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Definition of Whale

Whale

  1. Any aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, especially any one of the large species, some of which become nearly one hundred feet long. Whales are hunted chiefly for their oil and baleen, or whalebone.

Whale Quotations

He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
Herman Melville

Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
Herman Melville

The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species.
Dave Barry

I wanted to do something creatively, having been a beached whale for many months and nursing my daughter.
Tori Amos
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Whale Translations

whale in Afrikaans is walvis
whale in Danish is hval
whale in Dutch is walvis
whale in Finnish is valas
whale in French is baleine
whale in German is Wal, Wal, Wals
whale in Italian is balena
whale in Latin is balaena
whale in Norwegian is hval
whale in Portuguese is baleia
whale in Spanish is ballena
whale in Swedish is val

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