What does fishing mean?

Definitions for fishing
ˈfɪʃ ɪŋfish·ing

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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?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    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. Masato Hasegawa:

    Right now, the lifestyle we have is really good, better than it could have been with fishing, the job is established and steady, so I think my sons will want to inherit. They'll make a good living.

  2. Haren Das:

    Thousands of people living here who are associated directly or indirectly with fishing activities have benefited from the increase in hilsa after the cyclones.

  3. Ryan Jackson.Jackson:

    There's no — there was no reason for The EPA. There was no topic. It was just a fishing expedition, and so when I say it's politically charged, there's no real FOIA, you know, Freedom of Information Act reason for it, it is just simply submitted to us to see what we will produce.

  4. Brooks Dunn:

    I don’t claim to be a chef but I realized that a lot of the people that really inspired my life, the good things in my life, the moments in my life that make the memories that I really cherish-- revolved around those things hunting and fishing and spending time, being out in a garden and learning about food and things that wind up on the dinner table.

  5. Roy Firestone:

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

Images & Illustrations of fishing

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