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Definitions of fish

  1. To try to catch fish, as by angling or drawing nets; to seek to obtain by artifice or indirectly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To search by raking or sweeping. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See joint, under Fish, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To search in quest of fish; catch (fish); seek for and bring to light; draw up. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To search for fish; to search by sweeping; to draw out or up; to seek to obtain by artifice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To search for fish, or as for fish; to draw out. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To catch or try to catch, fish in (a stream or the like). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To catch, as fish, in or under water; search for and bring to light; often with up or out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To try to catch fish; seek to gain something by indirect methods. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To catch, or try to catch, fish; try to obtain by artifice. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To catch, or try to catch, fish; be employed in catching fish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To try to catch fish in; to search by dragging or sweeping; to strengthen, as a mast or yard, with a piece of timber; to draw out or up. To fish out, to draw out by artifice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To seek to catch fish; to seek to obtain by artifice; to search by raking; to draw out or up. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. A counter, used in various games. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The flesh of fish, used as food. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A purchase used to fish the anchor. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. A scaly animal living in water, breathing through gills instead of lungs; the flesh of fish used as food. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. An animal that lives in water, and breathes through gills; the flesh of fish; -pl. FISH or FISHES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. An animal living in the water and breathing by gills. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. A vertebrate animal with permanent gills, adapted to live under water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Loosely, any animal habitually living in the water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. An aquatic oviparous animal, respiring by means of gills; fishes in general; the flesh of fish, used as food; a counter used at cards; a piece of wood fastened to another to strengthen it; a fish-block. Craw-fish, crab-fish, and shell-fish, the crustaceans and testaceous mollusca. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Counter or marker at cards; a piece of wood secured to another to strengthen it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fish

  1. You maybe might fool a fish with it but you couldn't fool the world at large for so very long. – J. Poindexter, Colored by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  2. We all knew, that there are fish in the lake. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
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