épaulard לִוויָתָן काला एवं सफेद ह्वेल kit ubojica kardszárnyú delfin ikan paus pembunuh balena しゃち 범고래 dalginis delfinas plēsoņdelfīns hitam dan putih ikan paus orka, zwaardwalvis spekkhoggerorkaкосатка kosatka dravá kit orka kit ubica späckhuggare ปลาวาฬเพชรฆาต katil balina 逆戟鯨, 虎鯨,殺人鯨 дельфін-косатка ایک قسم کی کالی اور سفید وہیل cá heo 逆戟鲸,虎鲸
Whaleˈwhalebone noun, adjective
(of) a light bendable substance got from the upper jaw of certain whales. walvisbeen مادَّة قَرْنِيَّه تَنْمو في الفَك عند الحيتان китова кост osso de baleia velrybí kostice das Fischbein barde μπανέλα barba de ballena vaalakius استخوان ارواره نهنگ valaanluu fanon de baleine עֶצֶם לִוויָתָן कुछ ह्वेल क ऊपरी जबड़े से मिलने वाला एक पदार्थ kitova kost halcsont tulang paus hvalskíði fanone, osso di balena 鯨のひげ 고래수염 banginio ūsas vaļa bārda tulang, insang paus baleinhvalbarde fiszbin osso de baleia fanon; os de balenă китовый ус veľrybia kostica ribja kost kitova kost valbard วัตถุแข็งที่ได้จากปากของปลาวาฬบางชนิด balina, balena 鯨鬚 китовий вус وہیل کی ہڈی phiến sừng ở hàm cá voi 鲸须
whale oil
oil obtained from the fatty parts of a whale. walvisolie زَيْت الحوت китова мас óleo de baleia velrybí tuk der Walfischtran hvalolie λάδι φάλαινας aceite de ballena traan روغن وال valaanrasva huile de baleine שֶׁמֶן לִוויָתָן ह्वेल का तेल kitovo ulje bálnazsír minyak ikan hvallÿsi olio di balena 鯨油 고래 기름 banginio taukai vaļa tauki minyak ikan paus walvistraan hvalolje tran óleo de baleia ulei de balenă ворвань veľrybí tuk kitovo olje kitovo ulje valolja น้ำมันที่ได้จากไขมันของปลาวาฬ balina yağı 鯨油 ворвань, китовий жир وہیل کا تیل dầu cá voi 鲸油
have a whale of a time

Whale

to enjoy oneself very much. geniet iets baie يَقْضي وَقتا مُمْتِعا جِدا изпитвам голямо удоволствие от divertir-se muito báječně se bavit sich köstlich amüsieren have det skægt διασκεδάζω με την ψυχή μου pasarlo pipa, pasarlo en grande lõbutsema از یکی زیاد لذت بردن pitää todella hauskaa s'amuser énormément תְבָלֵה הֵיטֵב खुब मजे लेना uživati kao nikad remekül szórakozik bersenang-senang skemmta sér konunglega (divertirsi molto) 楽しい思いをする 즐기다 linksmintis brīnišķīgi pavadīt laiku berseronok; bersuka ria zich vreselijk goed vermaken ha det kjempemoro wspaniale się bawić divertir-se muito a se amuza la culme замечательно провести время výborne sa zabávať blazno se zabavati uživati ha jättekul มีช่วงเวลาแห่งความตื่นเต้นยินดี çok eğlenmek 玩得非常愉快 чудово проводити час اپنے آپ میں مگن رہنا giải trí 玩得痛快
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whale

حُوت velryba hvalWalφάλαιναballena valasbaleine kitbalena クジラ 고래walvishvalwielorybbaleiaкит val ปลาวาฬbalina cá voi
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