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Definition of 'fish'
From: WordNet
noun
Any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
noun
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"
noun
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces [syn: Pisces, Fish]
noun
The twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20 [syn: Pisces, Pisces the Fishes, Fish]
verb
Seek indirectly; "fish for compliments" [syn: fish, angle]
verb
Catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"
Definition of 'Fish'
From: GCIDE
Fish \Fish\ (f[i^]sh), n. [F. fiche peg, mark, fr. fisher to fix.] A counter, used in various games. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Fish'
From: GCIDE
Fish \Fish\, n.; pl. Fishes (f[i^]sh"[e^]z), or collectively, Fish. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. Piscatorial. In some cases, such as fish joint, fish plate, this word has prob. been confused with fish, fr. F. fichea peg.] 1. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The true fishes include the Teleostei (bony fishes), Ganoidei, Dipnoi, and Elasmobranchii or Selachians (sharks and skates). Formerly the leptocardia and Marsipobranciata were also included, but these are now generally regarded as two distinct classes, below the fishes. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces. [1913 Webster] 4. The flesh of fish, used as food. [1913 Webster] 5. (Naut.) (a) A purchase used to fish the anchor. (b) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard. [1913 Webster] Note: Fish is used adjectively or as part of a compound word; as, fish line, fish pole, fish spear, fish-bellied. [1913 Webster] Age of Fishes. See under Age, n., 8. Fish ball, fish (usually salted codfish) shared fine, mixed with mashed potato, and made into the form of a small, round cake. [U.S.] Fish bar. Same as Fish plate (below). Fish beam (Mech.), a beam one of whose sides (commonly the under one) swells out like the belly of a fish. --Francis. Fish crow (Zool.), a species of crow (Corvus ossifragus), found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It feeds largely on fish. Fish culture, the artifical breeding and rearing of fish; pisciculture. Fish davit. See Davit. Fish day, a day on which fish is eaten; a fast day. Fish duck (Zool.), any species of merganser. Fish fall, the tackle depending from the fish davit, used in hauling up the anchor to the gunwale of a ship. Fish garth, a dam or weir in a river for keeping fish or taking them easily. Fish glue. See Isinglass. Fish joint, a joint formed by a plate or pair of plates fastened upon two meeting beams, plates, etc., at their junction; -- used largely in connecting the rails of railroads. Fish kettle, a long kettle for boiling fish whole. Fish ladder, a dam with a series of steps which fish can leap in order to ascend falls in a river. Fish line, or Fishing line, a line made of twisted hair, silk, etc., used in angling. Fish louse (Zool.), any crustacean parasitic on fishes, esp. the parasitic Copepoda, belonging to Caligus, Argulus, and other related genera. See Branchiura. Fish maw (Zool.), the stomach of a fish; also, the air bladder, or sound. Fish meal, fish desiccated and ground fine, for use in soups, etc. Fish oil, oil obtained from the bodies of fish and marine animals, as whales, seals, sharks, from cods' livers, etc. Fish owl (Zool.), a fish-eating owl of the Old World genera Scotopelia and Ketupa, esp. a large East Indian species (K. Ceylonensis). Fish plate, one of the plates of a fish joint. Fish pot, a wicker basket, sunk, with a float attached, for catching crabs, lobsters, etc. Fish pound, a net attached to stakes, for entrapping and catching fish; a weir. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. Fish slice, a broad knife for dividing fish at table; a fish trowel. Fish slide, an inclined box set in a stream at a small fall, or ripple, to catch fish descending the current. --Knight. Fish sound, the air bladder of certain fishes, esp. those that are dried and used as food, or in the arts, as for the preparation of isinglass. Fish story, a story which taxes credulity; an extravagant or incredible narration. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett. Fish strainer. (a) A metal colander, with handles, for taking fish from a boiler. (b) A perforated earthenware slab at the bottom of a dish, to drain the water from a boiled fish. Fish trowel, a fish slice. Fish weir or Fish wear, a weir set in a stream, for catching fish. Neither fish nor flesh, Neither fish nor fowl (Fig.), neither one thing nor the other. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Fish'
From: GCIDE
