What does fishing mean?

Definitions for fishing
ˈfɪʃ ɪŋfish·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fishing.

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

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

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

  2. Fishing(noun)

    the act, practice, or art of one who fishes

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

  3. Fishing(noun)

    a fishery

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

  4. Fishing(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fishing

    In taking celestial observations, means the sweeping to find a star or other object when near its approximate place.

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  1. fishing

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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

How to pronounce fishing?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fishing in a Sentence

  1. Vic Santucci:

    Gobies are found in abundance among the rocks and boulders of our harbors and nearshore areas throughout much of the year. Foraging whitefish may be drawn to these nearshore areas when the temperature is right to feed on gobies or other prey, which increases their chances of encountering baited hooks of anglers fishing nearshore for perch, drum or other species.

  2. Tom Waldo:

    This is a brazen attempt by the Forest Service to rewrite the rules for the forest, and it's coming at the expense of habitat on Prince of Wales Island that's important for wildlife and for people and communities, for hunting, fishing, recreation and tourism.

  3. Animesh Roul:

    They are still focusing too much on the existing militant networks and have failed to realize that the IS or AQIS (Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent) monsters are fishing in the troubled waters and succeeding to a large extent by enticing the youths or grassroots extremists.

  4. Nick Grono:

    This is a really innovative approach because it gets the exploiter to the table, if a fisherman brings a case in a New Zealand court against a (fishing) company, they'll probably just ignore it. But if you seize their multi-million dollar boat pending resolution of the court action, suddenly you get more attention.

  5. Demand King:

    When I started fishing crab in Alaska in 1971, the crab meat was removed from the shell and packed as blocks of meat. Most of this product went to Japan.

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