from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The industry or occupation devoted to the catching, processing, or selling of fish, shellfish, or other aquatic animals.
- n. A place where fish or other aquatic animals are caught.
- n. A fishing business.
- n. A hatchery for fish.
- n. The legal right to fish in specified waters or areas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the catching, processing and marketing of fish, shellfish etc
- n. a place where fish etc are caught or processed
- n. a fishing company
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.
- n. A place for catching fish.
- n. The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The business of catching fish; the fishing industry.
- n. In law, a right of fishing in certain waters.
- n. A place where fish are regularly caught, or other products of the sea or rivers are taken from the water by fishing, diving, dredging, etc.: as, a salmon-fishery; a pearl-fishery; the fisheries of the coast.
- n. The exercise of the right to fish; a fishing venture or season.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
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