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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
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cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.
she exclaimed in a tone of great dismay, and began picking them up again as quickly as she could, for the accident of the goldfish kept running in her head, and she had a vague sort of idea that they must be collected at once and put back into the jury-box, or they would die.
Oh, do not give me credit for this, madame; it was done by the Romans, who much esteemed them, and Pliny relates that they sent slaves from Ostia to Rome, who carried on their heads fish which he calls the mulus, and which, from the description, must probably be the goldfish.
Rabbits, ribbons, sweetmeats, goldfish, rolls of coloured paper," said the reverend gentleman with rapidity.
The sculptor should have represented New York as a conjuror in evening dress, smiling blandly as he changed a rabbit into a bowl of goldfish.
It was half a dock for the dingy in which one plowed these miniature waters and half a bathing-box for those who preferred their morning tub among the goldfish.
Wilson was the richest man in Blackstable, he was thought to have at least five hundred a year, and he had married his cook--Philip sat demurely in the stiff parlour, used only to receive visitors, and busied himself with the restless movements of goldfish in a bowl.
This article not being forthcoming either, he requested to be served with a fricassee of boot-tops and goldfish sauce, and then laughing heartily, gratified his hearers with a very long, very loud, and most melodious bellow.
Some minds are wonderful for keeping their bloom in this way, as a patriarchal goldfish apparently retains to the last its youthful illusion that it can swim in a straight line beyond the encircling glass.
The suit says each requested a goldfish, was asked if they were Persian and then the clerks refused to sell any fish to them.
Splash hit the headlines this week, but Keith and Mary Allies have revealed their goldfish Fred and George are even older.
The Defiant Goldfish is set to open in early February.