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gold·fish

 (gōld′fĭsh′)
n. pl. goldfish or gold·fish·es
A freshwater cyprinid fish (Carassius auratus) native to eastern Asia, usually having brassy or reddish coloring and bred in many ornamental forms as an aquarium fish.

goldfish

(ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a freshwater cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, of E Europe and Asia, esp China, widely introduced as a pond or aquarium fish. It resembles the carp and has a typically golden or orange-red coloration
2. (Animals) any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe. See orfe

gold•fish

(ˈgoʊldˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a small usu. yellow or orange cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, native to China and bred in many varieties.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goldfish - small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishesgoldfish - small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
silverfish - a silvery variety of Carassius auratus
Translations
goudvis
سَمَك بلون ذَهَبيسَمَكٌ ذَهَبِيّ
zlatá rybka
guldfisk
kultakala
zlatna ribica
aranyhal
gullfiskur
金魚
금붕어
zlatá rybka
zlata ribica
guldfisk
ปลาทอง
Japon balığıkırmızı balık
cá vàng

goldfish

[ˈgəʊldfɪʃ]
A. N (goldfish or goldfishes (pl)) → pez m de colores
B. CPD goldfish bowl Npecera f
to live in a goldfish bowlvivir como en una vitrina

goldfish

[ˈgəʊldfɪʃ] npoisson m rouge
I've got five goldfish → J'ai cinq poissons rouges.goldfish bowl nbocal m (à poissons)gold leaf nfeuille f d'orgold medal nmédaille f d'orgold medallist nmédaillé(e) m/f d'orgold mine goldmine nmine f d'or
to be a goldmine (= very profitable) → être une mine d'orgold-plated [ˌgəʊldˈpleɪtɪd] adjplaqué(e) or invgold prospector nchercheur/euse m/f d'orgold record ndisque m d'orgold reserves nplréserves fpl d'orgold-rimmed [ˌgəʊldˈrɪmd] [glasses] adjà montures en orgold rush nruée f vers l'or

goldfish

[ˈgəʊldfɪʃ] npesce m rosso

gold

(gould) noun
1. an element, a precious yellow metal used for making jewellery etc. This watch is made of gold; (also adjective) a gold watch.
2. coins, jewellery etc made of gold.
3. the colour of the metal. the shades of brown and gold of autumn leaves; (also adjective) a gold carpet.
ˈgolden adjective
1. of gold or the colour of gold. golden hair.
2. (of a wedding anniversary, jubilee etc) fiftieth. They will celebrate their golden wedding (anniversary) next month.
ˈgoldfishplural ˈgoldfish noun
a small golden-yellow fish often kept as a pet. The child kept a goldfish in a bowl.
ˌgold-ˈleaf noun
gold beaten into a very thin sheet. a brooch covered with gold-leaf.
gold medal
in competitions, the medal awarded as first prize.
ˈgold-mine noun
1. a place where gold is mined.
2. a source of wealth or profit. That clothes shop is an absolute gold-mine.
ˈgold-rush noun
a rush of people to a part of a country where gold has been discovered.
ˈgoldsmith noun
a person who makes jewellery, ornaments etc of gold.
as good as gold
very well-behaved.
golden opportunity
a very good opportunity.

goldfish

سَمَكٌ ذَهَبِيّ zlatá rybka guldfisk Goldfisch χρυσόψαρο pececito rojo, pez dorado kultakala poisson rouge zlatna ribica pesce rosso 金魚 금붕어 goudvis gullfisk złota rybka peixe dourado золотая рыбка guldfisk ปลาทอง Japon balığı cá vàng 金鱼
References in classic literature ?
There was a pond in the garden in which a fountain played; water lilies grew in it and gold fish sunned themselves on the surface.
For the morning sun fell aslant on the great glass globe with gold fish in it, which stood on a scagliola pillar in front of the ready-spread bachelor breakfast-table, and by the side of this breakfast-table was a group which would have made any room enticing.
The girls also look after their two dogs, two budgies, nine chickens, five gold fish and Spike the hedgehog.
28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reading Kingdom is pleased to announce that company CEO, Jonathan Blank, has been selected to present at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) Gold Fish Tank on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2PM in Room S310A of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.
O'Donnell left the Glasgow gold fish bowl for Sheffield Wednesday six years ago and is convinced that his former team-mate will find a new lease of life at Wolves.
It was an unusual environment, but Carolyn rose to the challenge of living in the gold fish bowl that was life at the surgery.
Never, ever again shall I dismiss the misery caused by the dead gold fish or the incapacitated stick insect.
If sheep follow New Labour then gold fish must follow David Cameron's Tories
We may live in a gold fish bowl, but we are allowed to make same mistakes everyone else," McIlroy said.
It is a black water tank, currently holding about 40 gallons of water and a few gold fish.
Since gold fish symbolise fertility and abundance, we used them inside our floral centerpieces to add movement and adorned the flowers with white pearls," Singh said.
Coins, rings, cigarette smoke, soap, billiard balls, butane gas, jewellery, sugar and gold fish are among the things he has swallowed and regurgitated as part of the routine that he has performed for more than 15 years.