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Daddy had a farm - cows, pigs, OK, a big garden, OK? We did live off the land, and then we would supplement all that with whatever we could kill or catch. Whether we'd kill squirrels, deer, duck, or caught catfish or brim, that was what went on the table.
Si Robertson

Meaning of "catfish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CATFISH

catfish  [ˈkætˌfɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATFISH

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pronoun
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conjunction
determiner
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Catfish 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 CATFISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

catfish

Catfish

Catfishes are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the second longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores, and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also naked types, neither having scales. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels; members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby. Many catfish are nocturnal, but others are crepuscular or diurnal.

Definition of catfish in the English dictionary

The definition of catfish in the dictionary is any of numerous mainly freshwater teleost fishes having whisker-like barbels around the mouth, esp the silurids of Europe and Asia and the horned pouts of North America.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATFISH


baitfish
ˈbeɪtˌfɪʃ
batfish
ˈbætˌfɪʃ
blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
flatfish
ˈflætˌfɪʃ
frostfish
ˈfrɒstˌfɪʃ
goatfish
ˈɡəʊtˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
parrotfish
ˈpærətˌfɪʃ
rabbitfish
ˈræbɪtˌfɪʃ
ratfish
ˈrætˌfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
sheatfish
ˈʃiːtˌfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
sweetfish
ˈswiːtˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATFISH

caterwaul
caterwauler
caterwauling
cates
Catesby
catface
catfacing
catfall
catfight
catgut
Cathar
Cathari
catharise
Catharism
Catharist
catharses
catharsis
cathartic
cathartical
cathartically

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATFISH

big fish
drink like a fish
elfish
finfish
fish
flowerhorn fish
flying fish
kettle of fish
needlefish
oafish
outfish
river fish
saltfish
selfish
stockfish
sunfish
triggerfish
unselfish
wolfish
zebrafish

Synonyms and antonyms of catfish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «catfish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATFISH

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

Translator English - Chinese

鲶鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bagre
570 millions of speakers

English

catfish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कैटफ़िश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سمك السلور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peixe-gato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাগুর মাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poisson-chat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikan keli
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wels
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナマズ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

메기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lele
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá da trơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கெளுத்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅटफिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kedi balığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesce gatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sum
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

somn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γατόψαρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baber
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

havskatt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

steinbit
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATFISH»

The term «catfish» is very widely used and occupies the 22.878 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATFISH» OVER TIME

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

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7 QUOTES WITH «CATFISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word catfish.
1
Bootsy Collins
Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it.
2
Tom Douglas
Catfish has a nice firm texture and mild flavor.
3
Tom Douglas
Most of the catfish you find at the fish counter has been farmed. Though I usually prefer to buy and eat wild fish, farmed catfish taste cleaner, without the muddy taste of their wild relatives.
4
Paul Engle
Contrary to slanderous Eastern opinion, much of Iowa is not flat, but rolling hills country with a lot of timber, a handsome and imaginative landscape, crowded with constant small changes of scene and full of little creeks winding with pools where shiners, crappies and catfish hover.
5
John Hope
We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale.
6
Si Robertson
Daddy had a farm - cows, pigs, OK, a big garden, OK? We did live off the land, and then we would supplement all that with whatever we could kill or catch. Whether we'd kill squirrels, deer, duck, or caught catfish or brim, that was what went on the table.
7
Edith Sitwell
I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATFISH»

