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SHOAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does shoal mean? 

SHOAL (noun)
  The noun SHOAL has 3 senses:

1. a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
2. a stretch of shallow water
3. a large group of fish

  Familiarity information: SHOAL used as a noun is uncommon.


SHOAL (verb)
  The verb SHOAL has 2 senses:

1. make shallow
2. become shallow

  Familiarity information: SHOAL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHOAL (noun)


Sense 1shoal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("shoal" is a kind of...):

sandbank (a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide)


Sense 2shoal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stretch of shallow water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

shallow; shoal

Hypernyms ("shoal" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))


Sense 3shoal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large group of fish

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

shoal; school

Context example:

a school of small glittering fish swam by

Hypernyms ("shoal" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

Meronyms (members of "shoal"):

fish (any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills)


SHOAL (verb)


Sense 1shoal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make shallow

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

shallow; shoal

Context example:

The silt shallowed the canal

Hypernyms (to "shoal" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2shoal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become shallow

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

shallow; shoal

Context example:

the lake shallowed over time

Hypernyms (to "shoal" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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