Word of the Day: Shark

shark / ˈshärk


noun (1)

  1. any of a number of mostly marine fish belonging to subclass elasmobranch, ranging in size from a few inches to over 40 feet long, having a tough, dull-colored skin, and a predatory nature

We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs.

Peter Benchley, 1940-2006


noun (2)


  1. a person who uses crafty means to gain things from others

Mr. Blank’s reputation as a card shark had preceded him.

Groucho Marx, 1890-1977