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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
carp
I.verb
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Be pleasant, don't carp, but act like a corkscrew and draw out all the information you can.
▪ The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.
▪ There was little benefit from carping about the organizational source of the disciplinary impedimenta.
▪ This was Trescothick's first failure in international cricket in his seven outings, so let's not carp too much.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
angler
▪ The thing to remember is this: modern tackle, fancy baits and productive waters do not make a carp angler.
▪ A successful carp angler still has to know his fish.
▪ The fish nutritionist is really the scientist the carp angler needs to talk to for both their aims are similar.
▪ Both the carp angler and the fish nutritionist want the carp to take their bait or diet.
▪ Many other fishermen think carp anglers are mad because they can go for days without a bite.
▪ Redmire itself is one such spiritual water and is the altar where every devoted carp angler would like to worship.
▪ It is the same economics that ought to influence the carp angler.
pond
▪ I was in the Ralembergs' garden where something black and white was floating in the small carp pond.
▪ Her sister spent hours in the pavilion by the carp pond, composing replies.
▪ And that he bequeathed his carp pond to the local Boy Scouts?
▪ On our estate were granges, barns, a mill, carp ponds, lush fields and fertile meadows.
▪ In the middle of the garden was a large, deep carp pond.
▪ Even from where we looked you could glimpse the glint of the huge carp pond where Abbe Gerard had drowned.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A successful carp angler still has to know his fish.
▪ Chen succeeded in accelerating their growth by transferring genes from carp and rainbow trout to the tilapia.
▪ Going back to the carp's insides, once on the way through the carp, the food has to be digested.
▪ Her sister spent hours in the pavilion by the carp pond, composing replies.
▪ I used to be able to summon a carp from the pond.
▪ Instantly the water becomes a maelstrom, as huge grey carp or catfish lunge for the food.
▪ It is sensible to give the carp a balanced diet for we want the carp to do well on our baits.
▪ There were carp in there and we saw them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Carp

Carp \Carp\ (k[aum]rp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped (k[aum]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.] [OE. carpen to say, speak; from Scand. (cf. Icel. karpa to boast), but influenced later by L. carpere to pluck, calumniate.]

  1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

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

    Carping and caviling at faults of manner.
    --Blackw. Mag.

    And at my actions carp or catch.
    --Herbert.

Carp

Carp \Carp\, n.; pl. Carp, formerly Carps. [Cf. Icel. karfi, Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL. carpa.] (Zo["o]l.) A fresh-water herbivorous fish ( Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.

Note: The carp was originally from Asia, whence it was early introduced into Europe, where it is extensively reared in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been introduced into America, and widely distributed by the government. Domestication has produced several varieties, as the leather carp, which is nearly or quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp, which has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties occur.

Carp louse (Zo["o]l.), a small crustacean, of the genus Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See Branchiura.

Carp mullet (Zo["o]l.), a fish ( Moxostoma carpio) of the Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.

Carp sucker (Zo["o]l.), a name given to several species of fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United States; -- called also quillback.

Carp

Carp \Carp\, v. t.

  1. To say; to tell. [Obs.]

  2. To find fault with; to censure. [Obs.]
    --Dryden.

Carp

Carp \Carp\, n.; pl. Carp, formerly Carps. [Cf. Icel. karfi, Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL. carpa.] (Zo["o]l.) A fresh-water herbivorous fish ( Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.

Note: The carp was originally from Asia, whence it was early introduced into Europe, where it is extensively reared in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been introduced into America, and widely distributed by the government. Domestication has produced several varieties, as the leather carp, which is nearly or quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp, which has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties occur.

Carp louse (Zo["o]l.), a small crustacean, of the genus Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See Branchiura.

Carp mullet (Zo["o]l.), a fish ( Moxostoma carpio) of the Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.

Carp sucker (Zo["o]l.), a name given to several species of fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United States; -- called also quillback.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
carp

type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (compare Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.

carp

"complain," early 13c., originally "to talk," from Old Norse karpa "to brag," which is of unknown origin; meaning turned toward "find fault with" (late 14c.), probably by influence of Latin carpere "to slander, revile," literally "to pluck" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Carped; carping.

