whale shark vs whale

whale shark whale


  • 1) A very large spotted shark, Rhincodon typus, of warm marine waters, similar to a whale, that feeds by filtering plankton from the water.
  • 2) A very large plankton-feeding shark (Rhincodon typus) of tropical and warm temperate waters, having a spotted body. It is the largest living fish, reaching a length of about 12 meters (39 feet).
  • 3) large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide; resembles a whale and feeds chiefly on plankton
  • 4) The basking-shark (which see, with cut).
  • 5) A shark of the family Rhinodontidæ, Rhinodon typicus, one of the very largest sharks, and native of warm seas. See the technical names.


  • 1) gambling (In a casino) a person who routinely bets at the maximum limit allowable.
  • 2) figuratively Something, or someone, that is very large.
  • 3) Any of several species of large sea mammals.
  • 4) Any of various marine mammals of the order Cetacea; a cetacean.
  • 5) Informal An impressive example.
  • 6) Any of various larger members of this order, including the blue whale, humpback whale, and right whale, in contrast to the porpoises and dolphins.
  • 7) the fishing for, or occupation of taking, whales.
  • 8) (Zoöl.) A very large harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) native of the Indian Ocean. It sometimes becomes sixty feet long.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) Any aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, especially any one of the large species, some of which become nearly one hundred feet long. Whales are hunted chiefly for their oil and baleen, or whalebone.
  • 10) [Obs.] ivory.
  • 11) (Zoöl.) any one of several species of degraded amphipod crustaceans belonging to the genus Cyamus, especially Cyamus ceti. They are parasitic on various cetaceans.
  • 12) the name formerly given to spermaceti.
  • 13) (Zoöl.) a balanoglossus.
  • 14) (Zoöl.), [Canada] The turnstone; -- so called because it lives on the carcasses of whales.
  • 15) (Com.) whalebone.
  • 16) a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  • 17) any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
  • 18) See blackfish. 2, black-whale, and Globicephalus.
  • 19) B. mysticetus is of circumpolar distribution in the northern hemisphere. It attains a length of from 40 to 50 feet, has no dorsal fin, flippers of medium size, and very long narrow flukes, tapering to a point and somewhat falcate. The greatest girth is about the middle, whence the body tapers rapidly to the comparatively slender root of the tail. The throat is smooth; the head is of great size; and the eye is situated very low down and far back, between the base of the flipper and the corner of the mouth. The profile of the mouth is strongly arched, and its capacity is enormous, exceeding that of the thorax and abdomen together. This cavern is fringed on each side with baleen hanging from the upper jaw; the plates are 350 to 400 on each side, the longest attaining a length of 10 or 12 feet; they are black in color, and finely frayed out along the inner edge into a fringe of long elastic filaments. When the jaws are closed, the baleen serves as a sieve to strain out the multitudes of small mollusks or crustaceans upon which the whale feeds, and which are gulped in with many barrels of water in the act of grazing the surface with open mouth. About 300 of the slabs on each side are merchantable, representing 15 hundredweight of bone from a whale of average size, which yields also 15 tons of oil; but some large individuals render nearly twice as much of both these products.
  • 20) Any member of the mammalian order Cetacea or Cete (which see); an ordinary cetacean, as distinguished from a sirenian, or so-called herbivorous cetacean; a marine mammal of fish-like form and habit, with fore limbs in the form of fin-like flippers, without external trace of hind limbs, and with a naked body tapering to a tail with flukes which are like a fish's caudal fin, but are horizontal instead of vertical; especially, a cetacean of large to the largest size, the small ones being distinctively named dolphins, porpoises, etc.: in popular use applied to any large marine animal. , ,
  • 21) The southern right whale, B. australis, differs from the polar whale in its proportionately shorter and smaller head, greater convexity of the arch of the mouth, shorter baleen, and more numerous vertebræ. ft inhabits both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in temperate latitudes, and in the former waters was the object of a fishery during the middle ages for the European supply of oil and bone. This industry gave way to the pursuit of the polar whale about the beginning of the seventeenth century. This whale has long been rare in the North Atlantic, but has occasionally stranded on the European coast, and more frequently on that of the United States. A similar if not identical right whale is hunted in temperate North Pacific waters. Right whales are rare and not pursued in tropical seas, but are objects of the chase in various parts of the south temperate ocean. See cuts above, and under Balænidæ.
  • 22) transitive To flog, to beat.
  • 23) intransitive To hunt for whales.
  • 24) hunt for whales
  • 25) Tomovewitheffort.
  • 26) To strike or hit a person or thing repeatedly and forcefully.
  • 27) To strike or hit repeatedly and forcefully; thrash.
  • 28) To swing at a ball with great effort, especially repeatedly.
  • 29) To strike or hit (a ball) with great force.
  • 30) To engage in the hunting of whales.
  • 31) To attack vehemently.


