noun, plural whales, (especially collectively) whale.
verb (used without object), whaled, whal·ing.
verb (used with object), whaled, whal·ing.
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Origin of whale1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whalewail, whale
Words nearby whale
Definition for whale (2 of 2)
verb, whaled, whal·ing,
Origin of whale2
Example sentences from the Web for whale
Humpback whales off Alaska sometimes use their fins and circular bubble nets to catch fish.Dolphins can learn from their peers how to use shells as tools|Jack J. Lee|August 6, 2020|Science News For Students
Cetaceans — dolphins, whales and porpoises — are known for using clever strategies to round up meals.Dolphins can learn from peers how to use shells as tools|Jack J. Lee|June 25, 2020|Science News
Until now, scientists hadn’t known how fast those whale shark vertebrae gain a new growth band.
Now researchers have measured levels of carbon-14 in the vertebrae of two whale sharks.
To stay submerged longer, whales recycle air that they’ve used to make echolocation clicks.
The Dude is at his happiest when he has a few minutes of solitude and rest to get high and listen to whale sounds.Dudes and Maudes Abide at New York City Lebowski Fest|Rich Goldstein|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Japan is throwing its annual whale week again to celebrate its dubious commercial hunting of the endangered mammals.
Guests are also invited to try fried pieces of whale seasoned with curry powder.
Pharmaceutical company Ohta Isan has a product called Balenine Dash, which is made from whale and claims to give you energy.
The ministry pours an estimated 700 million yen (6.8 million dollars) into whale research per year.
The swordfish and others frequently attack the whale with the utmost audacity.Torrey's Narrative|William Torrey
This was hardly true, for the whale could not have kept up its attacks much longer.Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle|Victor Appleton
That saying of Newman became common ever afterwards on board, when we saw a man determined to do a thing—“Kill the whale he will!”Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
To the Nantucketer, they present the two extremes of all the known varieties of the whale.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
The game is to guess in which pile is the whale, and the crab, and the duck.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft