whale

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Singular
whale

Plural
whales

A whale
  1. A whale is a large animal that lives in the ocean.
    Some whales with teeth eat fish, but many whales don't have teeth.
    Dolphins and small whales have also been hunted in the waters of the Caribbean for many years.

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Plain form
whale

Third-person singular
whales

Past tense
whaled

Past participle
whaled

Present participle
whaling

  1. (intransitive) If you whale, you hunt for whales.
  2. (transitive) If you whale on something, you beat it hard repeatedly.