Definition of Fishing

1. Noun. The act of someone who fishes as a diversion.

Exact synonyms: Sportfishing
Generic synonyms: Field Sport, Outdoor Sport
Specialized synonyms: Angling, Cast, Casting
Examples of category: Bite
Derivative terms: Fish

2. Noun. The occupation of catching fish for a living.
Generic synonyms: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Derivative terms: Fish

Definition of Fishing

1. n. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.

2. a. Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.

Definition of Fishing

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to fishing. ¹

2. Noun. The activity or sport of catching fish from a body of water. ¹

3. Noun. The business of catching fish in large quantities for sale. ¹

4. Noun. A place for catching fish. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of fish) ¹

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Definition of Fishing

1. the occupation or pastime of catching fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fishing

1. 1. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes. 2. A fishery. Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing. Fishing line, a line used in catching fish. Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc. Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling. Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing. Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc. Fishing tube, a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid. Origin: From Fishing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishing

fishing (current term)
fishing boat
fishing boats
fishing cat
fishing cats
fishing eagle
fishing expedition
fishing expeditions
fishing gear
fishing ground
fishing grounds
fishing hook
fishing hooks
fishing licence
fishing license

Literary usage of Fishing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Angler: Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, George Washington Bethune (1847)
"To which is added an Appendix, including Illustrative Ballads, Music, Papers on American fishing, and the most Complete Catalogue of Books on Angling, &.c., ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Forum 52:352 Mr '15 66:352-62 Je '15 Frank goes fishing. ... Pop Sci 87:90-9 Jl '15 fee also Fish culture; fishing; Seals (animals) Fishermen Where the fish ..."

3. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"St Lucia BH fishing Tournament November 22 St Cecilia's Day. ... Christmas Folk Fiesta fishing fishing is an island pursuit, and many St Lucians will fish ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"fishing Gossip (Edinburgh, 1 866), contains a paper on " fishing and Fish-Hooks of the Earliest Date," by Jonathan Couch ; CD Badham, ..."

5. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by Lorents G. (FRW) Lorentsen, OECD Staff (2004)
"3.4 Freshwater fishing and ecosystems Overfishing. the disappearance of small fishing ... Small-scale fishing remains an important livelihood in sparsely ..."

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