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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hwey-ler, wey-]
    • /ˈʰweɪ lər, ˈweɪ-/
    • /ˈweɪ.lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hwey-ler, wey-]
    • /ˈʰweɪ lər, ˈweɪ-/

Definitions of whaler word

  • noun whaler a person or vessel employed in whaling. 1
  • noun whaler A whaling ship. 1
  • noun whaler boat, ship used in hunting whales 1
  • noun whaler whale hunter 1
  • countable noun whaler A whaler is a ship which is used in hunting whales. 0
  • countable noun whaler A whaler is someone who works on a ship which is used in hunting whales. 0

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Origin of whaler

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1675-85; whale1 + -er1

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Parts of speech for Whaler


whaler popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

whaler usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for whaler

adjective whaler

  • huge — extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent: a huge ship; a huge portion of ice cream.
  • overwhelming — that overwhelms; overpowering: The temptation to despair may become overwhelming.
  • amazing — You say that something is amazing when it is very surprising and makes you feel pleasure, approval, or wonder.
  • astounding — If something is astounding, you are shocked or amazed that it could exist or happen.
  • awesome — An awesome person or thing is very impressive and often frightening.

Antonyms for whaler

adjective whaler

  • bad — Something that is bad is unpleasant, harmful, or undesirable.
  • believable — Something that is believable makes you think that it could be true or real.
  • common — If something is common, it is found in large numbers or it happens often.
  • commonplace — If something is commonplace, it happens often or is often found, and is therefore not surprising.
  • conventional — Someone who is conventional has behaviour or opinions that are ordinary and normal.

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