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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carp(noun)

    the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised

  2. carp(verb)

    any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

  3. cavil, carp, chicane(verb)

    raise trivial objections

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carp(verb)

    to talk; to speak; to prattle

  2. Carp(verb)

    to find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at

  3. Carp(verb)

    to say; to tell

  4. Carp(verb)

    to find fault with; to censure

  5. Carp

    of Carp

  6. Carp(noun)

    a fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp

  7. Origin: [OE. carpen to say, speak; from Scand. (cf. Icel. karpa to boast), but influenced later by L. carpere to pluck, calumniate.]


  1. Carp

    Carp are various species of oily freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish native to Europe and Asia. The cypriniformes are traditionally grouped with the Characiformes, Siluriformes and Gymnotiformes to create the superorder Ostariophysi, since these groups have certain common features, such as being found predominantly in fresh water and that they possess Weberian ossicles; the most anterior bony pair is in contact with the extension of the labyrinth and the posterior with the swimbladder. The function is poorly understood, but this structure is presumed to take part in the transmission of vibrations from the swimbladder to the labyrinth and in the perception of sound, which would explain why the Ostariophysi have such a great capacity for hearing. Most cypriniformes have scales and teeth on the inferior pharyngeal bones which may be modified in relation to the diet. Tribolodon is the only cyprinid genus which tolerates salt water, although there are several species which move into brackish water, but return to fresh water to spawn. All of the other cypriniformes live in continental waters and have a wide geographical range.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carp

    kärp, v.i. to catch at small faults or errors (with at).—ns. Carp′er, one who carps or cavils; Carp′ing, cavilling: fault-finding.—adv. Carp′ingly. [Most prob. Scand., Ice. karpa, to boast, modified in meaning through likeness to L. carpĕre, to pluck, deride.]

  2. Carp

    kärp, n. a fresh-water fish common in ponds. [O. Fr. carpe—Low L. carpa, prob. Teut.]

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  2. APCR

  3. CRAP

  4. RCAP

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carp in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of carp in a Sentence

  1. John Harvey:

    It was amazing. Ive never caught a carp that weighed over 100 poundsbefore.

  2. Christopher Pyne:

    It affects the European carp by attacking their kidneys, their skin, their gills and stopping them breathing effectively.

  3. Christopher Pyne:

    Suddenly, there will be literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tonnes of carp that will be dead in the River Murray.

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