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Meaning of "angler fish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANGLER FISH

angler fish  [ˈæŋɡlə fɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANGLER FISH

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Angler fish is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANGLER FISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

angler fish

Anglerfish

Anglerfishes are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes /ˌlɒfiːəˈfɔrmiːz/. They are bony fishes named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish's head acts as a lure. Anglerfish are also notable for extreme sexual dimorphism seen in the suborder Ceratioidei, and sexual parasitism of male anglerfish. In these species, males may be several orders of magnitude smaller than females. Anglerfish occur worldwide. Some are pelagic, while others are benthic; some live in the deep sea while others on the continental shelf. Pelagic forms are most laterally compressed, whereas the benthic forms are often extremely dorsoventrally compressed, often with large upward-pointing mouths.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANGLER FISH


blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
crayfish
ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
fish
fɪʃ
flatfish
ˈflætˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
oafish
ˈəʊfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
selfish
ˈsɛlfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
stockfish
ˈstɒkˌfɪʃ
sunfish
ˈsʌnˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
triggerfish
ˈtrɪɡəˌfɪʃ
unselfish
ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANGLER FISH

angle of deviation
angle of dip
angle of friction
angle of incidence
angle of reflection
angle of refraction
angle of repose
angle plate
angleberry
angledozer
angledug
anglepod
Anglepoise
angler
anglerfish
Anglesey
anglesite
angletwitch
anglewise
angleworm

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANGLER FISH

a fine kettle of fish
baitfish
big fish
bony fish
butterfly fish
cold fish
drink like a fish
flowerhorn fish
flying fish
game fish
gefilte fish
ice fish
kettle of fish
oily fish
red fish
river fish
scorpion fish
sea fish
Siamese fighting fish
wet fish
white fish

Synonyms and antonyms of angler fish in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «angler fish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANGLER FISH

Find out the translation of angler fish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of angler fish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «angler fish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

琵琶鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rape
570 millions of speakers

English

angler fish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

angler मछली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السمك الصياد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рыболов рыбы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tamboril
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Angler মাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

baudroie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikan angler
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seeteufel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アンコウ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

낚시꾼 물고기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Angler iwak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá câu cá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குதிரை மீன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंडाकार मासा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Balıkçı balık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rana pescatrice
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ryby wędkarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

риболов риби
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pește pescar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πεσκανδρίτσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hengelaar vis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

marulk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

breiflabb
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of angler fish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANGLER FISH»

The term «angler fish» is regularly used and occupies the 74.082 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANGLER FISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about angler fish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANGLER FISH»

Discover the use of angler fish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to angler fish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Draw Fish
The angler fish is flat and round and has a huge mouth. An angler has a long spine that sticks out of its head. This spine looks to other fish like food hanging in the water. When other fish swim by, the angler fish opens its huge mouth and sucks ...
Justin Lee, 2002
2
Angler Fish
Gone. FishinG. The lures on the heads of anglerfish are actually spines like those found inside the fins on a fish's back. In anglerfish, the front spine has moved forward and evolved to become a fishing rod-like body part. When an anglerfish's  ...
Ruth Owen, 2013
3
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite ...
The angler fish exploits this tendency. It has a long fishing rod, evolved from a modified spine, commandeered by natural selection from its original location at the front of the dorsal fin. The angler fish itself is highly camouflaged and it sits ...
Richard Dawkins, 2000
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene
This can be illustrated by the angler fish example again, and the example has the additional merit of showing that there is no necessary reason why prey ('rabbits') should come out 'ahead' ofpredators ('foxes'). Assume that angler fish are ...
Richard Dawkins, 1999
5
Annabelle the Angler Fish
Annabelle the Angler Fish is the funniest looking fish around.
Montana DeBor, 2012
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Molecular Evolution of Life: Proceedings of a Conference ...
the pancreas of the cat-fish Ictalurus punctata [101] and shown to be identical to angler-fish glucagon II for 26 of its 29 residues starting from the N-terminus. Residue 27, however, was not one of lysine, as in angler-fish glucagon II, but one of ...
Herrick Baltscheffsky, Hans Jörnvall, Rudolf Rigler, 1986
7
Oceans Alive Resource Book
The Angler Fish Female angler fish angler fish angler fish angler fish angler fish are much larger than the males. Females have a long piece of skin that sticks out over its head like a fishing pole. This attracts the prey. They hide in the bottom of  ...
Sandy Tasker, 2006
8
Discovering Fish
ANGLER = one who fishes with hook and line MALE ANGLER FISH The male Angler Fish is a parasite. It lives off the female 5ULE (Solea solea) The Sole was not always as fiat as a plate and swam vertically as other fish do. But over many ...
Mark Fox, Olga Fox, 2001
9
The young angler, naturalist, and pigeon and rabbit fancier ...
... and if the wind is from the south or west, and the water turbid from recent heavy rains, it is all the better for the angler. Fish every yard of water likely to afford sport , and keep your fly continually in motion, that it may appear to be a natural one.
Young angler, 1860
10
Sea Fishing Properly Explained
Angler Fish Description: Easily identifiable. Huge head and mouth; dark brown body and large pectoral fins. WARNING: Beware of the angler fish's powerful jaws. It's earned the nickname “Sea Devil”! * Angler fish may be cooked and eaten ...
Ian Ball, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANGLER FISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term angler fish is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reporter's Notebook: Floating Around July's First Thursday
A crab holding a Mountain Dew bottle, a squid, an angler fish—they were all delightful, but the real surprise came when the lights were turned ... «Boise Weekly, Jul 15»
2
How to become an official Missouri Master Angler
... it weighed more than 34 pounds. A Master Angler fish to win an award must measure 27 inches or weigh 10 pounds or more. Flathead catfish. «Nevada Herald, Jul 15»
3
Achieving a Master Angler award might be easier than you think
A master angler fish to win an award must measure 27 inches or weigh 10 pounds or more. Flathead catfish: Almost all Missouri trophy ... «Springfield News-Leader, Jul 15»
4
PICTURED: Is Mystery fish prehistoric survivor or mutant affected by …
Some online users pointed out that the appearance is a bit similar to that of an angler fish, a predatory European deep-sea fish, but that it would ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
How to fill your mouth with sunshine
Sole, squid, hake, red mullet and angler fish are on many menus, while gourmets along the Costa Tropical can't have enough quisquillas of ... «Olive Press, Jul 15»
6
Nothing illegal about this kind of skimming
The company might also expand their options to include sand dollars, mermaids, angler fish and trees in the near future. No matter the image, ... «Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Jun 15»
7
First Pro/am Advice
Also this tournament has a different format in that the angler and co-angler fish as a team each day and that weight is carried over each day. «BassResource.com, Jun 15»
8
John Popplewell column: Rods are few and far between
Those summer bass have also moved closer for the boat angler, but don't forget there is now a three-fish per angler fish limit set by the ... «Clacton and Frinton Gazette, Jun 15»
9
Coulson: Fishing staycation off to a great start
Turns out I was right on all accounts, except the master angler fish. Once again, I fell short by an inch with 14 inches being my best fish. Not bad ... «The Coloradoan, Jun 15»
10
What is Plymouth's Barbican Prawn and why is it there?
It has a cormorant's feet, a plesiosaurus's tail, the fin of a John Dory, a lobster's claws and the head of an angler fish.So in actual fact, it is ... «Plymouth Herald, Jun 15»

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