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Meaning of FISHING

Pronunciation:  'fishing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of someone who fishes as a diversion
  2. [n]  the occupation of catching fish

FISHING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: angling, business, business enterprise, cast, casting, commercial enterprise, field sport, outdoor sport



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fish"ing\, n.
    1. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
    2. A fishery. --Spenser.
  2. \Fish"ing\, a. [From {Fishing}, n.]
    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 tackle}, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line,
       rod, etc.
    {Fishing tube} (Micros.), a glass tube for selecting a
       microscopic object in a fluid.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are fishing indicates that you are confronting and bringing your repressed emotions to the surface. In particular, to dream that you are ice fishing, suggests that you are breaking through a hardened emotional barrier and confronting difficult feelings from your unconscious.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: angling, casting, cynegetic, delving, digging, fishery, fly fishing, following, guddling, halieutic, harpooning, hunting, in full cry, in hot pursuit, in pursuit, in search of, jigging, loaded for bear, looking for, nosy, out for, out for bear, piscation, piscatorial, piscatory, poking, probing, prying, pursuant, pursuing, questing, rod and reel, searching, seeking, still-fishing, trawling, trolling, whaling