What does fish mean?

Definitions for fish
fɪʃfish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fishnoun

    any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

    "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"

  2. fishnoun

    the flesh of fish used as food

    "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"

  3. Pisces, Fishnoun

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces

  4. Pisces, Pisces the Fishes, Fishverb

    the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20

  5. fish, angleverb

    seek indirectly

    "fish for compliments"

  6. fishverb

    catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

    "I like to go fishing on weekends"

Wiktionary

  1. Fishnoun

    from the common noun fish.

    Etymology: From fiscian, from fiskōnan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fishnoun

    a counter, used in various games

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  2. Fish

    of Fish

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  3. Fishnoun

    a name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  4. Fishnoun

    an oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  5. Fishnoun

    the twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  6. Fishnoun

    the flesh of fish, used as food

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  7. Fishnoun

    a purchase used to fish the anchor

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  8. Fishnoun

    a piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  9. Fishverb

    to attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  10. Fishverb

    to seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  11. Fishverb

    to catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  12. Fishverb

    to search by raking or sweeping

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  13. Fishverb

    to try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

  14. Fishverb

    to strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n

    Etymology: [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fiscn, Goth. fiskn. See Fish the animal.]

Freebase

  1. Fish

    A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish, as well as various extinct related groups. Most fish are ectothermic, allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change, though some of the large active swimmers like white shark and tuna can hold a higher core temperature. Fish are abundant in most bodies of water. They can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, from high mountain streams to the abyssal and even hadal depths of the deepest oceans. At 32,000 species, fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other group of vertebrates. Fish are an important resource for humans worldwide, especially as food. Commercial and subsistence fishers hunt fish in wild fisheries or farm them in ponds or in cages in the ocean. They are also caught by recreational fishers, kept as pets, raised by fishkeepers, and exhibited in public aquaria. Fish have had a role in culture through the ages, serving as deities, religious symbols, and as the subjects of art, books and movies.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. fish

    [Adelaide University, Australia] 1. Another metasyntactic variable. See foo. Derived originally from the Monty Python skit in the middle of The Meaning of Life entitled Find the Fish. 2. A pun for microfiche. A microfiche file cabinet may be referred to as a fish tank.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fish

    A long piece of hard wood, convex on one side and concave on the other; two are bound opposite to each other to strengthen the lower masts or the yards when they are sprung, to effect which they are well secured by bolts and hoops, or stout rope called woolding. Also, colloquially, an epithet given to persons, as a prime fish, a queer fish, a shy fish, a loose fish, &c. As mute as a fish, when a man is very silent. Also, fish among whalers is expressly applied to whales. At the cry of "Fish! fish!" all the boats are instantly manned.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #987

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1088

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fish' in Nouns Frequency: #423

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fish' in Verbs Frequency: #1075

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fish in a Sentence

  1. The Charleston teen:

    It’s an awesome feeling to catch a fish in my first Big Rock and bring it to the scales.

  2. Jean Tikaram:

    We don't really know where to go at this point, the first day or two we were a little bit shell-shocked and we weren't thinking further than get some water. Today, we got some water and got a bit of tinned fish so we're feeling elated. We've had a bath and we've brushed our teeth, so we're feeling amazing.

  3. Frank Bonnet:

    In somes studies, we compared groups composed of only fish with groups composed of fish and robots, we could show that the two are behaving similarly, which shows that the robots are able to act like fish, and integrate groups of fish. We also used other setups, such as a ring-shaped setup, to show that the robotic agents can influence on the swimming direction preference of the fish.

  4. Kris Flores:

    Ive been a fisherman since I was 6 months old. When I had my son, I had him out on the water, too, when he was very young, right before he caught the fish, it was getting cool on the lake and the kids wanted to go back in and warm up.The sun had just set and the lake was like glass when one of the rods doubled over and Alex began to reel.

  5. Subhas Acharya:

    The land resource is finite and a population of 4.4 million cannot be sustained within it. Fish stocks have diminished and forest dwelling involves high risks. On top, climatic changes here are already evident and well-documented.

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    • A. dicotyledonous
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