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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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