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Definition of Dolphin

Dolphin

  1. A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.
  2. The Coryphaena hippuris, a fish of about five feet in length, celebrated for its surprising changes of color when dying. It is the fish commonly known as the dolphin. See Coryphaenoid.
  3. A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemy's vessel.
  4. A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.
  5. A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.
  6. A mooring post on a wharf or beach.
  7. A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.
  8. In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.
  9. A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.

Dolphin Quotations

I've never understood the 'things to do before you die' idea. If I was ill, I'd be in no mood to have a swim with a dolphin.
Karl Pilkington

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz - a true rhapsody in blue - are hunted to the edge of silence.
Jay Griffiths

If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin. I want one so bad. Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like, 'How do we get one of those?' and she was like, 'You can't get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?'
Miley Cyrus
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Dolphin Translations

dolphin in French is dauphin
dolphin in German is Delphin
dolphin in Italian is delfino
dolphin in Norwegian is delfin
dolphin in Swedish is delfin