What is another word for shoal?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈə͡ʊl] (IPA)

Shoal refers to a place in the sea, lake or river where the water is shallow. To describe this particular point of the water body, you can use synonyms such as shallow, reef, sandbank, bar, flats, crossing, ford, stream, and shallows. These words can replace shoal in sentences such as "The boat hit a sandbank while passing through the shoal," "The sea is so shallow that you can walk to the reef," or "The river's crossing is usually marked by the shallows." Synonyms add variety to your language and make your writing and speaking more interesting while still conveying the same meaning.

Synonyms for Shoal:

What are the hypernyms for Shoal?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Shoal?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for shoal (as nouns)

    • object

What are the meronyms for Shoal?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for shoal (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for shoal?

The word shoal refers to a shallow area of water where the depth is less than the surrounding areas. Antonyms for the word shoal would be deep, profound, and bottomless. Deep means having an extent downward, and profound means having great depth or seriousness. Bottomless refers to a very deep or unfathomable depth. These words are antonyms because they have opposite meanings to "shoal", which indicates a lack of depth or shallowness. The use of antonyms in language is essential in communication to help provide a better understanding of the intended message, and to avoid ambiguity.

Usage examples for Shoal

The Mahdi is worse than a whole shoal of crocodiles.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Often have been described the patient watching of the huers on the cliffs, who with a huge trumpet at length announce their joyful discovery, and by the waving of bushes telegraph the movements of the shoal marked by the colour of the sea and its hovering escort of gulls; the rush of men, women, and children to the shore with shouts of heva!
G. E. Mitton
For some time she was tossed about, sometimes swimming, sometimes floating, enjoying the excitement of the thing, knowing she couldn't drown, and expecting every moment to see something of her huge brother, when all of a sudden she found herself right in the middle of a shoal of fish.
"The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy"
Mabel Henriette Spielmann

Famous quotes with Shoal

  • The way Conway Morris goes about biting the hand that once fed him would make a shoal of piranha seem decorous.
    Simon Conway Morris
  • The heavy bridge confines your stream, Through which the barges toil, Smoke has shut out the sun's glad beam, Thy waves have caught the soil. On—on—though weariness it be, By shoal and barrier cross'd, Till thou hast reach'd the mighty sea, And there art wholly lost.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • Heroic numberer of languages, A conspicuous sea-shoal of goodly increase. A number that God will watch with extreme love. In heaven, in earth, at the end, In straits, in expanse, in form, In body, in soul, in habit, Prudence far from the presence of kings. I adore thee, Ruler of the land of peace. Let my soul be in a condition of life; For ever in court; A servant of heaven, he will not refuse me.
  • And then, all of a sudden, it was as though through those dark eyes an electrical circuit had been struck. She sat fascinated. Snake-and-bird fascinated. Afterwards she could not recall the details of what he had said. She remembered only that she had been absorbed, rapt, lost, for over ten minutes by the clock. She had perceived images conjured up from the dead past: a hand trailed in clear river water, deliciously cool, while the sun smiled and a shoal of tiny fishes darted between her fingers; the crisp flesh of a ripe apple straight from the tree, so juicy it ran down her chin; grass between her bare toes, the turf like springs so that she seemed not to bear the whole of her weight on her soles but to be floating, dreamlike, in slow motion, instantly transported to the moon; the western sky painted with vast heart-tearing slapdash streaks of red below the bright steel-blue of clouds, and stars coming snap-snap into view against the eastern dark; wind gentle in her hair and on her cheeks, bearing flower perfumes, dusting her with petals; snow cold to the palm as it was shaped into a ball; laughter echoing from a dark lane where only lovers walked, not thieves and muggers; butter like an ingot of soft gold; ocean spray sharp and clean as the edge of an axe; with the same sense of safe, provided rightly used; round pebbles polychrome beside a pool; rain to which a thirsty mouth could open, distilling the taste of a continent of air . . . And under, and through, and in, and around all this, a conviction: “Something can be done to get that back!” She was crying. Small tears like ants had itched their paths down her cheeks. She said, when she realized he had fallen silent, “But I never knew that! None of it! I was born and raised right here in New York!” ”But don’t you think you should have known it?” Austin Train inquired gently.
    John Brunner

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