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By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles, whales, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted by overfishing.
Sylvia Earle

Meaning of "swordfish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SWORDFISH

swordfish  [ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWORDFISH

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determiner
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Swordfish 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 SWORDFISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

swordfish

Swordfish

Swordfish, also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and can typically be found from near the surface to a depth of 550 m. They commonly reach 3 m in length, and the maximum reported is 4.55 m in length and 650 kg in weight. They are the sole member of their family Xiphiidae.

Definition of swordfish in the English dictionary

The definition of swordfish in the dictionary is a large scombroid fish, Xiphias gladius, with a very long upper jaw: valued as a food and game fish: family Xiphiidae.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWORDFISH


blindfish
ˈblaɪndˌfɪʃ
blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
codfish
ˈkɒdˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
groundfish
ˈɡraʊndˌfɪʃ
houndfish
ˈhaʊndˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
mudfish
ˈmʌdˌfɪʃ
redfish
ˈrɛdˌfɪʃ
sandfish
ˈsændˌfɪʃ
scaldfish
ˈskɔːldˌfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
spadefish
ˈspeɪdˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
studfish
ˈstʌdˌfɪʃ
toadfish
ˈtəʊdˌfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWORDFISH

sword grass
sword knot
sword lily
Sword of Damocles
sword-point
sword-swallower
swordbearer
swordbill
swordcraft
sworder
swordless
swordlike
swordplay
swordplayer
swordproof
swordsman
swordsmanship
swordsmen
swordstick
swordswoman

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWORDFISH

baitfish
big fish
crayfish
drink like a fish
elfish
finfish
fish
flatfish
flowerhorn fish
flying fish
needlefish
oafish
red bandfish
river fish
selfish
stockfish
sunfish
triggerfish
unselfish
zebrafish

Synonyms and antonyms of swordfish in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «swordfish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWORDFISH

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

Translator English - Chinese

剑鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pez espada
570 millions of speakers

English

swordfish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वोर्डफ़िश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَيَّافُ البَحْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рыба-меч
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peixe-espada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোর্ড ফিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

espadon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikan todak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwertfisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メカジキ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

황새치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jebule
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá kiếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்வார்டுபிஷ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वोर्डफिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kılıçbalığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesce spada
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miecznik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

риба-меч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pește-sabie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξιφίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swaardvis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svärdfisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sverdfisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of swordfish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWORDFISH»

The term «swordfish» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.387 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWORDFISH» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «SWORDFISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word swordfish.
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Sylvia Earle
By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles, whales, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted by overfishing.
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Penny Lancaster
I do love fish, and I thought it was healthy without understanding the high mercury levels that fish like tuna, swordfish and halibut can contain.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWORDFISH»

Discover the use of swordfish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to swordfish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Swordfish: A True Story of Ambition, Savagery, and Betrayal
Swordfish is a spellbinding story of people under life-threatening pressure, people pursuing ambitions both grand and petty in ways that reveal not only the characters of the individuals but also the nature of the institutions that have ...
David McClintick, 1993
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Swordfish: A Biography of the Ocean Gladiator
Provides a comprehensive history of the swordfish, from prehistoric fossils to its present-day endangerment, and describes its adaptability and its relationship with humans.
Richard Ellis, 2013
3
Swordfish
Did you know that swordfish can move at 50 miles per hour? Their sleek bodies and swords help them cut through water. This book explores the swordfish as an ocean animal and hunter.
Colleen Sexton, 2012
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Tales of Swordfish and Tuna
There's the story of a swordfish that was hooked at 10:30 in the morning and played until 11:30 that night—only to...! Tales of Swordfish and Tuna will dazzle and thrill any fishing heart.
Zane Grey, 2000
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Swordfish
This book provides information on the physical characteristics, habits, reproduction, and predators for the swordfish, fast, scaleless fish with long, swordlike bills.
Deborah Coldiron, 2010
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Aquatic Life of the World: Sea pen-Swordfish
Examines every major aquatic organism as well as lesser-known and rare life-forms including water-dwelling plants and animals and the algae and bacteria that constitute the first links in the food chain.
‎2001
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The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other ...
"A Wormsloe Foundation nature book"--Page 4 of jacket.
Stan Ulanski, 2013
8
International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake
A swordfish leaps from the water, revealing the countershaded body: pale below and dark above. This coloration help to conceal the fish's presence from prey below and above it, respectively. A swordfish cruises in surface waters. Though a  ...
‎2002
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Swordfish Returns
Baby Swordfish begins his life in the warm Caribbean Sea, spending his days growing, eating, and avoiding predators before traveling to the north Atlantic Ocean. Includes information on the north Atlantic swordfish.
Susan Korman, 2003
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World Swordfish Fisheries: An Analysis of Swordfish ...
An Analysis of Swordfish Fisheries, Market Trends, and Trade Patterns Past- present-future. Appendix A4d2.-- Venezuela. Longline fleet, by company 1998 Source: Freddy Arocha and Luis Marcano, personal communications, May 6, 1998.
‎1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWORDFISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term swordfish is used in the context of the following news items.
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Huge 6ft swordfish found on UK riverbank as experts predict it …
A massive swordfish was found washed up on a British tidal riverbank - an extremely rare sight in the UK. Beachcombers saw the majestic fish - which measured ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
2
Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish
Randy Llanes, a 47-year-old Hawaiian man, has died after leaping into the water to spear a swordfish, receiving a fatal injury in return for the one he delivered. «The Register, Jun 15»
3
Swordfish kills fisherman who was trying to catch it in Hawaii
(CNN) A boat captain is dead after being speared by a swordfish in Hawaii. Randy Llanes, 47, was killed Friday while trying to catch the swordfish with a spear ... «CNN, May 15»
4
Woman lands Louisiana's sixth-largest swordfish Thursday
Few anglers target swordfish off Louisiana's coast, but those who do mostly prefer to fish at night. The fish move toward the surface after sunset to feast on ... «NOLA.com, May 15»
5
Applaud the swordfish renaissance with sauce and salsa
should turn up in every forkful: seared marinated swordfish, sharp and spicy sauce (made from the marinade) and salsa, chockablock with avocado, tomatoes, ... «Press Herald, Apr 15»
6
580-Pound Swordfish Caught by Tasmanian Fishermen After 6-Hour …
A 580-pound swordfish was caught by Tasmanian fishermen after a 6-hour tug-of-war in Australian waters. Kyle Longmore, 16, reeled in the giant fish after a ... «ABC News, Mar 15»
7
Mystery of Male Swordfish Courtship Ritual Revealed
Claims that swordfish court their mates date back to the 19th century, but science had never confirmed the phenomenon. Now, Spanish scientists have ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»
8
Australia's first swordfish recreational fishery will open off …
Tasmania will open the countries first recreational fishery to hunt the prized swordfish after local anglers proved it was a viable industry. Joint funding by the ... «ABC Online, Dec 14»
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Ancient Swordfish Fossil To Be Auctioned
DALLAS (AP) – The skeletal rendition of an 85 million year old swordfish is set to be ... The fossil is notable in that it had teeth where modern swordfish do not. «CBS Local, Sep 14»
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Albino Lobsters to Giant Swordfish: Fishermen's Most Unusual …
But odd looking shellfish weren't the only big catches of the week, a father and his two teenage sons out fishing for swordfish got more than they bargained for ... «ABC News, Sep 14»

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