from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To find fault in a disagreeable way; complain fretfully. See Synonyms at quibble.
- n. A fretful complaint.
- n. An edible freshwater fish (Cyprinus carpio) of Europe and Asia that is frequently bred in ponds and lakes.
- n. Any of various fishes of the family Cyprinidae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, especially the common carp, Cyprinus carpio.
- v. To complain about a fault; to harp on.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See cruclan carp.
- intransitive v. To talk; to speak; to prattle.
- intransitive v. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.
- transitive v. To say; to tell.
- transitive v. To find fault with; to censure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To speak; tell.
- To talk; babble; chatter.
- To censure, cavil, or find fault, particularly without reason or petulantly: used absolutely or followed by at.
- To utter; speak.
- To blame; find fault with; chide.
- To prepare teazels for the napping-machine for dressing woolen cloth.
- n. Speech; talk; conversation.
- n. A teleostean fish of the family Cyprinidæ, Cyprinus carpio.
- n. A fish related to the common carp.
- n. A name on the northeast coast of Ireland for the common sea-bream, Pagellus centrodontus.
- n. An English name of the opah.
- n. In the United States, a carp-sucker; a catostomoid fish of the subfamily Ictiobinæ and genus Carpiodes.
- n. A name of various fishes of the genus Chilodactylus in Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania. These fishes are not related to the European carp, which is a cyprinoid fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
- v. raise trivial objections
- n. any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
No I'm not kidding, on a worldwide basis, the carp is the most prized quarry.
So the carp is the #1 piscatorial prize in the rest of the world?
If we can get past the name 'carp' and the perception ... we can prove this is going to be a highly nutritious, cheap meal.
Thai eat Snake heads and carp is a Polish Christmas feast.
I've had smoked carp is fantastic any time of the year.
Don't ask if the carp is good enough for you to eat.
Last year, 41 two-person teams hauled in an amazing 36,282 pounds of carp from the banks of the Seneca River ....
I think a lot of the stigma attached to carp is the fact that they are so ugly.
I wrote about this a few years ago in our print edition, where I began by saying, Casting a fly for carp is like dragging a piece of fried chicken through the local seniors 'center.
The only disconcerting thing about carp is that they look like a lot of people I know.