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Meaning of "silverfish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SILVERFISH

silverfish  [ˈsɪlvəˌfɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SILVERFISH

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conjunction
determiner
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Silverfish 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 SILVERFISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

silverfish

Silverfish

Lepisma saccharina, commonly known as a silverfish or fishmoth, is a small, wingless insect in the order Thysanura. Its common name derives from the animal's silvery light grey and blue colour, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements, while the scientific name indicates the silverfish's diet of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.

Definition of silverfish in the English dictionary

The first definition of silverfish in the dictionary is a silver variety of the goldfish Carassius auratus. Other definition of silverfish is any of various other silvery fishes, such as the moonfish Monodactylus argenteus. Silverfish is also any of various small primitive wingless insects of the genus Lepisma, esp L. saccharina, that have long antennae and tail appendages and occur in buildings, feeding on food scraps, bookbindings, etc: order Thysanura.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SILVERFISH


anglerfish
ˈæŋɡləˌfɪʃ
archerfish
ˈɑːtʃəˌfɪʃ
blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
butterfish
ˈbʌtəˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
crayfish
ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
dollarfish
ˈdɒləˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
spearfish
ˈspɪəˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
suckerfish
ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
triggerfish
ˈtrɪɡəˌfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ
zebrafish
ˈzebrəˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SILVERFISH

silver-haired
silver-plated
silver-spooned
silver-tongued
silver-Y moth
silverback
silverberry
silverbill
Silverchair
silverer
silverhorn
silveriness
silverize
silverling
silverly
silvern
silverpoint
silverside
silversides
silverskin

WORDS THAT END LIKE SILVERFISH

big fish
boarfish
drink like a fish
dwarfish
fish
flatfish
flying fish
garfish
Golden Starfish
guitarfish
needlefish
oafish
oarfish
overfish
scarfish
selfish
serfish
stockfish
unselfish
viperfish

Synonyms and antonyms of silverfish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «silverfish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SILVERFISH

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

Translator English - Chinese

蠹虫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

silverfish
570 millions of speakers

English

silverfish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

silverfish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفضي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

серебрянка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

traças
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

silverfish
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poisson d´argent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Silverfish
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Silberfischchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

セイヨウシミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좀 벌레
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Silverfish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá bạc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

silverfish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चांदीचे फिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gümüşbalığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesciolino d´argento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

silverfish
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

серебрянка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

silverfish
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

silverfish
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Silver
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Silver
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sølvkre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of silverfish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SILVERFISH»

The term «silverfish» is regularly used and occupies the 82.730 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SILVERFISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «silverfish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «silverfish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SILVERFISH»

