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  1. fish·ing
    IPA[ˈfiSHiNG]
  2. noun

    • 1. the activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport:

      the area is renowned for its excellent deep-sea fishing
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fishing

    • noun

      the activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport:
    • noun

      a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins and living wholly in water:

      the flesh of fish as food:

    • verb

      catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line:

      catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water):

    • noun

      a flat plate of metal, wood, or another material that is fixed on a beam or across a joint in order to give additional strength, especially on a ship's damaged mast or spar as a temporary repair.
    • verb

      mend or strengthen (a beam, joint, mast, etc.) with a fish.

      join (rails in a railroad track) with a fishplate.

    • noun

      a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water:

      the flesh of fish as food:

    • verb

      catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line:

      catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water):

    • noun

      a flat plate that is fixed on a beam or across a joint in order to give additional strength.

      a long, slightly curved piece of wood that is lashed to a ship's damaged mast or spar as a temporary repair.

    • verb

      mend or strengthen with a fish.

      join (rails in a railway track) with a fishplate.

    • noun

      a long, tapering rod to which a fishing line is attached, typically on a reel.
    • noun

      the sport of fishing using a rod and an artificial fly as bait.
    • a search or investigation undertaken with the hope, though not the stated purpose, of discovering information
    • noun

      fishing on the high seas in contravention of national and international laws governing quotas, typically by ships under flags of convenience that are owned by dummy companies.
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