Associations to the word «Shoal»


SHOAL, adjective. (now rare) Shallow.
SHOAL, noun. A sandbank or sandbar creating a shallow.
SHOAL, noun. A shallow in a body of water.
SHOAL, verb. To arrive at a shallow (or less deep) area.
SHOAL, verb. To cause a shallowing; to come to a more shallow part of.
SHOAL, verb. To become shallow.
SHOAL, noun. Any large number of persons or things.
SHOAL, noun. A large number of fish (or other sea creatures) of the same species swimming together.
SHOAL, verb. To collect in a shoal; to throng.

Dictionary definition

SHOAL, noun. A sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide.
SHOAL, noun. A stretch of shallow water.
SHOAL, noun. A large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by".
SHOAL, verb. Make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal".
SHOAL, verb. Become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time".

Wise words

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