Discover the use of catfish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catfish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Biology and Culture of Channel Catfish
Throughout the book, fundamental biological aspects of channel catfish are linked to practical culture techniques.
C.S. Tucker, J.A. Hargreaves, 2004
2
Fishing for Catfish: The Complete Guide for Catching Big ...
This book is a comprehensive look at the world of catfish. Beginning with the biology of catfish, Author Keith Sutton then follows with the where-to and how-to information that will lead to successful fishing.
Keith Sutton, 1999
3
Catfish: Everything about Natural History, Purchase, Health ...
Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists.
Gary Elson, Oliver Lucanus, 2003
4
Catfish Fishing
Introduces catfishing and the equipment used, describes catfish noodling, and discusses the effects of pollution on fish and the ethics of fishing.
Robert Z. Cohen, 2011
5
Pro TacticsTM: Catfish: Use the Secrets of the Pros to Catch ...
Keith Sutton, one of the most experienced catfishers in America, shows how to locate, target, attract, and catch big, big catfish—and numerous color photos throughout prove this is within every angler’s ability.
Keith Sutton, 2008
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Coach "Catfish" Smith and His Boys
Milburn "Catfish" Smith rose from the humblest of beginnings in rural East Texas to lead the Carey Cardinals and the Mount Vernon Tigers to numerous football and basketball championships, including Texas State Schoolboy titles.
Glen Onley, 2004
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Catfish
Describes different kinds of catfishes, serves as a guide in selecting and maintaining a catfish aquarium, and offers advice in choosing and caring for the fish.
Richard Geis, 1998
8
The Catfish Connection: Ecology, Migration, and Conservation ...
An ecological view of the Amazon from the perspective of the large predatory catfish that dominate the river channels and estuary
Ronaldo Barthem, 1997
9
Catfish: My Life in Baseball
The former pitcher of the New York Yankees and Oakland A's recounts his baseball experiences, from the beginning of his career, to his retirement after fifteen years of pro ball, to his election to the Hall of Fame
James A Hunter, Jim Hunter, Armen Keteyian, 1989
10
Catching Catfish: The Ultimate Guide
Catfish are one of the hardest fighting and biggest gamefish in North America. If you fish for these giants, this book is a must!
Creative Publishing Editors, Creative Publishing International Keith Sutton, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATFISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catfish is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Life of an Internet Catfish Is Rough These Days
To “catfish” is to “lure someone into a relationship by adopting a fictional online persona.” The person doing the deceiving is the catfish. «Wired, Jul 15»
2
Catfish And The Bottlemen: Great Expectations
Long before he toured the English-speaking world as the mop-topped leader of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Van McCann hit the highway with ... «American Songwriter, Jul 15»
3
Fate of African catfish breeders hangs by the Tribunal thread
People engaged in aquaculture of African catfish, which was banned by the Supreme Court on health grounds, are eagerly awaiting a final ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
4
Teens snag 46-pound catfish
Alex Daniels, 15, holds a 43-inch, 46-pound catfish Wednesday afternoon at The Ottawa Herald, 214 S. Hickory St., Ottawa. Alex and Matthew ... «Ottawaherald.com, Jul 15»
5
Watch video of actor Ewan McGregor covering Catfish and the …
Well, Llandudno band Catfish and the Bottlemen have shown that persistence really does pay off after they got international superstar Ewan ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
6
Large Catfish Found in Oklahoma Ditch After Floods
Joan Bratcher posted a photo on the KFOR Facebook page showing Jake holding a 67 pound flathead catfish that he found in a bar ditch near ... «KFDX, Jul 15»
7
Catfish Quest coming to Leesburg Landing
SITE FOR CATFISH QUEST. Leesburg Landing will be the site fo the Catfish Quest Tournament this Saturday, July 11. The event will feature ... «Northwest Georgia News, Jul 15»
8
Summer is Catfish Season in Kentucky
Despite the occasional adrenaline rush, catching catfish in summer generally is a relaxing and lazy way to pass the time – fishing as it should ... «WMKY, Jul 15»
9
Ted Peck: Summer means catfish are biting
Most channel catfish are done spawning in the Rock, Sugar and lower Wisconsin rivers, anxious to tussle with those who know where to look ... «Gazettextra, Jul 15»
10
Outdoors: Channel catfish thriving
First, the lake proved it's loaded with channel catfish, something that ice fishermen discovered last winter. Catfish accounted for nearly 23 ... «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Catfish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catfish>. Nov 2019 ».
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