Wiktionary
carp

Etymology 1 n. Any of various freshwater fish of the family ''Cyprinidae'', especially the common carp, ''Cyprinus carpio''. Etymology 2

vb. 1 To complain about a fault; to harp on. 2 (context obsolete English) To say; to tell. 3 (context obsolete transitive English) To find fault with; to censure.

WordNet
carp

v. raise trivial objections [syn: cavil, chicane]

carp
  1. n. 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

Wikipedia
Carp

Common carp, Cyprinus carpio

]] Carp are various species of oily freshwater fish from the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish native to Europe and Asia.

CARP (Canada)

CARP, formerly the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of adults 45 and over. The organization states that its purpose is to promote social change in order to bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination to its members.

Carp (disambiguation)

A carp is a type of fish.

Carp may also refer to:

in watercraft:

  • USS Carp (SS-20), American submarine (1911–1917)
  • USS Carp (SS-338), American submarine (1943–1971)
  • Russian submarine K-239 Carp

in other uses:

  • Carp, Ontario, Canada
  • Carp, Indiana, United States
  • Carp, Nevada, United States
  • Carp (name), and persons with it
  • Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a baseball team
  • A musical group that featured Gary Busey

CARP may also stand for:

in organizations:

  • CARP (Canada), the Canadian Association of Retired Persons
  • Club Atlético River Plate, Argentine sports club
  • Committee for Support to the Reconstruction of the Party (Marxist-Leninist), a Portuguese communist group
  • Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, a United States government body
  • Cultural Assets Rehabilitation Project, an Eritrean architectural heritage project
  • Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, a group affiliated with the Unification Church
  • Central Asset Recovery Professionals, an organization started by British comedian John Oliver to illustrate the lack of regulation of the debt buying industry in the United States

in other uses:

  • Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, a Philippine government policy
  • Cache Array Routing Protocol, a computer protocol for HTTP server acceleration
  • Common Address Redundancy Protocol, a computer networking protocol to handle fail-over
  • Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis, a genetic disorder
Carp (name)

Carp is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bernard Carp (1901-1966), South-African naturalist
  • Daniel Carp (born 1948), American businessman
  • Johan Carp (1897–1962), Dutch sailor
  • Mike Carp (born 1986), American baseball player
  • Petre P. Carp (1837–1919), Romanian politician

Usage examples of "carp".

The Aston Martin is a magnificent machine but not particularly renowned for the quietness of its engine: there were carping critics who occasionally maintained that the engines for the David Brown tractor division found their way into the wrong machines.

He imitated a carp also, and I twisted over him and back into the airlock, clutching for the safety bar.

There was every reason for her to believe she would have a baby every couple of years, just like her mother, and she constantly carped about having no help, though the Burrs did own a slave named Harry.

I can hardly hear my own thoughtspicking, carping, criticizing, arguingoh, Titus, how they argue!

Cicero, calling on them, found Servilia convinced that she still possessed enough power in the Senate to have the decision reversed, Cassius in the mood for war, Brutus utterly despondent, Porcia carping and nagging as usual, and Tertulla in the depths of despair because she had lost her baby.

Back in the borough Reise had treated her and Cashel exactly as he treated anyone else: with brusque, carping honesty.

Most would like to emigrate, after hearing glowing reports from the Maltese Labour Carps and other crews from abroad of higher pay outside Malta.

Sinanju, the carp and the tuna and the corbina, understood that they were food.

But at last he came to a place where the carp and the corbina swam in promising numbers.

Bamboohatted Kim returned to the village forlorn of countenance, wearing his empty hat instead of carrying it before him laden with carp and corbina, he was jeered by the lazy ones, including the apple-cheeked wench.

Beneath the shimmery surface was a dull bog in which one big-eyed carp named Warner peddled goldbricks to passing rubes.

Wesley Karpas had in mind when he changed his name to Carp and sought to rise in society, this decrepit and rundown house, this money-sucking semifailure of a son.

The smell of lake carp and whitefish, onions, eggs, matzoh meal, salt and pepper was pungent.

By Mydas, who obtained of Bacchus, that all things which he touched might be gold, is carped the foul sin of avarice.

They could make no objection, wronged as they felt themselves to be, when Sister Mary Philomel organized them into after-school work details, to clean the fishbowl her fat carp swam in, to cut out turkeys and shamrocks and lilies green and white to festoon her walls at the proper seasons, not even when she took it on herself to have them mop their bedroom floors and remake their beds, like prison trusties.