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. Carlos Nieves:

    I’d pick up my [fishing] gear and I would stomp on it, i have a big foot.

  2. Sompong Srakaew:

    The government mustn't take a short-term view just to meet the EU's targets, some progress has been made but the law will need to be enforced both in terms of monitoring vessels and also workers in the fishing sector.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    I'm thinking of buying an aquarium and filling it up with fish so when I'm bored I can go fishing.

  4. Sanya Prakobphol:

    The fishing business isn't so good so the fishermen make their boats people-carrying boats, Some converted Ranong boats can carry up to 1,000 people.

  5. Cabinet Secretary:

    The president has said our maritime sector is in a state of emergency...so we need a new, bold approach and that's why he's declared a war on illegal fishing, We are trying to send a clear message to our neighbors like Malaysia and China, which operate illegal ships in our territory, that this is not a normal situation for us.

Images & Illustrations of fishing

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