Several colorful carp.
- The definition of a carp is an edible freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae, or a nagging complaint.
- An example of a carp is the goldfish.
- An example of a carp is a constant complaint about a tiny error.
- Carp is defined as to find fault or nag unreasonably.
An example of carp is to constantly complain about the color the neighbor chose to paint his house.
nounpl. or carps
Origin of carpMiddle English and Old French carpe from Vulgar Latin carpa from Gothic an unverified form karpa
Origin of carpMiddle English carpen from Old Norse karpa, to brag; meaning influenced, influence by Classical Latin carpere, to pluck: see excerpt
Origin of -carpModern Latin from Classical Greek karpos: see harvest
intransitive verbcarped, carp·ing, carps
Origin of carpMiddle English carpen from Old Norse karpa to boast
nounpl. carp, or carps
- A freshwater cyprinid fish (Cyprinus carpio) native to Eurasia that is widely bred in ponds for food.
- Any of various fishes of the family Cyprinidae.
Origin of carpMiddle English carpe from Old French carpe from Medieval Latin carpa of Germanic origin
Origin of -carpNew Latin -carpium from Greek -karpion from karpos fruit ; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.
(plural carp or carps)
From Old French carpe, from Late Latin carpa, from Gothic * (karpa) .
(third-person singular simple present carps, present participle carping, simple past and past participle carped)
From Old Norse karpa (“to boast”) , karp (“bragging”).
carp - Computer Definition
(Cache Array Routing Protocol) A protocol from Microsoft that is used by one proxy server to query another for a cached Web page without having to go to the Internet to retrieve it. CARP allows arrays of cache servers to be used and managed as a single entity, which avoids redundancy and supports failover and load balancing. See ICP and proxy server.