Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or pertaining to fishing.
  • n. The activity or sport of catching fish from a body of water.
  • n. The business of catching fish, molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms in large quantities for sale.
  • n. A place for catching fish.
  • v. Present participle of fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
  • n. A fishery.
  • adj. Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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  • "What shall we do--or go fishing?"
    Harold William Thompson - Body, Boots and Britches (1940) p.504

    September 25, 2009

  • 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

  • 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