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Definition of Fish

Fish

  1. A counter, used in various games.
  2. of Fish
  3. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
  4. 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.
  5. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
  6. The flesh of fish, used as food.
  7. A purchase used to fish the anchor.
  8. A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
  9. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
  10. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
  11. To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
  12. To search by raking or sweeping.
  13. To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
  14. 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.

Fish Quotations

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
W. C. Fields

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Maimonides

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Jim Hightower

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
Jay Inslee
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Fish Translations

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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