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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.
We traditionally use the Goldfish hood, the design of which will make the eyes of the bird stand out like a gold fish.
As the center's first tenants began to move in and open for business this month, those attending the job fair—including Apex Entertainment, Gold Fish Swim School, Evviva Cucina, MindTrek VR, Oxford Dental, and Securitas—were looking to fill at least 500 open positions.
Arrangements are made to breed the varieties of Gold Fish and Koi Calf in this centre and scientific researchers have proved that Polonnaruwa District presents a conducive environment with potentiality in breeding capabilities of these species.
Gold fish and lovebirds will also remain popular due to their affordability.
Some moping Celtic fans are either too young to buy a pint legally or have memories like gold fish.
QI have gold fish that I keep in a tank and have done for two years.
Having gold fish in a tank is fine, but they somehow do not count as pets as you cannot take them out for a walk or put them on your lap and tickle them under their chin to hear a satisfying, purring noise.
We started with 75 one-inch gold fish," said Mary Xiang, Sac State student and Burbank High alumnus who suggested this school as the site for the project, "all but six of them died.
Sinha A, Das PC, Biswas PS, Mandal RK, Patra PK (2001) Development of artificial feed for rearing the gold fish, Carassius auratus In: Ponniah AG; Lab KK, Basheer US (eds.