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Meaning of CARP

Pronunciation:  kârp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
  2. [n]  the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  3. [v]  raise trivial objections

CARP is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cavil, chicane
 See Also: cyprinid, cyprinid fish, Cyprinidae, Cyprinus carpio, Cyprinus carpio, domestic carp, domestic carp, family Cyprinidae, freshwater fish, object



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Carp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Carped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Carping}.] [OE. carpen to say, speak; from Scand. (cf. Icel.
    karpa to boast), but influenced later by L. carpere to pluck,
    1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions
       without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by
             Carping and caviling at faults of manner. --Blackw.
             And at my actions carp or catch.      --Herbert.
  2. \Carp\, v. t.
    1. To say; to tell. [Obs.]
    2. To find fault with; to censure. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  3. \Carp\, n.; pl. {Carp}, formerly {Carps}. [Cf. Icel. karfi,
    Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL.
    carpa.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A fresh-water herbivorous fish ({Cyprinus carpio}.). Several
    other species of {Cyprinus}, {Catla}, and {Carassius} are
    called carp. See {Cruclan carp}.
    Note: The carp was originally from Asia, whence it was early
          introduced into Europe, where it is extensively reared
          in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been
          introduced into America, and widely distributed by the
          government. Domestication has produced several
          varieties, as the leather carp, which is nearly or
          quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp, which
          has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties
    {Carp louse} (Zo["o]l.), a small crustacean, of the genus
       {Argulus}, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See
    {Carp mullet} (Zo["o]l.), a fish ({Moxostoma carpio}) of the
       Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.
    {Carp sucker} (Zo["o]l.), a name given to several species of
       fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United
       States; -- called also quillback.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a carp in your dream indicates that you need to put aside your pride and ego and not let it get in the way of friendships and relationships.
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