Discover the use of silverfish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to silverfish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Farmers' Bulletin
... beetles 35 Miscellaneous beetles 35 Two-banded fungus beetle 35 Hairy fungus beetle 35 Corn sap beetle 36 Cigarette beetle 37 Drug-store beetle 37 Catorama beetle 38 Booklice or psocids 38 Silverfish 39 Cockroaches 40 Flour or grain ...
‎1953
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How to Recognize and Eliminate Silverfish, Beetles, ...
Of the many species of silverfish in the world, 13 are known from the United States. Some prefer cool, moist environments, others warm and moist environments, silverfish eggs are laid singly or in twos or threes. They may be laid over several ...
Thomas A. Parker, 1990
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The Silverfish, Or "slicker": An Injurious Household Insect
TÏIE SILVERFISH,1 OR "SLICKER "; AN INJURIOUS HOUSEHOLD INSECT.2 THE SILVERFISH is that glistening, silver or pearl gray insect with three lung tail- like appendages, shaped as illustrated on title-page and in figure l.that one finds  ...
Ernest Adna Back, 1917
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Silkworms And Silverfish
SUMMER SILVERFISH It is interesting to compare the etymologies of English “ silverfish” with the Chinese paiyü, “white fish,” but the origin of Japanese shimi is not clear. The scientific designation is Lepisma saccharina. In spite of his noctural  ...
James Hoyt, 2011
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Disaster Preparedness
Silverfish Silverfish (Figure 4) are one of the most common pests of libraries. All have weak, chewing-type mouth parts and tend to feed on products high in carbohydrates (starch) and proteins. Such materials as paper, paper sizing, prints , glue ...
Constance Brooks, 1993
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Silverfish
'This Is A Book To Cherish For A Very Long Time, For Its Descriptions And Evocations As Well As For What It Tells Us About The Ebb And Flow Of Human Expectation' ---Amit Chaudhuri
Mala Sen, 2004
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Silverfish
Mia makes the fateful mistake of phoning Daniel, a murderer from Suzanne's past, who believes he's possessed by a demonic silverfish.
David Lapham, Dom Ramos, Jared K. Fletcher, 2009
8
Silverfish
Outspoken, clever and entertaining, Silverfish promises to be the engaging and unorthodox autobiography by one of British music's most iconic individuals.
Ian McCulloch, 2011
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Symbiosis : An Introduction to Biological Associations: An ...
An example of a commensalistic relationship is that between silverfish and army ants. The silverfish live with the army ants, participate in their raids, and share their prey. They neither harm nor benefit the ants. We use the term commensalism ...
Surindar Paracer Professor of Biology Worcester State College, Worcester (Emeritus) Vernon Ahmadjian Professor of Biology Clark University, 2000
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The Nervous Systems of Invertebrates: An Evolutionary and ...
To address this question we examined the pattern of early axonogenesis in a more primitive insect, the thysanuran Ctenolepisma longicaudata (silverfish). While there is some controversy as to how closely related the hexapods Protura,  ...
O. Breidbach, Wolfram Kutsch, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SILVERFISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term silverfish is used in the context of the following news items.
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Silverfish Festival of Cabbages: When life hands you 'cabbages …
Silverfish Books owner Raman Krishnan came up with the name of the festival from a quote from the Mark Twain novel 'Pudd'nhead Wilson'. — Picture by Choo ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
2
Mice, wasps, dust mites and silverfish – things you didn't know about …
Apparently, silverfish were the first animals on land, some 300 million years before dinosaurs – and they're still lurking in our homes today. This silvery bug can ... «BT.com, Jun 15»
3
A new beginning for Silverfish Books
A change of address however does not mean that the Silverfish brand is moving in a new direction by ditching its indie spirit to become a commercial mega ... «The Sun Daily, May 15»
4
Children's books in the spotlight as Bangsar's Silverfish Books …
Raman Krishnan, proprietor of Silverfish Books, an independent bookstore focussed on literature, philosophy, and Malaysian writing in English. — Pictures by ... «Malay Mail Online, May 15»
5
Silverfish: 'Since 2012 we have been absolutely flying'
The likes of Race Face have been there virtually since day one, Rock and Roll, Cove, Turner, SDG…they are all brands that I guess are friends of Silverfish as ... «Bike Biz, Apr 15»
6
New national sales manager for Silverfish
Pawley joins the Silverfish team with a background of more than fifteen years in senior sales positions across the action sports and outdoor sectors and is tasked ... «Bike Biz, Mar 15»
7
Niwa research ship in Terra Nova Bay
They want to find out more about the sardine-sized Antarctic silverfish, which is an important part of the diet of many animals, including seabirds, fish, whales and ... «Stuff.co.nz, Feb 15»
8
CoreBike: Silverfish, EBCO, Hotlines, Extra and Endura
The first stop for anyone nursing a hangover as a result of Core's generous beer supply, dealers were keen to sample Silverfish's latest addition; Skratch nutrition ... «Bike Biz, Feb 15»
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Silverfish takes on Skratch Labs Nutrition
Silverfish is now exclusive UK distributor for Skratch Labs, with deliveries available to stores in the first week of February 2015. Silverfish owner Darren Mabbott ... «Bike Biz, Dec 14»
10
Silverfish has a record breaking 2014
Cornwall-based distributor Silverfish UK has today announced a record year for sales on the back of October being the busiest month in the company's ... «Bike Biz, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Silverfish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/silverfish>. Dec 2019 ».
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