Fish \Fish\, n.; pl. Fishes (f[i^]sh"[e^]z), or collectively, Fish. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. Piscatorial. In some cases, such as fish joint, fish plate, this word has prob. been confused with fish, fr. F. fichea peg.] 1. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The true fishes include the Teleostei (bony fishes), Ganoidei, Dipnoi, and Elasmobranchii or Selachians (sharks and skates). Formerly the leptocardia and Marsipobranciata were also included, but these are now generally regarded as two distinct classes, below the fishes. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces. [1913 Webster] 4. The flesh of fish, used as food. [1913 Webster] 5. (Naut.) (a) A purchase used to fish the anchor. (b) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard. [1913 Webster] Note: Fish is used adjectively or as part of a compound word; as, fish line, fish pole, fish spear, fish-bellied. [1913 Webster] Age of Fishes. See under Age, n., 8. Fish ball, fish (usually salted codfish) shared fine, mixed with mashed potato, and made into the form of a small, round cake. [U.S.] Fish bar. Same as Fish plate (below). Fish beam (Mech.), a beam one of whose sides (commonly the under one) swells out like the belly of a fish. --Francis. Fish crow (Zool.), a species of crow (Corvus ossifragus), found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It feeds largely on fish. Fish culture, the artifical breeding and rearing of fish; pisciculture. Fish davit. See Davit. Fish day, a day on which fish is eaten; a fast day. Fish duck (Zool.), any species of merganser. Fish fall, the tackle depending from the fish davit, used in hauling up the anchor to the gunwale of a ship. Fish garth, a dam or weir in a river for keeping fish or taking them easily. Fish glue. See Isinglass. Fish joint, a joint formed by a plate or pair of plates fastened upon two meeting beams, plates, etc., at their junction; -- used largely in connecting the rails of railroads. Fish kettle, a long kettle for boiling fish whole. Fish ladder, a dam with a series of steps which fish can leap in order to ascend falls in a river. Fish line, or Fishing line, a line made of twisted hair, silk, etc., used in angling. Fish louse (Zool.), any crustacean parasitic on fishes, esp. the parasitic Copepoda, belonging to Caligus, Argulus, and other related genera. See Branchiura. Fish maw (Zool.), the stomach of a fish; also, the air bladder, or sound. Fish meal, fish desiccated and ground fine, for use in soups, etc. Fish oil, oil obtained from the bodies of fish and marine animals, as whales, seals, sharks, from cods' livers, etc. Fish owl (Zool.), a fish-eating owl of the Old World genera Scotopelia and Ketupa, esp. a large East Indian species (K. Ceylonensis). Fish plate, one of the plates of a fish joint. Fish pot, a wicker basket, sunk, with a float attached, for catching crabs, lobsters, etc. Fish pound, a net attached to stakes, for entrapping and catching fish; a weir. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. Fish slice, a broad knife for dividing fish at table; a fish trowel. Fish slide, an inclined box set in a stream at a small fall, or ripple, to catch fish descending the current. --Knight. Fish sound, the air bladder of certain fishes, esp. those that are dried and used as food, or in the arts, as for the preparation of isinglass. Fish story, a story which taxes credulity; an extravagant or incredible narration. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett. Fish strainer. (a) A metal colander, with handles, for taking fish from a boiler. (b) A perforated earthenware slab at the bottom of a dish, to drain the water from a boiled fish. Fish trowel, a fish slice. Fish weir or Fish wear, a weir set in a stream, for catching fish. Neither fish nor flesh, Neither fish nor fowl (Fig.), neither one thing nor the other. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Fish'
From: GCIDE
Fish \Fish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fished; p. pr. & vb. n. Fishing.] 1. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments. [1913 Webster] Any other fishing question. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Fish'
From: GCIDE
Fish \Fish\, v. t. [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fisc?n, Goth. fisk?n. See Fish the animal.] 1. To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor. [1913 Webster] 2. To search by raking or sweeping. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] To fish the anchor. (Naut.) See under Anchor. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'fish'
From: Easton
Fish called _dag_ by the Hebrews, a word denoting great fecundity (Gen. 9:2; Num. 11:22; Jonah 2:1, 10). No fish is mentioned by name either in the Old or in the New Testament. Fish abounded in the Mediterranean and in the lakes of the Jordan, so that the Hebrews were no doubt acquainted with many species. Two of the villages on the shores of the Sea of Galilee derived their names from their fisheries, Bethsaida (the "house of fish") on the east and on the west. There is probably no other sheet of water in the world of equal dimensions that contains such a variety and profusion of fish. About thirty-seven different kinds have been found. Some of the fishes are of a European type, such as the roach, the barbel, and the blenny; others are markedly African and tropical, such as the eel-like silurus. There was a regular fish-market apparently in Jerusalem (2 Chr. 33:14; Neh. 3:3; 12:39; Zeph. 1:10), as there was a fish-gate which was probably contiguous to it.
