Definitions of shoal

  1. To become more shallow.
  2. To make or grow shallow.
  3. To cause to become more shallow; to come to a more shallow part of; as, a ship shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep.
  4. To assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place.
  5. To become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals.
  6. To grow shallow: to come upon shallows.
  7. To grow shallow.
  8. To throng in shoals.
  9. become shallow; " the lake shallowed over time"
  10. To swim in vast numbers; to grow more shallow, applied to depth of water.
  11. a stretch of shallow water
  12. a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
  13. A place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow.
  14. A sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal.
  15. A great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; - said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass.
  16. A throng, as of fishes; a sand- bank or bar; a shallow.
  17. A great multitude of fishes swimming together.
  18. A shallow: a place where the water of a river, sea, or lake is not deep: a sandbank.
  20. A crowd, as of fishes.
  21. A shallow; sandbank or bar.
  22. A shallow place in any body of water; a sand bank or - bar.
  23. A multitude; throng, as of fish.
  24. A great multitude together; a crowd; a throng.
  25. A shallow; a sandbank or bar.
  26. A great multitude; a large crowd, applied to a vast number of fishes swimming together; a shallow in the sea or river; a sandbank.
  27. full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals; " reefy shallows"; " shoaly waters"
  28. Shoaly.
  29. Of little depth; shallow.