carp
1) the Carp Family (Cyprinidae), the most speciose freshwater fish family with over 2420 species
2) Cyprinus carpio, the common carp, widely used in aquaculture and the eponymous member of the Carp Family, Cyprinidae
3) to find fault, complain unreasonably. See also carping
4) the shape of the city of Tsuenchen-fu, China, built to resemble this fish when viewed from the air. Ancient Chinese cities were often built in this fashion, to resemble mythological creatures, animals and symbolic designs. See also fish net
5) acronym for Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, Washington, D.C., which seems fairly self-explanatory and unfishy. Various other unfishy acronyms turn out as carp, have carp, the fish, as an icon or symbol, and are not listed here; includes computer programmes, medical associations, cardiac acronyms, phenomenonology, email service, travel agencies, etc
6) term used for the anchovies found on pizzas. See also guppies
7) a town near Ottawa, Ontario where common carp are not native; probably based on members of the family Catostomidae, some of which were called "carpe" in French. Could be carpe à cochon, now meunier noir or white sucker, Catostomus commersonii
8) talk, speak, prattle; not necessarily about fish
9) a heraldic device, e.g. of Verzej, Slovenia
10) Canadian Association of Retired Persons

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • CARP — Название: Common Address Redundancy Protocol Уровень (по модели OSI): 3 (сетевой) Семейство: TCP/IP Создан в: 2003 г. Назначение протокола: распределение IP адреса по нескольким хостам CARP (от англ.  …   Википедия

  • Carp — Carp, n.; pl. {Carp}, formerly {Carps}. [Cf. Icel. karfi, Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL. carpa.] (Zo[ o]l.) A fresh water herbivorous fish ({Cyprinus carpio}.). Several other species of {Cyprinus}, {Catla}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carp — Carp, n.; pl. {Carp}, formerly {Carps}. [Cf. Icel. karfi, Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL. carpa.] (Zo[ o]l.) A fresh water herbivorous fish ({Cyprinus carpio}.). Several other species of {Cyprinus}, {Catla}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carp — steht für Common Address Redundancy Protocol, ein Netzwerkprotokoll eine Studentenorganisation der sogenannten Vereinigungskirche , die auch als Mun Sekte oder Moon Sekte bekannt ist. Eine streng konservative Organisation. CARP stehet hier für: C …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CARP — steht für Common Address Redundancy Protocol, ein Netzwerkprotokoll eine Studentenorganisation der sogenannten Vereinigungskirche , die auch als Mun Sekte oder Moon Sekte bekannt ist. Eine streng konservative Organisation. CARP stehet hier für: C …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carp — s.n. Grup de opt oase mici care alcătuiesc scheletul încheieturii mâinii, articulându se cu oasele antebraţului şi metacarpului. – Din fr. carpe, lat. carpus. Trimis de valeriu, 11.02.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  carp (anat.) s. n. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Carp — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Carp — (k[aum]rp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Carped} (k[aum]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Carping}.] [OE. carpen to say, speak; from Scand. (cf. Icel. karpa to boast), but influenced later by L. carpere to pluck, calumniate.] 1. To talk; to speak; to prattle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CARP — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda CARP puede referirse a: Common Address Redundancy Protocol Club Atlético River Plate Obtenido de CARP Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • carp — carp1 [kärp] n. pl. carp or carps [ME & OFr carpe < VL carpa < Goth * karpa] any of various often edible, freshwater cyprinoid fishes found all over the world, including the goldfish: a carp (Cyprinus carpio) is harvested for food in Europe …   English World dictionary

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