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You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don't go overboard, you don't, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips - I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal.
Suzanne Somers

Meaning of "guppy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GUPPY

Named after R. J. L. Guppy, 19th-century clergyman of Trinidad who first presented specimens to the British Museum.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GUPPY

guppy  [ˈɡʌpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUPPY

noun
adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Guppy 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 GUPPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

guppy

Guppy

The guppy, also known as million fish and rainbow fish, is one of the world's most widely distributed tropical fish, and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species. It is a member of the Poeciliidae family and, like all other members of the family, is live-bearing. Guppies, whose natural range is in northeast South America, were introduced to many habitats and are now found all over the world. They are highly adaptable and thrive in many different environmental and ecological conditions. Male guppies, which are smaller than females, have ornamental caudal and dorsal fins, while females are duller in colour. Wild guppies generally feed on a variety of food source including benthic algae and aquatic insect larvae. Guppies are used as a model organism in the field of ecology, evolution, and behavioural studies.

Definition of guppy in the English dictionary

The definition of guppy in the dictionary is a small brightly coloured freshwater viviparous cyprinodont fish, Lebistes reticulatus, of N South America and the Caribbean: a popular aquarium fish.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GUPPY


buppie
ˈbʌpɪ
cuppy
ˈkʌpɪ
duppy
ˈdʌpɪ
hiccupy
ˈhɪkʌpɪ
keepy-uppy
ˌkiːpɪˈʌpɪ
puppy
ˈpʌpɪ
yuppie
ˈjʌpɪ
yuppy
ˈjʌpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GUPPY

gunstone
Gunter
gunter rig
gunter-rigged
Gunter´s chain
Gunther
Guntur
gunwale
gunyah
gup
guppies
Gupta
Gur
Gurdjieff
gurdwara
gurge
gurgitation
gurgle
gurglet
gurgling

WORDS THAT END LIKE GUPPY

bumble-puppy
choppy
crappy
flappy
floppy
happy
hippy
hoppy
hush puppy
mud puppy
nappy
poppy
preppy
scrappy
sloppy
snappy
strappy
trippy
unhappy
zippy

Synonyms and antonyms of guppy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «guppy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUPPY

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

Translator English - Chinese

孔雀鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

guppy
570 millions of speakers

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guppy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गप्पी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

غوبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гуппи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

guppy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

guppy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

guppy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Guppy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Guppy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グッピー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

붕어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Guppy
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cá bảy màu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

guppy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गप्प
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lebistes
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guppy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Guppy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гуппі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Guppy
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

guppy
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

guppy
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

guppy
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

guppy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of guppy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GUPPY»

The term «guppy» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.231 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GUPPY» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «GUPPY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word guppy.
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Suzanne Somers
You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don't go overboard, you don't, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips - I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUPPY»

Discover the use of guppy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to guppy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Guppy Trading: Essential Methods for Modern Trading
If you have any interest at all in technical analysis methods and techniques, then you should read this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Daryl Guppy, 2011
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Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy
This work discusses this study and incorporates significant new findings and insights.
Anne E. Magurran, 2005
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The Submarine NAVPERS 16160-B GUPPY Edition
Originally classified "Restricted", this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white.
Cindy Bowman, United States Navy, 2008
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A step-by-step book about guppies
Offers an introduction to the world of guppies and provides information on care and breeding
Jack C. Harris, 1988
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Guppy Pilot
Dr. Smith went to the Naval Aviation cadet program after college and flew with an all weather squadron based at Quonset Point in the 1950s.
Roger Smith, 2011
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Better Stock Trading: Money and Risk Management
An in-depth examination of money management methods for consistent trading success In Better Stock Trading, Daryl Guppy shows readers how to improve returns by using good money management technique???not by increasing risk in trying to win ...
Daryl Guppy, 2011
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Sex, Color, and Mate Choice in Guppies
This book describes the sexual behavior of guppies and examines how mate choice by females leads to the evolution of the conspicuous colors and the courtship displays for which guppies are widely recognized.
Anne E. Houde, 1997
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The Secret of Laughter: Magical Tales from Classical Persia
These narratives offer cultural, psychological and social insights into the attitudes, morals and values of Iranian society."--BOOK JACKET.
Shusha Guppy, 2005
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Guppy Goo: A Trip to the Store
The book has a story line that appeals to young readers and also can be read to the youngest child with great interest.
Ronfo, 2009
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The Blindfold Horse: Memories of a Persian Childhood
In an eloquent memoir, the author recreates the lost world of her childhood--a Persia delicately balanced between traditional Islamic life and the transforming forces of westernization--before the oil boom and the eventual overthrow of the ...
Shusha Guppy, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUPPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term guppy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Upper Hutt City Council's $2.3m CBD fund waits on The Mall revamp
"The end is in sight and it will be great to this started as soon as possible," Guppy said at the time of the surprise announcement made via a full ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
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Proactive state checks rise of dengue, malaria
The civic body has 188 production units of guppy fish that eat mosquito larvae. The symptoms of typical uncomplicated (classic) dengue usually ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Video: Legislature's work & where WA goes now
From transportation to teacher salaries, Kaushik and Guppy analyze the final results. Among the highlights in this video, is a discussion on ... «Crosscut, Jul 15»
4
Dun Karm has gills and can swim
It is also frankly unspectacular and looks a bit like a Grant Wood guppy. And yet whenever I saw some, usually at the bird reserve at Għadira, ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
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Kennebec Journal Softball Player of the Year: Brochu was the whole …
... Mt. Blue: Lauren Guppy; Nokomis: Mikayla Charters, Audrey Davis, Libby Dunivan; Oak Hill: Iris Abbott, Emma Hlister, Jamie Prue; Rangeley: ... «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»
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"I put my heart and soul into Leicester City": Martin O'Neill interview …
Then came Kasey Keller in goal, Matt Elliott, Ian Marshall, Spencer Prior, Rob Ullathorne, Steve Guppy, Greek international Theo Zagarakis, ... «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
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How College Swimming Changed My Life: Lisa Bender, An Officer of …
It was like putting a guppy into the ocean.” Bender describes that first year as “humbling” and says the difference was all in the training. «Swimming World Magazine, Jul 15»
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Datacom supreme winner at 2015 Wellington Gold Awards
Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy with Fiona Couchman from Masterpet, which won the Team Gold Award. New Thinking Award winner ... «The Dominion Post, Jul 15»
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Elvis is coming to Reno and bringing Yoda with him
Other familiar shape balloons that will be returning include Smokey Bear, Gus T. Guppy, the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, Soccer Ball and La Ristra ... «Reno Gazette Journal, Jul 15»
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Blog: Cerner lands guppy, but big Defense IT fish is still out there
Cerner Corp. announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army awarded it a contract for pathology department laboratory software. But Cerner and ... «ModernHealthcare.com, Jul 15»

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