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CARP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does carp mean? 

CARP (noun)
  The noun CARP has 2 senses:

1. the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
2. any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

  Familiarity information: CARP used as a noun is rare.


CARP (verb)
  The verb CARP has 1 sense:

1. raise trivial objections

  Familiarity information: CARP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARP (noun)


Sense 1carp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("carp" is a kind of...):

freshwater fish (flesh of fish from fresh water used as food)

Holonyms ("carp" is a part of...):

Cyprinus carpio; domestic carp (large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest)


Sense 2carp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("carp" is a kind of...):

cyprinid; cyprinid fish (soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "carp"):

Cyprinus carpio; domestic carp (large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest)

Holonyms ("carp" is a member of...):

Cyprinidae; family Cyprinidae (a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace)


CARP (verb)


Sense 1carp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise trivial objections

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

carp; cavil; chicane

Hypernyms (to "carp" is one way to...):

object (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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