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I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.
David Attenborough

Meaning of "coral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CORAL

From Old French, from Latin corāllium, from Greek korallion, probably of Semitic origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CORAL

coral  [ˈkɒrəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CORAL

noun
adjective
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adverb
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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Coral is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

coral

Coral

Corals are marine invertebrates in class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria typically living in compact colonies of many identical individual "polyps". The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton. A coral "head" is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a spineless animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton that is characteristic of the species. Individual heads grow by asexual reproduction of polyps. Corals also breed sexually by spawning: polyps of the same species release gametes simultaneously over a period of one to several nights around a full moon. Although some corals can catch small fish and plankton, using stinging cells on their tentacles, like those in sea anemone and jellyfish, most corals obtain the majority of their energy and nutrients from photosynthetic unicellular algae that live within the coral's tissue called zooxanthella.

Definition of coral in the English dictionary

The first definition of coral in the dictionary is the calcareous or horny material forming the skeleton of certain of these animals. Other definition of coral is a rocklike aggregation of certain of these animals or their skeletons, forming an island or reef. Coral is also an object made of coral, esp a piece of jewellery.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CORAL


amoral
eɪˈmɒrəl
Balmoral
bælˈmɒrəl
borel
ˈbɒrəl
borrel
ˈbɒrəl
extrafloral
ˌɛkstrəˈflɒrəl
forel
ˈfɒrəl
hydrocoral
ˌhaɪdrəˈkɒrəl
immoral
ɪˈmɒrəl
laurel
ˈlɒrəl
moral
ˈmɒrəl
nonmoral
nɒnˈmɒrəl
premoral
priːˈmɒrəl
quarrel
ˈkwɒrəl
sorrel
ˈsɒrəl
unmoral
ʌnˈmɒrəl
worral
ˈwɒrəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CORAL

coraggio
coral fern
coral reef
Coral Sea
coral snake
coral tree
coral trout
coralbells
coralberry
corallaceous
coralliferous
coralliform
coralligenous
coralline
corallite
coralloid
coralloidal
corallum
coralroot
coralwort

WORDS THAT END LIKE CORAL

antitumoral
choral
clitoral
corporal
doctoral
electoral
femoral
floral
humoral
littoral
loral
mayoral
oral
pastoral
pectoral
postdoctoral
rectoral
sectoral
temporal
tumoral

Synonyms and antonyms of coral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «coral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CORAL

Find out the translation of coral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of coral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «coral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

珊瑚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

coral
570 millions of speakers

English

coral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मूंगा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرْجَان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коралл
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রবাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

corail
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Karang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Koralle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

珊瑚
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

산호
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Koral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

san hô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பவள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mercan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

koral
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

корал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοράλι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koraal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

korall
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

korall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of coral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CORAL»

The term «coral» is very widely used and occupies the 7.078 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CORAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «coral» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «coral» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about coral

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10 QUOTES WITH «CORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word coral.
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David Attenborough
I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.
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Janine Benyus
Organisms don't think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block.
3
Michael Berryman
That includes not cutting down the rain forest, and stop polluting the ocean because once we kill the coral reefs and the rain forest, this earth is toast.
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Tim Cahill
I have no problem with the adventure travel movement. It makes better, more sensitive people. If you get people diving on a coral reef, they're going to become more respectful of the outdoors and more concerned with the threats that places like that face and they're going to care more about protecting them than they would have before.
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Ted Danson
Centuries-old habitats such as coral gardens are destroyed in an instant by bottom trawls, pulverized by weighted nets into barren plains. And global carbon dioxide emissions from human activity affect the ocean, changing the pH balance of the waters in a phenomenon known as ocean acidification.
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Daniel Dennett
The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!
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Alfred Doblin
The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
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Sylvia Earle
Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
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Sheherazade Goldsmith
Coral reefs represent some of the world's most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them many of the sea's most exquisite species will not survive.
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Richard Lamm
Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CORAL»

