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Definition 1: a large group of fish - [noun denoting group]

Samples where shoal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a school of small glittering fish swam by

Synonyms for shoal in the sense of this definition

(shoal is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(shoal is a member of ...) any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

"the shark is a large fish" "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"

Definition 2: a stretch of shallow water - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for shoal in the sense of this definition

(shoal is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

Definition 3: a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide - [noun denoting object]

(shoal is a kind of ...) a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide

Definition 4: become shallow - [verb of change]

Samples where shoal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lake shallowed over time

Synonyms for shoal in the sense of this definition

(shoal is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 5: make shallow - [verb of change]

Samples where shoal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The silt shallowed the canal

Synonyms for shoal in the sense of this definition

(shoal is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

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