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Definition of whale noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

whale

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noun
NAmE//weɪl//
 
 
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  • a very large animal that lives in the ocean and looks like a very large fish. There are several types of whales, some of which are hunted whale meat see also blue whale, killer whale, pilot whale, sperm whale
  • Idioms
    have a whale of a time (informal)
     
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    to enjoy yourself very much; to have a very good time The kids had a whale of a time at the amusement park.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: whale