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Meaning of SHARK

Pronunciation:  shârk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
  2. [n]  a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways; "a card shark"
  3. [n]  a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
  4. [v]  hunt shark
  5. [v]  play the shark; act with trickery

SHARK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: Alopius vulpinus, angel shark, angelfish, Carcharias taurus, carpet shark, cat shark, cheat, chisel, cow shark, dogfish, elasmobranch, expert, fish, fox shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, hammerhead, hammerhead shark, Hexanchus griseus, mackerel shark, monkfish, nurse shark, Odontaspis taurus, offender, Orectolobus barbatus, requiem shark, Rhincodon typus, sand shark, sand tiger, selachian, six-gilled shark, Squatina squatina, thrasher, thresher, thresher shark, whale shark, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shark\, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr.
    carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from
    its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth;
    or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. {Shark}, v. t. & i.);
    cf. Corn. scarceas.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch
       fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
    Note: Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark,
          grow to an enormous size, the former becoming forty
          feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in
          length. Most of them are harmless to man, but some are
          exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly
          belong to the genera {Carcharhinus}, {Carcharodon}, and
          related genera. They have several rows of large sharp
          teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark
          ({Carcharodon carcharias, or Rondeleti}) of tropical
          seas, and the great blue shark ({Carcharhinus glaucus})
          of all tropical and temperate seas. The former
          sometimes becomes thirty-six feet long, and is the most
          voracious and dangerous species known. The rare
          man-eating shark of the United States coast
          ({Charcarodon Atwoodi}) is thought by some to be a
          variety, or the young, of {C. carcharias}. The dusky
          shark ({Carcharhinus obscurus}), and the smaller blue
          shark ({C. caudatus}), both common species on the coast
          of the United States, are of moderate size and not
          dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes.
    2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
    3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
       [Obs.] --South.
    {Baskin shark}, {Liver shark}, {Nurse shark}, {Oil shark},
    {Sand shark}, {Tiger shark}, etc. See under {Basking},
       {Liver}, etc. See also {Dogfish}, {Houndfish},
       {Notidanian}, and {Tope}.
    {Gray shark}, the sand shark.
    {Hammer-headed shark}. See {Hammerhead}.
    {Port Jackson shark}. See {Cestraciont}.
    {Shark barrow}, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse.
    {Shark ray}. Same as {Angel fish}
       (a), under {Angel}.
    {Thrasher} shark, or {Thresher shark}, a large, voracious
       shark. See {Thrasher}.
    {Whale shark}, a huge harmless shark ({Rhinodon typicus}) of
       the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length,
       but has very small teeth.
  2. \Shark\, v. t. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. shark,
    n., or perhaps related to E. shear (as hearken to hear), and
    originally meaning, to clip off. Cf. {Shirk}.]
    To pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly. [Obs.]
  3. \Shark\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sharked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to
             Neither sharks for a cup or a reckoning. --Bp.
    2. To live by shifts and stratagems. --Beau. & Fl.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a shark in your dream, represents a person whom you see as greedy and unscrupulous. This person goes after what what he or she wants with no regards to the well-being and sensitivity of others. The shark may also be an aspect of your own personality which exhibit these qualities. Alternatively, you may be going through a difficult, painful, or unpleasant emotional period. The shark symbolizes feelings of anger, hostility, and fierceness. You may be an emotional threat to yourself or to others.