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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fishing in sign language?

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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. Andy Lohawatanakul:

    While we found no evidence of labor abuses in our entire supply chain, we have nonetheless completely locked down our supply chain to 30 fishmeal plants and 380 fishing vessels, for which we have full visibility and traceability on sustainability and social issues.

  2. Al Brooks:

    When it comes down to controlling your costs, not working on stuff that won't pay off is essential, no fishing expeditions.

  3. Captain Keith Colburn:

    Guys, especially on the Bering Sea, are used to working with just guys… I think more than anything it was more of a distraction for them more than anything. thing is, I make almost all of my money from fishing not from TV... It’s a lucrative job if you own the boat.

  4. Antonio Carpio:

    The Filipino people must send a strong signal to China that any new 'gray zone' offensive of ramming Filipino fishing vessels ...will mean a break of diplomatic ties.

  5. Tyrone Sanders:

    I miss fishing with him. I miss him being on the road with me. I miss the debates we used to have. I miss yelling at him, telling him to put the trash out, i just wish he was there.

Images & Illustrations of fishing

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