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A humpback whale.

English

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English hƿæl, hwæl.

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -eɪl

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Noun

Singular
whale

Plural
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  1. Any of several species of large sea mammals

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Verb

Infinitive
to whale

Third person singular
whales

Simple past
whaled

Past participle
whaled

Present participle
whaling

to whale (third-person singular simple present whales, present participle whaling, simple past and past participle whaled)
  1. (intransitive) To hunt for whales.
  2. (transitive) To flog, to beat.

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