carp: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kärp), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors.
  1. a peevish complaint.


Pronunciation: (kärp), [key]
— pl. carp, carps.
  1. a large freshwater cyprinid fish, Cyprinus carpio, native to Asia but widely introduced in tropical and temperate waters: an important food fish in many countries.
  2. any of various other fishes of the family Cyprinidae.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form occurring in compounds that denote a part of a fruit or fruiting body: endocarp.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. carpentry.
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