1. A large draught of liquor. [Obs.] "A full carouse of sack." Sir J. Davies.
Drink carouses to the next day's fate.
2. A drinking match; a carousal.
The early feast and late carouse.
(Ca*rouse") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caroused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Carousing.] To drink deeply or
freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.
He had been aboard, carousing to his mates.
(Ca*rouse") v. t. To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially. [Archaic]
Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape.
Egypt's wanton queen,
Carousing gems, herself dissolved in love.
(Ca*rous"er) n. One who carouses; a reveler.
(Ca*rous"ing), a. That carouses; relating to a carouse.
(Ca*rous"ing*ly), adv. In the manner of a carouser.
(Carp) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped (kärpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.] [OE. carpen to say, speak; from
Scand. (cf. Icel. karpa to boast), but influenced later by L. carpere to pluck, calumniate.]
1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; usually followed by
Carping and caviling at faults of manner.
And at my actions carp or catch.
(Carp), v. t.
1. To say; to tell. [Obs.]
2. To find fault with; to censure. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Carp), n.; pl. Carp, formerly Carps. [Cf. Icel. karfi, Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho,
G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL. carpa.] (Zoöl.) A fresh-water herbivorous fish Several other species of Cyprinus,
Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.
The carp was originally from Asia, whence it was early introduced into Europe, where it is extensively
reared in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been introduced into America, and widely distributed
by the government. Domestication has produced several varieties, as the leather carp, which is nearly
or quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp, which has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties
Carp louse (Zoöl.), a small crustacean, of the genus Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See
Branchiura. Carp mullet (Zoöl.), a fish (Moxostoma carpio) of the Ohio River and Great Lakes,
allied to the suckers. Carp sucker (Zoöl.), a name given to several species of fresh-water fishes
of the genus Carpiodes in the United States; - - called also quillback.