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. 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.
  21. A scaly animal living in water, breathing through gills instead of lungs; the flesh of fish used as food.
  22. To search in quest of fish; catch ( fish); seek for and bring to light; draw up.
  23. To try to catch fish; seek to gain something by indirect methods.
  24. An animal that lives in water, and breathes through gills; the flesh of fish; - pl. FISH or FISHES.
  25. To search for fish; to search by sweeping; to draw out or up; to seek to obtain by artifice.
  26. An animal living in the water and breathing by gills.
  27. To catch, or try to catch, fish; try to obtain by artifice.
  28. To search for fish, or as for fish; to draw out.
  29. To catch or try to catch, fish in ( a stream or the like).
  30. To catch, as fish, in or under water; search for and bring to light; often with up or out.
  31. To catch, or try to catch, fish; be employed in catching fish.
  32. A vertebrate animal with permanent gills, adapted to live under water.
  33. Loosely, any animal habitually living in the water.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. To try to catch fish, as by angling or drawing nets; to seek to obtain by artifice or indirectly.
  37. To seek to catch fish; to seek to obtain by artifice; to search by raking; to draw out or up.
  38. Counter or marker at cards; a piece of wood secured to another to strengthen it.

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
  3. They had done more than look at fish; they had gone in with them. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  4. Surrounded are the fish of the blue sea. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  5. Not such a wonderful lot of fish, either. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  6. " No," said Henry, " he only gave me back my dipper, and the fish was in it." – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  7. Thanks; no more of the fish. – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  8. Here was a pretty kettle of fish. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  9. I found this all in the fish he sent us. – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  10. 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
  11. " 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
  12. Isn't there anything you would rather do than fish? – Shawn of Skarrow by James Tandy Ellis
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. " Trouble want to catch fish," was the little fellow's answer. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  16. Next morning, therefore, he went very early to the water, and caught the little fish. – The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  17. " It's fish night, Elizabeth," she said. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. It was for men to fish while women worked on shore. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  19. But he only laughed and said that was the best fish story he had ever heard. – Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox by David Cory
  20. 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