Sidon is the oldest fishing establishment known in history.
Synonyms of 'fish'
aerial torpedo, albacore, alevin, alewife, alligator gar, amber jack, anchovy, angel fish, angle, anguille, archerfish, argusfish, babe, bait the hook, bangalore torpedo, barbel, barn door skate, barracuda, basking shark, bass, benthon, benthos, bill, black bass, black sea bass, blackfish, bleak, blind fish, blue fish, blue shark, bluegill, bob, bone, bonito, boob, bowfin, bream, brook trout, brown trout, buck, buffalo fish, bullhead, burbot, butt, butterfish, C, C-note, candlefish, capelin, carp, cartwheel, catfish, caviar, cent, century, cetacean, channel bass, char, chimaera, Chinook salmon, chub, chump, cichlid, cinch, cisco, clam, cobia, cod, codfish, coelacanth, conger, conger eel, copper, crappie, credulous person, croaker, cull, cutlass fish, cutthroat trout, dace, dap, darter, devilfish, dib, dibble, dime, doctor fish, dogfish, dollar, dollar bill, dolphin, dorado, dragon fish, drive, drum, drumfish, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, eel, eelpout, electric ray, fall guy, fifty cents, filefish, fin, fingerling, fish, fish eggs, five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, flame tetra, flounder, fluke, fly-fish, fool, four bits, frogskin, fry, G, G-note, game fish, gar, gig, globefish, go fishing, goatfish, gobe-mouches, goby, goldfish, grand, greener, greenhorn, greeny, grig, grilse, grouper, grunt, guddle, gudgeon, gull, gunnel, haddock, hake, half a C, half dollar, half G, half grand, halibut, herring, hippocampus, hogfish, homing torpedo, horse mackerel, hundred-dollar bill, innocent, iron man, jack, jacklight, jewfish, jig, kingfish, kipper, kippered salmon, lake trout, lamprey, lantern fish, leadpipe cinch, ling, loach, Loch Ness monster, lung fish, mackerel, mako shark, man-eater, man-eating shark, manta, marine animal, marlin, menhaden, mill, minnow, minny, monkey, moray eel, mudfish, muskellunge, nekton, net, nickel, oquassa, paddlefish, panfish, papagallo, patsy, penny, perch, permit, pickerel, pigeon, pike, pike perch, pilchard, pilot fish, piranha, plaice, plankton, plaything, poisson, pollack, pompano, porbeagle, porgy, porpoise, prize sap, puffer, pushover, quarter, rainbow trout, ray, red cent, red herring, redfin, redfish, roach, rocket torpedo, roe, roosterfish, salmon, salmon trout, sap, saphead, sardine, sawbuck, sawfish, schlemiel, scup, sea bass, sea horse, sea monster, sea pig, sea serpent, sea snake, seafood, seine, sergeant fish, shark, shiner, shrimp, silver dollar, sitting duck, skate, skin, smacker, smelt, smoked herring, smolt, snapper, snook, sole, spar torpedo, speckled trout, spin, sponge, sprat, steelhead, stickleback, still-fish, stooge, striped bass, sturgeon, submarine torpedo, sucker, Sunapee trout, sunfish, swordfish, tarpon, ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, thornback ray, thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, thresher, toadfish, tope, torch, torpedo fish, toy, trawl, triggerfish, troll, tropical fish, trout, trusting soul, tuna, tunny, turbot, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot, veiltail, victim, wahoo, walleye, walleyed pike, weakfish, whale, whitefish, whiting, yard, yellowtail
Acronyms for 'fish'
From: V.E.R.A.
FIle transfer with a SHell, "FiSH"
Words containing 'FISH'
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