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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

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

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Herbert Hoover

He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.
Jose Rizal

A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.
Herb Caen

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