Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, occupation, or sport of catching fish.
  • noun A place for catching fish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of catching fish.
  • noun A fishery; a place or facilities for catching fish: as, there is good fishing there.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing
  • adjective an artificial fly for fishing.
  • adjective a line used in catching fish.
  • adjective a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
  • adjective a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling.
  • adjective a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.
  • adjective apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc.
  • adjective (Micros.) a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid.
  • noun The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
  • noun A fishery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or pertaining to fishing.
  • noun uncountable The activity or sport of catching fish from a body of water.
  • noun uncountable The business of catching fish, molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms in large quantities for sale.
  • noun countable A place for catching fish.
  • verb Present participle of fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the occupation of catching fish for a living
  • noun the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

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  • Cricket jargon - a batsman who tries half-heartedly to hit the ball but does not make contact is said to be fishing.

    November 30, 2007

  • Why does WeirdNet have distinct definitions for fishing as recreation and as a job, but no general definition along the lines of 'catching fish'...?

    February 9, 2009

  • "What shall we do--or go fishing?"

    Harold William Thompson - Body, Boots and Britches (1940) p.504

    September 25, 2009