What does goldfish mean?

Definitions for goldfish
ˈgoʊldˌfɪʃgold·fish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word goldfish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goldfish, Carassius auratus(noun)

    small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes

Wiktionary

  1. goldfish(Noun)

    A type of fish (scientific name Carassius auratus), typically orange-colored.

    For the children's fair we'll have a few games they can play, so that each child "wins" a goldfish as a prize.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goldfish(noun)

    a small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); -- so named from its color. It is native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Called also golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope

  2. Goldfish(noun)

    a California marine fish of an orange or red color; the garibaldi

Freebase

  1. Goldfish

    The goldfish is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family, the goldfish is a domesticated version of a less-colorful carp native to east Asia. It was first domesticated in China more than a thousand years ago, and several distinct breeds have since been developed. Goldfish breeds vary greatly in size, body shape, fin configuration and coloration.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Goldfish

    Common name for Carassius auratus, a type of carp (CARPS).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goldfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goldfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    We all live in a televised goldfish bowl.

  2. David Blanchflower:

    This is the most idiotic idea I have ever heard from a presidential candidate. The entire economics profession thinks it's a joke, it would be more sensible to go on the goldfish standard.

  3. Abby Gordon:

    I know it seems like a lot of money to spend on an operation for a goldfish, but what was the alternative? i think [we have] a social responsibility to look after our pets, and I know my daughter would have been distraught if anything had happened to the goldfish.

  4. Ingrid Weir:

    I've resolved that I'll hang out with them as long as they make me smile... & then, I'll move on to the next when they stop... if one of them ends up lasting forever, then awesome... if not, just like goldfish, you can always get another one when they start to get ichy.

Images & Illustrations of goldfish

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