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Meaning of SHRIMP

Pronunciation:  shrimp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
  2. [n]  any of various edible decapod crustaceans
  3. [n]  disparaging terms for small people
  4. [v]  fish for shrimp

SHRIMP is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: half-pint, peewee, prawn, runt
 See Also: Crangonidae, decapod, decapod crustacean, family Crangonidae, fish, pistol shrimp, pleopod, prawn, river prawn, seafood, shrimp, shrimp, shrimp cocktail, small person, snapping shrimp, swimmeret



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shrimp\, v. t. [Cf. AS. scrimman to dry up, wither, MHG.
    schrimpfen to shrink, G. schrumpfen, Dan. skrumpe, skrumpes,
    Da. & Sw. skrumpen shriveled. Cf. {Scrimp}, {Shrink},
    To contract; to shrink. [Obs.]
  2. \Shrimp\, n. [OE. shrimp; -- probably so named from its
    shriveled appearance. See {Shrimp}, v.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea
           belonging to {Crangon} and various allied genera,
           having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are
           used as food. The larger kinds are called also
           {prawns}. See Illust. of {Decapoda}.
       (b) In a more general sense, any species of the macruran
           tribe {Caridea}, or any species of the order
           Schizopoda, having a similar form.
       (c) In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some
           amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the
           fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under {Fairy}, and
    2. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in
             This weak and writhled shrimp.        --Shak.
    {Opossum shrimp}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Opossum}.
    {Spector shrimp}, or {Skeleton shrimp} (Zo["o]l.), any
       slender amphipod crustacean of the genus {Caprella} and
       allied genera. See Illust. under {L[ae]modopoda}.
    {Shrimp catcher} (Zo["o]l.), the little tern ({Sterna
    {Shrimp net}, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net
       dragged over the fishing ground.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing shrimp in your dream, suggests that you are feeling overpowered and insignificant.