fishing meaning

[ 'fiʃiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "fishing" in a sentence
Noun: fishing  fishing
  1. The act of someone who fishes as a diversion
    - sportfishing 
  2. The occupation of catching fish for a living
Verb: fish  fish
  1. Seek indirectly
    "fish for compliments"
    - angle 
  2. Catch or try to catch fish or shellfish
    "I like to go fishing on weekends"

Sounds like: phishing

Derived forms: fishings

See also: fisher, fishery, piscatory

Type of: business, business enterprise, catch, commercial enterprise, field sport, grab, look for, outdoor sport, search, seek, take hold of

Encyclopedia: Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union Fish Fish, Food and Allied Workers union Fish, Soap and Bonds by Larry Fondation Fish, Hamilton


[Oil and gas]
Operations within a wellbore which focus on retrieving objects (fish) left in the borehole.


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  1. fishing is still the main industry there.
  2. he enjoys riding, fishing and shooting.
  3. if i had my druthers, i 'd go fishing.
  4. all my fishing paraphernalia is in the car.
  5. what did he wear when he wasn't fishing?

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