Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shoal

3 senses of shoal

Sense 1
shoal -- (a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide)
       => sandbank -- (a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide)

Sense 2
shoal, shallow -- (a stretch of shallow water)
       => body of water, water -- (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge")

Sense 3
school, shoal -- (a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by")
       => animal group -- (a group of animals)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shoal

2 senses of shoal

Sense 1
shallow, shoal -- (make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
shallow, shoal -- (become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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