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sar·dine

 (sär-dēn′)
n.
1. Any of various edible fishes of the family Clupeidae that are frequently canned, especially small herrings of western Atlantic waters and Sardina pilchardus of European waters.
2. Any of various other small, silvery, edible freshwater or marine fishes.
tr.v. sar·dined, sar·din·ing, sar·dines Slang
To pack tightly; cram: "The bars are sardined with hungry hopefuls" (Gael Greene).

[Middle English sardin, from Old French sardine, from Latin sardīna, from sarda, a kind of fish, ultimately from Greek Sardō, Sardinia.]

sardine

(sɑːˈdiːn)
n, pl -dines or -dine
1. (Animals) any of various small marine food fishes of the herring family, esp a young pilchard. See also sild
2. like sardines very closely crowded together
[C15: via Old French from Latin sardīna, diminutive of sarda a fish suitable for pickling]

sardine

(ˈsɑːdiːn; -dən)
n
(Minerals) another name for sard
[C14: from Late Latin sardinus, from Greek sardinos lithos Sardian stone, from Sardeis Sardis]

sar•dine

(sɑrˈdin)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -dine, (esp. for kinds or species) -dines.
1. the pilchard, Sardinops sagax, often preserved in oil and used for food.
2. any of various similar, closely related fishes of the herring family Clupeidae.
[1400–50; late Middle English sardeine < Middle French sardine < Latin sardīna]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sardine - small fatty fish usually cannedsardine - small fatty fish usually canned  
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.sardine - any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
clupeid, clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
sild - any of various young herrings (other than brislings) canned as sardines in Norway
Clupea sprattus, sprat, brisling - small herring processed like a sardine
3.sardine - a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
4.sardine - small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring
clupeid, clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
Pacific sardine, Sardinops caerulea - small pilchards common off the pacific coast of North America
Translations
سَرْدِينسَمَك سَرْدين
sardinka
sardin
sardiini
sardina
szardínia
sardína
サーディン
정어리
sardinė
sardīne
sardinka
sardina
sardin
ปลาซาร์ดีน
сардинка
cá mòi

sardine

[sɑːˈdiːn] N (sardine or sardines (pl)) → sardina f
packed in like sardinescomo sardinas en lata

sardine

[ˈsɑːrdiːn] n (= fish) → sardine f
packed like sardines → serrés comme des sardines

sardine

nSardine f; packed (in) like sardineswie die Sardinen

sardine

[sɑːˈdiːn] nsardina

sardine

(saːˈdiːn) noun
a young pilchard, often packed in oil in small tins.

sardine

سَرْدِين sardinka sardin Sardine σαρδέλα sardina sardiini sardine sardina sardina サーディン 정어리 sardine sardin sardynka sardinha сардина sardin ปลาซาร์ดีน sardalya cá mòi 沙丁鱼
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Mr Sellers drew that picture of the Waukeesy Shoe and the Restawhile Settee and the tin of sardines in the Little Gem Sardine advertisement.
We'll just take one of these two-wheeled sardine tins that you people call hansoms, and get round to the hotel as quick as we can.
My children, beware of popularity; it is a delusion and a snare; it puffeth up the heart of man, and especially of woman; it blindeth the eyes to faults; it exalteth unduly the humble powers of the victim; it is apt to be capricious, and just as one gets to liking the taste of this intoxicating draught, it suddenly faileth, and one is left gasping, like a fish out of water," and Kate emphasized her speech by spearing a sardine with a penknife, and eating it with a groan.
mutilated sardine cans, attesting the presence of the tourist and his
At any rate the director of the Great Trading Company, coming up in a steamer that resembled an enormous sardine box with a flat-roofed shed erected on it, found the station in good order, and Makola as usual quietly diligent.
He's sometimes put into a sardine box," chuckled Toodles, whose erudition on the subject of the fishing industry was fresh and, in comparison with his ignorance of all other industrial matters, immense.
laughed the ghost, and having peeped through the keyhole at the princesses spinning away for dear life, the evil spirit picked up her victim and put him in a large tin box, where there were eleven other knights packed together without their heads, like sardines, who all rose and began to.
You never saw anything like it in your life-- Just think--they kept five different kinds of sardines, those men
O that I could see you all strung by the gills, like sardines on a twig
Upon the shingle lounged three or four fishermen talking about sardines and shrimps.
We went down to tea at the rest-house, where Stanley stuffed himself with sardines and raspberry jam, and beer, and cold mutton and pickles, when Garm wasn't climbing over him; and then Vixen and I went on.
The bed was tilted against the wall by day, and let down at 6:30, when it filled nearly half the room; and all the boys slept in it, except Michael, lying like sardines in a tin.