  • 1) It was far too big but we had a whale of a time.
  • 2) New regulations in this country in 1990 made it almost impossible to keep captive dolphins and whales.
  • 3) They could, literally, be having a whale of a time.
  • 4) whale meat said to be from Japan's scientific hunt was being offered for sale around the world.
  • 5) Fascinating footage shows pygmy blue whales and turtles that lay their eggs on local beaches.
  • 6) Only humans and whales live on long after they are able to reproduce.
  • 7) Who do you think eats whale meat?
  • 8) Being out at sea and seeing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat was amazing.
  • 9) The days spent scouring the seas for whales to save are long and dreary.
  • 10) We had a whale of a time.
  • 11) Pilot whales are social creatures and tend to remain with sick members.
  • 12) whale meat does not figure in any calculation of how the world is going to feed itself.
  • 13) The youngster had a whale of a time.
  • 14) But the most exciting sighting was a pod of pilot whales.
  • 15) But it was more than worth it when we caught up with a blue whale mum and youngster.
  • 16) Some countries are destroying stocks of mighty whales, of dolphins and other sea mammals.
  • 17) In its fish tank it has sharks, dolphins and whales.
  • 18) Polar bears and arctic warblers and whales live on the margin: they survive by energy efficiency.
  • 19) When we can see the whale, we certainly care.
  • 20) By and large, the whales are pretty good at running things.
  • 21) There's also wildlife fun with sea turtle and whale watching trips available.
  • 22) Like the blue whale, many aquatic organisms filter plankton.
  • 23) Before the discovery of petrol, it was the oil taken from the heads of whales that kept the lamps of the world burning.
  • 24) A whale is not a fish - a whale is a mammal.
  • 25) But the historical reality that dinosaurs led to birds and mammals produced whales, that's not theory.
  • 26) We can refer meaningfully to whales, to the creatures picked out by the term whale (the name for the kind), without knowing the essential features of whales, features likely to involve subtle biological details.
  • 27) Actually touching a whale is the big aim for all the tourists and they seem to spend many hours trying to do just that.
  • 28) HALL: We had flown into an L.Z. just south of what you call the whale and we had moved into an area after we got off the helicopter, we started receiving fire.
  • 29) She was what they call a whale-boat, fitted for the whale-fishery, pointed at both ends, and steered by an oar; she was not very large, but held seven people comfortably, and she was remarkably well fitted with sails and masts, having two lugs and a mizen.
  • 30) She was what they call a whale-boat, fitted for the whale fishery, pointed at both ends, and steered by an oar; she was not very large, but held seven people comfortably, and she was remarkably well fitted with sails and masts, having two lugs and a mizen.
  • 31) But when you are determined to gain the confidence, you still need to know in detail how large companies buy and how you should prepare for what we call a whale hunt.
  • 32) I think Abrams’ use of the term whale isn’t literal.
  • 33) He concludes by predicting that “the whale is not coming back for a long time, if ever.”
  • 34) The sperm whale is 1 of 6 Gulf whales listed as endangered.
  • 35) ‘Marine mammals include narwhals, beluga whales, walrus, and ringed and bearded seals.’
  • 36) ‘Come face to face with polar bears, walruses, harbour seals and beluga whales.’
  • 37) ‘Sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, porpoise and whales are common around the islands.’
  • 38) ‘We saw minke whales, hump backed whales, bald eagles, puffins and moose.’
  • 39) ‘Fur seals, elephant seals, and the great whales were all hunted to the brink of extinction.’
  • 40) ‘Up until quite recently we had no idea of the numbers and variety of the whales, dolphins and porpoises round our coast.’
  • 41) ‘Orkney folk are being urged to keep a look out for whales, dolphins and porpoises this weekend.’
  • 42) ‘We were told that whale sharks, whales and dolphins are abundant during the summer, between November and April.’
  • 43) ‘By the Miocene, whales of both lineages are relatively common fossils in many marine deposits.’
  • 44) ‘Acoustical energy generated by the bodies of whales or large schools of fish can be lower still.’
  • 45) ‘Dugongs are one of those sea creatures like porpoises and whales which should be completely protected by law.’
  • 46) ‘These whales have been hunted to near extinction, and only about 2,500 exist today.’
  • 47) ‘However, paleontology as a whole encompasses all life, from bacteria to whales.’
  • 48) ‘How many harbours play host to everything from seahorses and frogfish to whales and dolphins?’
  • 49) ‘It is our hope and prayer that the humpback and other whales will be protected in the West Indies and other parts of the world.’
  • 50) ‘They follow the breaking edge of the summer ice to hunt for seals, and are even known to attack beluga whales in the water.’
  • 51) ‘Laboratory examinations of the heads of the whales showed trauma induced by sound.’
  • 52) ‘Scientists believe that now fewer than a hundred of the whales ply the waters near Alaska.’
  • 53) ‘As many as four generations of whales live together in some of these matrilineal groups.’
  • 54) ‘With that being said, I whaled the hilt off of her skull, and she fell practically lifeless.’
  • 55) ‘He really whaled her, screaming and yelling and carrying on like a demented guy.’
  • 56) ‘I wondered why I should get whaled so, while Nerida, who was older, got off with a You-mustn't-do-that, darling.’
  • 57) ‘They whaled on Chapman before he could rise from his top bunk, shared with some 60 others in close barracks.’

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