Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “goldfish bowl”

See all translations

goldfish bowl

noun [C] uk   ( US also fishbowl) us  
a bowl that is usually round and made of glass and is used for keeping pet fish in, especially goldfish: figurative There are so many windows in the office, it's like being in a goldfish bowl (= people can easily see what you are doing)!
Translations of “goldfish bowl”
in Korean 어항…
in Arabic وِعاء السمَكة الذهَبِيّة…
in Portuguese aquário esférico…
in Catalan peixera…
in Japanese 金魚鉢…
in Italian vaso per pesce rosso…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指養金魚的)魚缸…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指养金鱼的)鱼缸…
(Definition of goldfish bowl from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of goldfish bowl?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More