Discover the use of coral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to coral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean
Reprint of the adventure novel from 1857.
R. M. Ballantyne, 2010
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Coral Reefs
A guide to coral reefs offers an informative tour of this active environment while examining its diverse residence, plant life, make-up, eating habits, and unique characteristics.
‎2007
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The Coral Sea
Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe accompany a series of poems that describes the experiences of a dying man on a journey to see the Southern Cross
Patti Smith, 1997
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Coral Health and Disease
Based on an international meeting on "Coral Health and Disease" in Eilat, Israel in April 2003, the book starts with case studies of reefs, e.g. the Red Sea, Caribbean, Japan, Indian Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef.
Eugene Rosenberg, Yossi Loya, 2004
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Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs: Structure, Form and Process
Their study therefore incorporates a wide range of disciplines. This encyclopedia approaches coral reefs from an earth science perspective, concentrating especially on modern reefs.
David Hopley, 2011
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Coral Reef Conservation
A multi-disciplinary account of the current status, problems, and solutions to the coral reef crisis.
Isabelle M. Côté, John D. Reynolds (Ph. D.), 2006
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Alice Munro
This is the first full-length study of Alice Munro's work to be published in Britain. Highlights Munro's distinctive storytelling methods where everything becomes both 'touchable and mysterious'.
Coral Ann Howells, 1998
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Life and Death Of Coral Reefs
Illustrated throughout, this book presents what is known about factors that "shift the balance" between accretion and erosion, recruitment and mortality, stony corals and filamentous algae, recovery and degradation - the life and death of ...
Charles Birkeland, 1997
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The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the ecology of coral reef fishes presented by top researchers from North America and Australia.
Peter F. Sale, 1993
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Coral Bleaching: Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences
This volume provides information on the causes and consequences of coral bleaching for coral reef ecosystems, from the level of individual colonies to ecosystems and at different spatial scales, as well as a detailed analysis of how it can ...
Madeleine J. H. van Oppen, Janice M. Lough, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term coral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Global underwater shark study the first video survey in coral areas
The first ever global survey of sharks, rays and skates in coral reef environments using underwater cameras will begin in August. The Global ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
15000 sq km of coral reef could be lost in current mass bleaching …
Noaa predicts third-ever global bleaching event could cause a 6% global reduction in coral reefs in less than two years. More than a third of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Warm Ocean Temperatures could wipe off Coral Reefs in Pacific …
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Monday that rise in ocean water temperature could cause the demise of coral in ... «NY City News, Jul 15»
4
Coral Springs PD says JPP won't face charges for fireworks …
On Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reported that the Coral Springs, Florida Police Department opened an investigation into the incident ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
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Coral Gables to review charter items including elections …
The Coral Gables City commission met 9 a.m. Tuesday. During the meeting, city leaders discussed city charter revisions, unsafe properties in ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
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Cape Coral lookahead
Chef Mark will have food and beverage available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Shopping from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Elks Lodge, 4631 SE 10th Place Cape Coral. «The News-Press, Jul 15»
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Island Coast (Cape Coral, Fla.) softball coach resigns, son arrested …
Jordan Striggow, 22, was arrested on three charges of transmitting harmful information to minors, according to the Cape Coral Police ... «USA TODAY High School Sports, Jul 15»
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PCMI studies coral at St. Andrews State Park
Coral has been growing on the jetties,” PCMI executive director Ron Boyce said. “We've identified at least three species. Some have grown to ... «The News Herald, Jul 15»
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Creating islands on coral reefs
Today, seven such coral reefs are being turned into islands, with harbors and landing strips, by the Chinese military. Not only is this work ... «Bend Bulletin, Jul 15»
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In Cape Coral, Lobster Lady makes a Cape Cod classic
And while Cape Coral is a long way from Cape Cod , Lobster Lady works hard to shorten that distance. "Everything is done daily so the product ... «The News-Press, Jul 15»

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