Definition of Fishbowl

1. Noun. A state of affairs in which you have no privacy. "The president lives in a goldfish bowl"

Exact synonyms: Fish Bowl, Goldfish Bowl
Generic synonyms: Situation, State Of Affairs



2. Noun. A transparent bowl in which small fish are kept.
Exact synonyms: Fish Bowl, Goldfish Bowl
Generic synonyms: Aquarium, Fish Tank, Marine Museum, Bowl

Definition of Fishbowl

1. Noun. A small simple aquarium. ¹

2. Noun. A term describing a place or event of intense scrutiny. Enthusiastic sports cities are often said to place the players on their team in a "fishbowl" atmosphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fishbowl

1. a bowl in which live fish are kept [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishbowl

fish venoms
fishabilities
fishability
fishable
fishapod
fishapods
fishbait
fishbaits
fishball
fishbolt
fishbolts
fishbone
fishbone diagram
fishbones
fishbowl (current term)
fishbowls
fishburger
fishburgers
fishcake
fishcakes
fishcatcher
fishcatchers
fisheater
fished
fisher
fisher's exact test
fisher cat
fisher cats
fisherboy

Literary usage of Fishbowl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Beginning Writers: How to Make Books with Children Series by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"Set up a fishbowl in the classroom. Include a fish, some rocks or sand, ... Use the fishbowl to develop vocabulary about how fish behave (swim, eat, dive, ..."

2. A Word a Day, Grades 1-3 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Susan Rose Simms, Sarita Chavez Silverman, Evan-Moor Corporation (2002)
"a brick • a book • a fishbowl • a window • a pair of glasses What do you have that's transparent? What is it made of? John was accurate in his spelling of ..."

3. Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups by Harvey Daniels (2002)
"Use fishbowl demonstrations for training and problem solving. ... Or, to be absolutely sure, you can become a member of the fishbowl group yourself. ..."

4. Writing Through The Tween Years: Supporting Writers, Grades 3-6 by Bruce Morgan, Deb Odom (2005)
"We sit together in front of the rest of the class and then have a writing conference, called a fishbowl conference. Later, during a debriefing of the ..."

5. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers: Strategies for Classroom by Dorothy S. Strickland, Kathy Ganske, Joanne K. Monroe (2002)
"For students who can grasp the concepts with a less thorough introduction to the roles, the "fishbowl" technique may be sufficient. When the fishbowl is ..."

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