Associations to the word «Whale»


WHALE, noun. Any of several species of large sea mammals of the order Cetacea.
WHALE, noun. (figuratively) Something, or someone, that is very large.
WHALE, noun. (gambling) (In a casino) a person who routinely bets at the maximum limit allowable.
WHALE, verb. (intransitive) To hunt for whales.
WHALE, verb. (transitive) To flog, to beat.
WHALE CATFISH, noun. Any fish of the Cetopsidae family of catfishes.
WHALE FALL, noun. A whale carcass that has fallen to the seafloor, which in deeper water can sustain a diverse local ecosystem for decades.
WHALE FALLS, noun. Plural of whale fall
WHALE LOUSE, noun. A parasitic crustacean of the family Cyamidae found in skin lesions, genital folds, nostrils and eyes of marine mammals of the order Cetacea, i.e. whales, dolphins and porpoises.
WHALE OIL, noun. Any of various oils and fats extracted from the blubber of whales and used in the manufacture of soap and lubricants (formerly as an illuminating oil).
WHALE OILS, noun. Plural of whale oil
WHALE ON, verb. (slang) To strike an opponent heavily and repeatedly in a fight.
WHALE ON, verb. (slang) To beat heavily on anything.
WHALE SHARK, noun. A very large spotted shark, Rhincodon typus, of warm marine waters, similar to a whale, that feeds by filtering plankton from the water.
WHALE SHARKS, noun. Plural of whale shark
WHALE SHOT, noun. (obsolete) spermaceti
WHALE TAIL, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see The tail of a whale.
WHALE TAIL, noun. (slang) An unintentional display of a thong or somesuch above the waistband of trousers etc.
WHALE TAIL, noun. An automotive spoiler
WHALE TAILS, noun. Plural of whale tail
WHALE WATCHING, noun. The practice of observing whales and other cetaceans in their natural habitat.

Dictionary definition

WHALE, noun. A very large person; impressive in size or qualities.
WHALE, noun. Any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head.
WHALE, verb. Hunt for whales.

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway