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On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.
Lewis Gordon Pugh

Meaning of "whaling" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHALING

whaling  [ˈweɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHALING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Whaling can act as a noun and an adverb.
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WHAT DOES WHALING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

whaling

Whaling

Whaling is the hunting of whales primarily for meat and oil. Its earliest forms date to at least circa 3000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of subsistence whaling and harvesting beached whales. Industrial whaling emerged with organized fleets in the 17th century; competitive national whaling industries in the 18th and 19th centuries; and the introduction of factory ships along with the concept of whale harvesting in the first half of the 20th century. As technology increased and demand for the resources remained, catches far exceeded the sustainable limit for whale stocks. In the late 1930s, more than 50,000 whales were killed annually and by the middle of the century whale stocks were not being replenished. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling so that stocks might recover. While the moratorium has been successful in averting the extinction of whale species due to overhunting, contemporary whaling is subject to intense debate. Pro-whaling countries, notably Japan, wish to lift the ban on stocks that they claim have recovered sufficiently to sustain limited hunting.

Definition of whaling in the English dictionary

The definition of whaling in the dictionary is the work or industry of hunting and processing whales for food, oil, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHALING


ailing
ˈeɪlɪŋ
antiwhaling
ˌæntɪˈweɪlɪŋ
bewailing
bɪˈweɪlɪŋ
countervailing
ˈkaʊntəveɪlɪŋ
failing
ˈfeɪlɪŋ
grayling
ˈɡreɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
parasailing
ˈpærəˌseɪlɪŋ
prevailing
prɪˈveɪlɪŋ
railing
ˈreɪlɪŋ
retailing
ˈriːteɪlɪŋ
sailing
ˈseɪlɪŋ
tailing
ˈteɪlɪŋ
trailing
ˈtreɪlɪŋ
unfailing
ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ
unveiling
ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ
veiling
ˈveɪlɪŋ
wailing
ˈweɪlɪŋ
wholesaling
ˈhəʊlseɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHALING

whale
whale calf
whale catcher
whale oil
whale shark
whale watching
whaleback
whaleboat
whalebone
whalebone whale
whalelike
whaleman
whaler
whaler shark
whalery
whaling ship
whaling station
whally
wham
whammed

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHALING

appealing
calling
crystal healing
dealing
death-dealing
double-dealing
Ealing
faith healing
healing
insider dealing
mental healing
revealing
rosemaling
sealing
self-healing
self-sealing
signaling
spiritual healing
stealing
unappealing
wheeling and dealing

Synonyms and antonyms of whaling in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «whaling» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHALING

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

Translator English - Chinese

捕鲸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pesca de ballenas
570 millions of speakers

English

whaling
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

whaling
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صيد الحيتان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

китобойный промысел
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caça a baleias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তিমিশিকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pêche à la baleine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikan paus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Walfang
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

捕鯨
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고래잡이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Whaling
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự đánh cá ông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அர்ச்சுனனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हेलिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

balina avcılığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

caccia alla balena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Połowy wielorybów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

китобійний промисел
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vânătoarea de balene
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φαλαινοθηρίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

walvisjag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

valfångst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hvalfangst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of whaling

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHALING»

The term «whaling» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.358 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHALING» OVER TIME

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

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7 QUOTES WITH «WHALING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word whaling.
1
Laurie Anderson
Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about someone who's looking for something so huge, something they've wanted all their life, yet they know when they find it, it will kill them.
2
Carl Clinton Van Doren
Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
3
Edward M. Lerner
Too much detail can bog down any story. Enough with the history of gunpowder, the geology of Hawaii, the processes of whaling, and cactus and tumbleweed.
4
Hayden Panettiere
We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry... and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!
5
Nathaniel Philbrick
Whaling was the oil business of its day.
6
Lewis Gordon Pugh
On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.
7
Paul Watson
The fact is, Japan's whaling is illegal, so just because there is a natural disaster in Japan is no reason for us to stop opposing their illegal activities in the Southern Ocean.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHALING»

Discover the use of whaling in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to whaling and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614.
Eric Jay Dolin, 2008
2
Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems
"A must read for anyone interested in the ecology of whales, this timely and creative volume is sure to stimulate new research for years to come."--Annalisa Berta, San Diego State University
James A. Estes, 2006
3
Whaling in Japan: Power, Politics and Diplomacy
Proponents of the practice hope to control the debate by limiting the argument to the preservation of Japan's "whaling traditions and whale-eating culture" through "sustainable use," but, as Jun Morikawa makes clear, these terms obscure the ...
Jun Morikawa, 2009
4
The International Politics of Whaling
In this fascinating book, Peter Stoett combines ecological sensitivity with a hard assessment of the political realities of the international regime to examine this important issue.
Peter J. Stoett, 2011
5
Whaling: History
Learn about the history of Whaling with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
iMinds, 2009
6
Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling
With passion and engaging detail, Andrew Darby profiles each species of whale and its place in this great drama.
Andrew Darby, 2009
7
Unveiling The Whale: Discourses on Whales and Whaling
This book, the first of its kind, is therefore not about whales and whaling per se but about how people communicate about whales and whaling.
Arne Kalland, 2013
8
Whaling Masters
This history of the whaling industry in New England includes a lengthy and very valuable list of the whaling masters, their ships, their home ports, and the years in which they first sailed. A classic text.
Writers Project Federal Writers Project, 1938
9
A Whaling Captain's Daughter: The Diary of Laura Jernegan, ...
The Diary of a young girl who traveled with her on her father's whaling ship from 1868-1871 records her schooling, dangerous whale hunts, and the processing of whale oil.
Laura Jernegan, Megan O'Hara, 2000
10
Whaling Days
Surveys the whaling industry, ranging from hunting in colonial America to modern whaling regulations and conservation efforts.
Carol Carrick, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHALING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term whaling is used in the context of the following news items.
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Judge rules against anti-whaling activists in campaign to stop Japan …
Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
2
Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling
Whaling research vessel Japan has reduced its annual quota for minke whales from around 900 to 333. Photograph: GLENN LOCKITCH/AFP/Getty Images. «The Guardian, Nov 14»
3
Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling
A minke whale—one of a species targeted by Japan as part of its scientific whaling program—swims in the ocean around Antarctica near McMurdo Sound. «National Geographic, Sep 14»
4
Whaling opponents and pro-whaling nations, led by Japan, remain …
Diplomats were preparing for one last push to find a compromise capable of bridging the divide between whaling nations and their opponents at the biennial ... «The Guardian, Sep 14»
5
California blue whales rebound from whaling; first of their kin to do so
The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels, according to new research by the University of Washington, and while the number ... «UW Today, Sep 14»
6
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe suggests return to Antarctic whaling during …
Just months after being told the country's whaling expeditions in Antarctica must stop, Japan's Prime Minister has riled activists by suggesting he will push for ... «CNN, Jun 14»
7
Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program, With Changes to …
TOKYO — In a move likely to bring renewed international criticism, Japan said Friday that it wants to resume its research whaling in the Southern Ocean next ... «New York Times, Apr 14»
8
UN Court Orders Japan to Halt Whaling Off Antarctica
TOKYO — The decision to ban Japan's annual whaling drive off Antarctica, handed down by the United Nations' highest court on Monday, was a hard-won ... «New York Times, Mar 14»
9
Japan whaling ban welcomed in Australia and New Zealand
A UN court ruling that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic has been welcomed in Australia and New Zealand. «BBC News, Mar 14»
10
New Zealand intervenes in whaling case
Instead Mr Finlayson told the ICJ in The Hague that the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling was intended to be for the conservation and ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 13»

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