A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
The flesh of fish, used as food.
A purchase used to fish the anchor.
A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
To search by raking or sweeping.
To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.
The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his 'basic rights.' Thomas Sowell
fish in Afrikaans is vis, visvang
fish in Danish is fisk, fiske
fish in Dutch is vissen
fish in Finnish is kala
fish in German is fischen, Fisch, Fisch, angeln
fish in Italian is pescare, pescare, pesce
fish in Latin is piscis piscis
fish in Norwegian is fisk, fiske
fish in Portuguese is peixe, peixes
fish in Spanish is pescar, pescado, pescar, pez
fish in Swedish is meta, fisk
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