noun (collectively (UK) or (US) and when referring to two or more kinds fishes or informally fishies)
- (countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.
verb (fish, es)
- We have many in our aquarium.
- (context, possibly archaic) Any vertebrates that lives in water and cannot live outside it.
- (context, collectively) (plural of, fish)
- (uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.
- The seafood pasta had lots of but not enough pasta.
- (countable) A period of time spent fishing.
- The at the lake didn't prove successful.
- (countable) An instance of seeking something.
- Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.
- (uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain pairs of cards.
- (context, uncountable, derogatory, slang) Women.
- (slang) An easy victim for swindle, swindling.
- (intransitive) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not.
- She went to the river to for trout.
- (context, intransitive, followed by "about," "around," "through," etc.) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.
- Why are you fishing through in my things?
- (context, intransitive, followed by "around") To attempt to obtain information by talking to people.
- The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.
- (context, intransitive, cricket) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.
- (context, transitive, followed by "for") To attempt to get hold of (an object) that is among other objects.
- He was fishing for in his pocket the keys.
- (context, transitive, figurative, followed by "for") To attempt to gain.
- The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.
- Of or relating to fish.
- It was a fine dinner.
- Of or relating to fishing.
- Put the worm on a hook.
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