A great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; -- said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass.
- A shallow place in a body of water.
- A sandy elevation of the bottom of a body of water, constituting a hazard to navigation; a sandbank or sandbar.
- To become shallow: The river shoals suddenly here from eight to two fathoms.
- To make shallow: The approach to the harbor was shoaled in the storm.
- To come or sail into a shallower part of.
- Having little depth; shallow.
- A large group; a crowd.
- A large school of fish or other marine animals.
- To come together in large numbers; throng.