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English noun: whale

1. whale (person) a very large person; impressive in size or qualities


Synonymsgiant, heavyweight, hulk


Broader (hypernym)large person

2. whale (animal) any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head


Broader (hypernym)blower, cetacean, cetacean mammal


Narrower (hyponym)baleen whale, Monodon monoceros, narwal, narwhal, narwhale, spouter, toothed whale, whalebone whale


English verb: whale

1. whale (competition) hunt for whales


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and whale


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down









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