Definitions for fishingˈfɪʃ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fish•ingˈfɪʃ ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish.

  2. a place for catching fish.

Origin of fishing:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fishing, sportfishing(noun)

    the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

  2. fishing(noun)

    the occupation of catching fish for a living

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fishing(noun)ˈfɪʃ ɪŋ

    the activity of trying to catch fish

    the fishing industry; Every Sunday he goes fishing.

Wiktionary

  1. fishing(Noun)

    The activity or sport of catching fish from a body of water.

    a good day's fishing

  2. fishing(Noun)

    The business of catching fish in large quantities for sale.

    the fishing industry

  3. fishing(Noun)

    A place for catching fish.

  4. fishing(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to fishing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fishing

    of Fish

  2. Fishing(noun)

    the act, practice, or art of one who fishes

  3. Fishing(noun)

    a fishery

  4. Fishing(noun)

    pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village

Freebase

  1. Fishing

    Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. The term fishing may be applied to catching other aquatic animals such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate. According to FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people. In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational pastime.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FISHING

    An heroic treatment tried by some laymen to avoid falling asleep in church on Sunday.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fishing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3137

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fishing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3488

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fishing' in Nouns Frequency: #1334

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