Definitions of fish

  1. seek indirectly; " fish for compliments"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
  5. ( astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
  6. catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; " I like to go fishing on weekends"
  7. A counter, used in various games.
  8. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
  9. 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.
  10. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
  11. The flesh of fish, used as food.
  12. A purchase used to fish the anchor.
  13. A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
  14. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
  15. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
  16. To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
  17. To search by raking or sweeping.
  18. To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
  19. 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.
  20. of Finch
  21. 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.
  22. A scaly animal living in water, breathing through gills instead of lungs; the flesh of fish used as food.
  23. To search in quest of fish; catch ( fish); seek for and bring to light; draw up.
  24. To try to catch fish; seek to gain something by indirect methods.
  25. An animal that lives in water, and breathes through gills; the flesh of fish; - pl. FISH or FISHES.
  26. To search for fish; to search by sweeping; to draw out or up; to seek to obtain by artifice.
  27. An animal living in the water and breathing by gills.
  28. To catch, or try to catch, fish; try to obtain by artifice.
  29. To search for fish, or as for fish; to draw out.
  30. To catch or try to catch, fish in ( a stream or the like).
  31. To catch, as fish, in or under water; search for and bring to light; often with up or out.
  32. To catch, or try to catch, fish; be employed in catching fish.
  33. A vertebrate animal with permanent gills, adapted to live under water.
  34. Loosely, any animal habitually living in the water.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. To try to catch fish, as by angling or drawing nets; to seek to obtain by artifice or indirectly.
  38. of Fish
  39. An animal which inhabits the water, and breathes through gills; the flesh of a fish; a machine to hoist up the flukes of the anchor.
  40. To seek to catch fish; to seek to obtain by artifice; to search by raking; to draw out or up.
  41. Counter or marker at cards; a piece of wood secured to another to strengthen it.

Antonyms for fish

beast, BEASTIE, brute, critter, animal.

Quotes of fish

  1. Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish and then it is disgusting. – Dave Barry
  2. Neither fish flesh nor good red herring. – Tom Brown
  3. New York is where you go to catch a big fish – Jessica Cutler
  4. Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise. – Tommy Douglas
  5. Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish a mental slave. – Theodore Dreiser
  6. I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
  7. The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle. – Dean Kamen
  8. I respected it. I submerged myself into it. So on a lot of days off I would go and fish with the fishermen and the families that ran the boats. I would go work the fields with farmers. I would go and talk with farmers about growing particular products for me. – Emeril Lagasse
  9. I only eat fish no chicken, no turkey, just fish I get all my protein from fish and egg whites. – Jack LaLanne
  10. Fish recognize a bad leader. – Conan O'Brien
  11. He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish – Jose Rizal
  12. Our fish our recreation, our irrigation and all our uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren't changed. – Mike Rounds
  13. You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket- you might have caught a fish – Darrell Royal
  14. I had to work on a Marlin boat, like gutting fish like as the bait boy. – Mark Ruffalo
  15. Wherever the fish are, that's where we go. – Richard Wagner

Usage examples for fish

  1. " Whenever the grey lock grows on your head, you may declare yourself to be the son of a duke and go home;" the fish whispered. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. But he only laughed and said that was the best fish story he had ever heard. – Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox by David Cory
  3. They had done more than look at fish they had gone in with them. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  4. " It's fish night, Elizabeth," she said. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. 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
  6. Isn't there anything you would rather do than fish – Shawn of Skarrow by James Tandy Ellis
  7. Next morning, therefore, he went very early to the water, and caught the little fish – The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  8. I found this all in the fish he sent us. – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  9. I could no more have done differently than a fish could breathe on land or a man under water. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  10. Not such a wonderful lot of fish either. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. Thanks; no more of the fish – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  12. I don't see why the fish don't die as soon as they come out of the water! – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  13. He'll stand for a week if we like, while I fish and you lie and look on. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. Here was a pretty kettle of fish – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  15. We all knew, that there are fish in the lake. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  16. If this wind will ever let up, we must get at it and catch some fish – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  17. " No," said Henry, " he only gave me back my dipper, and the fish was in it." – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  18. " Trouble want to catch fish was the little fellow's answer. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  19. It was for men to fish while women worked on shore. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  20. Surrounded are the fish of the blue sea. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff

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