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, sportfishingnoun

    the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

  2. fishingnoun

    the occupation of catching fish for a living

Wiktionary

  1. fishingnoun

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

    a good day's fishing

  2. fishingnoun

    The business of catching fish in large quantities for sale.

    the fishing industry

  3. fishingnoun

    A place for catching fish.

  4. fishingadjective

    Of, or pertaining to fishing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fishing

    of Fish

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

  2. Fishingnoun

    the act, practice, or art of one who fishes

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

  3. Fishingnoun

    a fishery

    Etymology: [From Fishing, n.]

  4. Fishingnoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Henry David Thoreau, Walden:

    Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.

  2. Esha Bhandari:

    By putting an end to the government's ability to conduct suspicionless fishing expeditions, the court reaffirms that the border is not a lawless place and that we don't lose our privacy rights when we travel.

  3. Roy Firestone:

    Your brother lost his leg in a tragic bass fishing accident.

  4. Mustafa Sheikh -LRB- @mustafa_sheikh -RRB-:

    When I look at the countless skyscrapers in Dubai, it is difficult to envision this city was once a fishing village.

  5. Foreign Ministry:

    China is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation in the fishing industry with related countries in order to uphold the normal order of the fishing industry, china hopes that the South Korean side will execute the law in a civilized and rational way, and thoroughly protect the legal rights of Chinese fishermen, avoiding incidents that endanger personal safety.

Images & Illustrations of fishing

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