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n. pl. goby or go·bies
Any of numerous usually small spiny-finned fishes of the family Gobiidae, having the pelvic fins united to form a suction disk.

[Latin gōbius, gudgeon, from Greek kōbios; perhaps akin to Akkadian kuppû, an eel-like fish.]


n, pl -by or -bies
1. (Animals) any small spiny-finned fish of the family Gobiidae, of coastal or brackish waters, having a large head, an elongated tapering body, and the ventral fins modified as a sucker
2. (Animals) any other gobioid fish
[C18: from Latin gōbius gudgeon, fish of little value, from Greek kōbios]


(ˈgoʊ bi)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -by, (esp. for kinds or species) -bies.
any small marine or freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae, often having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disk.
[1760–70; < Latin gōbius gudgeon (variant of gōbiō or cōbius) < Greek kōbiós]
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Noun1.goby - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a suckergoby - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
mudskipper, mudspringer - found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins
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(ˈgoubi) plurals ˈgobies ~ˈgoby noun
a bony coastal fish with fins that form a sucker by which it clings to rocks.
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Selina Goby was all right in both these respects, which was one reason for marrying her.
I have been turning Selina Goby over in my mind," I said, "and I think, my lady, it will be cheaper to marry her than to keep her.
In obedience to the laws, and after turning it over carefully in my mind, I offered Selina Goby a feather-bed and fifty shillings to be off the bargain.
Goby, as respectable a woman as any in Parley Street, who had money in trust before her marriage-- a poor tale for a doctor, who if he was good for anything should know what was the matter with you before you died, and not want to pry into your inside after you were gone.
Goby, who died apparently of a heart-disease not very clearly expressed in the symptoms, too daringly asked leave of her relatives to open the body, and thus gave an offence quickly spreading beyond Parley Street, where that lady had long resided on an income such as made this association of her body with the victims of Burke and Hare a flagrant insult to her memory.
During their games, their bounds, while rivalling each other in beauty, brightness, and velocity, I distinguished the green labre; the banded mullet, marked by a double line of black; the round-tailed goby, of a white colour, with violet spots on the back; the Japanese scombrus, a beautiful mackerel of these seas, with a blue body and silvery head; the brilliant azurors, whose name alone defies description; some banded spares, with variegated fins of blue and yellow; the woodcocks of the seas, some specimens of which attain a yard in length; Japanese salamanders, spider lampreys, serpents six feet long, with eyes small and lively, and a huge mouth bristling with teeth; with many other species.
Goby, the "whittaw," otherwise saddler, who entertains them with the latest Treddleston gossip.
The German airship was fish-shaped, with a blunted head; the Asiatic airship was also fish-shaped, but not so much on the lines of a cod or goby as of a ray or sole.
Ludmila Kurakova, the Ombudsperson for the Rights of the Child in the Lipetsk Region, presented the educational project of the Goby Special Boarding School for Gryazi, Lepota, which will be presented for participation in the All-Russian Vector Childhood-2018 contest.
For predators, they added a small fish known as the Southern longfin goby, which feeds on invertebrates.
The length-converted catch curve and whole length-frequency dataset were used to compute the probability of capture for each size class and the seasonal recruitment pattern of the goby B.
All the initiation and stop codons were examined according to the corresponding genes and proteins of other goby fishes (Cheng et al.