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Fish meaning

fish - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. A counter, used in various games.
  2. 2. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
  5. 5. The flesh of fish, used as food.
  6. 6. A purchase used to fish the anchor.
  7. 7. A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
  8. 8. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
  9. 9. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
  10. 10. To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
  11. 11. To search by raking or sweeping.
  12. 12. To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
  13. 13. An animal living in the water and breathing by gills.
  14. 14. To catch, or try to catch, fish; try to obtain by artifice.
  15. 15. To search for fish, or as for fish; to draw out.

fish - examples of usage

  1. I wanted to catch this fish. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. 5505. Who do you fish for just now? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 5337. Who do you fish for? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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