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carp 1

 (kärp)
intr.v. carped, carp·ing, carps
To complain or find fault in a petty or disagreeable way: carped about the poor service at the restaurant. See Synonyms at quibble.

[Middle English carpen, from Old Norse karpa, to boast.]

carp′er n.

carp 2

 (kärp)
n. pl. carp or carps
1. A freshwater cyprinid fish (Cyprinus carpio) native to Eurasia that is widely bred in ponds for food.
2. Any of various fishes of the family Cyprinidae.

[Middle English carpe, from Old French carpe, from Medieval Latin carpa, of Germanic origin.]

carp

(kɑːp)
vb
(often foll by: at) to complain or find fault; nag pettily
[C13: from Old Norse karpa to boast; related to Latin carpere to pluck]
ˈcarper n

carp

(kɑːp)
n, pl carp or carps
1. (Animals) a freshwater teleost food fish, Cyprinus carpio, having a body covered with cycloid scales, a naked head, one long dorsal fin, and two barbels on each side of the mouth: family Cyprinidae
2. (Animals) any other fish of the family Cyprinidae; a cyprinid
[C14: from Old French carpe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German karpfo, Old Norse karfi]

carp1

(kɑrp)

v.i.
1. to find fault; complain unreasonably; cavil.
n.
2. a peevish complaint.
[1200–50; Middle English: to speak, prate < Old Norse karpa to brag, wrangle]
carp′er, n.

carp2

(kɑrp)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) carp, (esp. for kinds or species) carps.
1. a large freshwater cyprinid fish, Cyprinus carpio, native to Asia but widely cultivated as a food fish.
2. any of various other fishes of the family Cyprinidae.
[1350–1400; < Middle French < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German]

-carp

a combining form occurring in words that denote a part of a fruit or fruiting body: endocarp.
[< New Latin -carpium < Greek -karpion, derivative of karpós fruit]

carp


Past participle: carped
Gerund: carping

Imperative
carp
carp
Present
I carp
you carp
he/she/it carps
we carp
you carp
they carp
Preterite
I carped
you carped
he/she/it carped
we carped
you carped
they carped
Present Continuous
I am carping
you are carping
he/she/it is carping
we are carping
you are carping
they are carping
Present Perfect
I have carped
you have carped
he/she/it has carped
we have carped
you have carped
they have carped
Past Continuous
I was carping
you were carping
he/she/it was carping
we were carping
you were carping
they were carping
Past Perfect
I had carped
you had carped
he/she/it had carped
we had carped
you had carped
they had carped
Future
I will carp
you will carp
he/she/it will carp
we will carp
you will carp
they will carp
Future Perfect
I will have carped
you will have carped
he/she/it will have carped
we will have carped
you will have carped
they will have carped
Future Continuous
I will be carping
you will be carping
he/she/it will be carping
we will be carping
you will be carping
they will be carping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carping
you have been carping
he/she/it has been carping
we have been carping
you have been carping
they have been carping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carping
you will have been carping
he/she/it will have been carping
we will have been carping
you will have been carping
they will have been carping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carping
you had been carping
he/she/it had been carping
we had been carping
you had been carping
they had been carping
Conditional
I would carp
you would carp
he/she/it would carp
we would carp
you would carp
they would carp
Past Conditional
I would have carped
you would have carped
he/she/it would have carped
we would have carped
you would have carped
they would have carped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carp - the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmedcarp - the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
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
freshwater fish - flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
2.carp - any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
Cyprinidae, family Cyprinidae - a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
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
Verb1.carp - raise trivial objections
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

carp

1
verb find fault, knock (informal), complain, beef (slang), criticize, nag, censure, reproach, quibble, cavil, pick holes, kvetch (U.S. slang) His wife is constantly carping at him about his drinking.
approve, praise, admire, applaud, compliment, pay tribute to, commend, laud (literary), extol, sing the praises of, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), speak highly of

carp

2 noun
Related words
adjectives cyprinoid, cyprinid

carp

verb
To raise unnecessary or trivial objections:
phrasal verb
carp at
To scold or find fault with constantly:
Informal: henpeck.
Translations
سَمَكُ شَبّوط
шаран
kapr
karpe
karpo
karppi
šaran
ponty
vatnakarfi
carpa
karpis
karpa
crap
kapor
krap
šaranшаран
karp
sazansazan balığı
короп

carp

1 [kɑːp] N (carp or carps (pl)) (= fish) → carpa f

carp

2 [kɑːp] VI (= complain) → quejarse, poner pegas
to carp atcriticar

carp

[ˈkɑːrp] n (= fish) → carpe f
carp at
vt fuscritiquercar park nparking m, parc m de stationnement

carp

1
n (= fish)Karpfen m

carp

2
vietwas auszusetzen haben, nörgeln; to carp at somebodyan jdm etwas auszusetzen haben, an jdm herummeckern (inf); to carp at somethingan etw etwas auszusetzen haben, über etw (acc)meckern (inf)

carp

1 [kɑːp] n (fish) → carpa

carp

2 [kɑːp] vi (complain) to carp atavere or trovare da ridire su

carp

(kaːp) plural carp noun
a freshwater fish found in ponds and rivers.
References in classic literature ?
The chub and the dace and the carp, not to speak of that Chinese pirate the pike, might still look to it, when I came forth armed with rod and line; but for me and my house the trout is henceforth sacred.
Such efforts at conversation won her the appellation of "that good Mademoiselle Cormon," which, from the lips of the beaux esprits of society, means that she was as ignorant as a carp, and rather a poor fool; but many persons of her own calibre took the remark in its literal sense, and answered:--
So that now, thanks be to God, we do not want, as Monsieur can testify, for partridges, rabbits, carp or eels--all light, wholesome food, suitable for the sick.
The pike, eels, and carp eat greedily always, as everybody knows -- well, they feast on the vulture.
Ah, monsieur, I have not here, as I had there, the ponds of monsieur le prince, where I could catch those beautiful carp, nor the forests of his highness to provide me with partridges.
He shall manage my woods for me, for he seems to have a better notion of those things than any man I ever met with; and I know he would make twice the money of them that my grandfather does, with that miserable old Satchell to manage, who understands no more about timber than an old carp.
They do not often see Rhine carp or Channel sturgeon.
Accordingly the air-fleet came clustering round the flagship like carp in a pond at feeding time.
All this naked white human flesh, laughing and shrieking, floundered about in that dirty pool like carp stuffed into a watering can, and the suggestion of merriment in that floundering mass rendered it specially pathetic.
He suspected the Archdeacon of not having read them; he was in painful doubt as to what was really thought of them by the leading minds of Brasenose, and bitterly convinced that his old acquaintance Carp had been the writer of that depreciatory recension which was kept locked in a small drawer of Mr.
A long, straggling troop bore spades and mattocks while the two rearmost of all staggered along under a huge basket o' fresh-caught carp, for the morrow was Friday, and there were fifty platters to be filled and as many sturdy trenchermen behind them.
Men will dishonour their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods.