Definition of 'whale'
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It was far too big but we had a whale of a time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)New regulations in this country in 1990 made it almost impossible to keep captive dolphins and whales. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They could, literally, be having a whale of a time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Whale meat said to be from Japan's scientific hunt was being offered for sale around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fascinating footage shows pygmy blue whales and turtles that lay their eggs on local beaches. The Sun (2015)Only humans and whales live on long after they are able to reproduce. The Sun (2015)Who do you think eats whale meat? Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)Being out at sea and seeing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat was amazing. The Sun (2011)The days spent scouring the seas for whales to save are long and dreary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We had a whale of a time. The Sun (2013) Pilot whales are social creatures and tend to remain with sick members. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Whale meat does not figure in any calculation of how the world is going to feed itself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The youngster had a whale of a time. The Sun (2010)But the most exciting sighting was a pod of pilot whales. The Sun (2012)But it was more than worth it when we caught up with a blue whale mum and youngster. The Sun (2015)Some countries are destroying stocks of mighty whales, of dolphins and other sea mammals. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)In its fish tank it has sharks, dolphins and whales. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Polar bears and arctic warblers and whales live on the margin: they survive by energy efficiency. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)When we can see the whale, we certainly care. Times, Sunday Times (2006)By and large, the whales are pretty good at running things. The Sun (2015)There's also wildlife fun with sea turtle and whale watching trips available. The Sun (2015)Like the blue whale, many aquatic organisms filter plankton. Biology Basic Facts (1982)Before the discovery of petrol, it was the oil taken from the heads of whales that kept the lamps of the world burning. The Sun (2015)A whale is not a fish - a whale is a mammal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the historical reality that dinosaurs led to birds and mammals produced whales, that's not theory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'whale'
British English: whale /weɪl/ NOUN
A whale is a very large sea mammal.
- American English: whale
- Arabic: حُوت
- Brazilian Portuguese: baleia
- Chinese: 鲸
- Croatian: kit
- Czech: velryba
- Danish: hval
- Dutch: walvis
- European Spanish: ballena
- Finnish: valas
- French: baleine
- German: Wal
- Greek: φάλαινα
- Italian: balena
- Japanese: クジラ
- Korean: 고래
- Norwegian: hval
- Polish: wieloryb
- European Portuguese: baleia
- Romanian: balenă
- Russian: кит
- Spanish: ballena
- Swedish: val djur
- Thai: ปลาวาฬ
- Turkish: balina
- Ukrainian: кит
- Vietnamese: cá voi
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