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California is responsible for selling, trading and distributing large amounts of shark fins that come from all over the world.
Ted Danson

Meaning of "shark" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHARK

Of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARK

shark  [ʃɑːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shark 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 SHARK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shark

Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Modern sharks are classified within the clade Selachimorpha and are the sister group to the rays. However, the term "shark" has also been used for extinct members of the subclass Elasmobranchii outside the Selachimorpha, such as Cladoselache and Xenacanthus. Under this broader definition, the earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago. Since then, sharks have diversified into over 470 species. They range in size from the small dwarf lanternshark, a deep sea species of only 17 centimetres in length, to the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, which reaches approximately 12 metres. Sharks are found in all seas and are common to depths of 2,000 metres. They generally do not live in freshwater although there are a few known exceptions, such as the bull shark and the river shark, which can survive and be found in both seawater and freshwater. They breathe through five to seven gill slits.

Definition of shark in the English dictionary

The definition of shark in the dictionary is any of various usually ferocious selachian fishes, typically marine with a long body, two dorsal fins, rows of sharp teeth, and between five and seven gill slits on each side of the head.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARK


arc
ɑːk
at.
ɑːk
bookmark
ˈbʊkˌmɑːk
Clark
klɑːk
dark
dɑːk
dat.
dɑːk
Denmark
ˈdɛnmɑːk
Irak
ɪˈrɑːk
Iraq
ɪˈrɑːk
landmark
ˈlændˌmɑːk
lat.
lɑːk
marc
mɑːk
mark
mɑːk
marque
mɑːk
mat.
mɑːk
park
pɑːk
spark
spɑːk
stark
stɑːk
trademark
ˈtreɪdˌmɑːk
watermark
ˈwɔːtəˌmɑːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARK

sharia
sharia-compliant
shariat
sharif
sharifian
shark alarm
shark bell
shark biscuit
shark finning
shark mesh
shark net
shark patrol
shark repellents
shark siren
shark watcher
shark-infested
sharker
sharklike
sharkskin
sharksucker

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARK

angel shark
basking shark
blue shark
carpet shark
chark
cow shark
futhark
great white shark
grey nurse shark
gummy shark
hark
landshark
loan shark
nurse shark
school shark
six-gilled shark
thresher shark
tiger shark
whale shark
white shark

Synonyms and antonyms of shark in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shark» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARK

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

Translator English - Chinese

鲨鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tiburón
570 millions of speakers

English

shark
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शार्क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قِرْش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

акула
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tubarão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাঙ্গর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

requin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jerung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hai
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サメ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hiu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá mập
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுறா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शार्क
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Köpekbalığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

squalo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rekin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

акула
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rechin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καρχαρίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

haai
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

haj
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hai
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shark

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARK»

The term «shark» is very widely used and occupies the 7.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shark» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shark» 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 shark

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHARK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shark.
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Sergio Aragones
I don't enjoy the boo scare when you're watching a movie and then suddenly there's a big shark on the screen. The only thing they're doing is catching you off guard.
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Peter Benchley
We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs.
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Peter Benchley
A human being is still more likely to die of a bee sting, snake bite or, Lord knows, automobile accident than by shark attack. We do not execute the perpretrators of death by car. We should not butcher an animal for an inadvertent homicide.
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Peter Benchley
Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don't.
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Peter Benchley
I don't think there's such a thing as an unprovoked shark attack.
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Peter Benchley
There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after 'Jaws' came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, 'Look what I did.' But they've been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway.
7
Nicolas Cage
I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
8
Chris Carmack
I think the 'Jaws' shark and the 'Shark Night' shark would fall in love and make sweet babies.
9
Ted Danson
Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but you're more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark!
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Ted Danson
California is responsible for selling, trading and distributing large amounts of shark fins that come from all over the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARK»

Discover the use of shark in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shark and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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White Shark
When a Connecticut shore community is threatened by a malevolent and lethal creature called White Shark, it is up to oceanic scientist Simon Chase to stop the reign of terror
Peter Benchley, 1995
2
Shark
DK Eyewitness Shark is a visually stunning guide to some of the most fascinating and mysterious creatures in the ocean.
Miranda MacQuitty, 2011
3
A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's ...
The author recounts how he became one of professional football's most successful agents, and describes his negotiating tactics.
Drew Rosenhaus, 1998
4
Shark
This book is an inspiration to transcend that fear, and to come to know and respect this truly magnificent creature.
Dean Crawford, 2008
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Smiley Shark
Smiley Shark's toothy smile frightens the other sea animals but comes in handy when they are caught in a net. On board pages.
‎2007
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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of ...
'The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shar'k is the first book to look at the economics of the modern art world, and the marketing strategies that power the market to produce such astronomical prices.
Don Thompson, 2010
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Bear v. Shark: The Novel
Written in quick, commercial-like segments that mirror the media it satirizes, Chris Bachelder's debut is a fiercely funny, razor-sharp novel about the odd intersection of zealotry and trivia, about the barriers to human connection in a ...
Chris Bachelder, 2002
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The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
In a spoof of The Three Little Pigs, Jim Fish builds his house of seaweed and Tim Fish builds his house of sand, but Kim Fish smartly sets up house in an old sunken ship to keep the big bad shark from destroying it.
Ken Geist, 2007
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I Survived #2: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
Based on true events!
Lauren Tarshis, 2011
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How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a ...
These are takeaways that anyone can use to negotiate with the power brokers, dealmakers, and, yes, the hungry sharks in their own lives.
Bill Richardson, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shark is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shark kills diver in front of daughter off Tasmanian coast
A diver has died after being attacked by a shark in front of his daughter, off the Tasmanian coast in Australia. The pair were collecting scallops near the town of ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Quiz: Sharknado Plot Point or Real-Life Shark Encounter?
As Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No brings the ultimate weather-predator mashup back to Syfy Wednesday night—this time with more David Hasselhoff—thousands of ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Mick Fanning Wasn't Really Attacked by That Shark
Mick Fanning (pictured surfing in Australia in April 2015) said he felt the great white shark tangle with his leash before the fin surfaced. Photo: Ryan Miller/Red ... «Outside Magazine, Jul 15»
4
Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack
(CNN) A surfing competition in South Africa was canceled Sunday after professional surfer Mick Fanning escaped a shark attack in the opening minutes of the ... «CNN, Jul 15»
5
Great White Shark Rescued By Heroic Beachgoers In Cape Cod
"The shark was stuck there for a while in the sand, so then people got buckets and were trying keep it wet so it could continue to breathe,” Isabelle Hegland told ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Stanford researchers show the risk of shark attacks is way down
Courtney Hemerick encounters a shark off the coast of Huntington Beach, California, while paddle-boarding. Despite such frightening appearances, the risk of a ... «Stanford University News, Jul 15»
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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin
It has been called the "Super Bowl of the ocean." Shark Week is a ratings bonanza for the Discovery Channel with more than 40 million people tuning in last year ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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New shark attack reported in North Carolina
(CNN) A man in his late 60s was attacked by a shark in North Carolina on Wednesday, in what was the seventh such attack in the state this year. The attack ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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Why Are So Many Shark Attacks Happening in North Carolina?
The Tarheel State typically gets one to two shark attacks a year but has had four this year, says Frank J. Schwartz, a shark biologist with the University of North ... «National Geographic, Jun 15»
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Shark bite on swimmer is latest in series of such attacks along …
(CNN) At least five reported shark attacks this month have swimmers proceeding with caution as they head to coastal beaches in North and South Carolina. «CNN, Jun 15»

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