whale

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationshweɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hweɪl, weɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hwāl, wāl)


Inflections of 'whale' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
whale
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "The ship was cruising for whale.")
Inflections of 'whale' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
whales
v 3rd person singular (All usages)
whales
v 3rd person singular
whaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
whaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
whaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

whale

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [blue, giant, great white, bottlenose, humpback] whale
  2. found a beached whale
  3. a [ten] -meter whale
  4. [saw, spotted] whales in the [ocean, sea]
  5. [hunt, kill] whales
  6. as big as a whale
  7. figurative: had a whale of a time!
n as adj
  1. whale [blubber, oil]
  2. go whale watching
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