Definitions of fish

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