Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
    in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish
  2. (noun, food) the flesh of fish used as food
    after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
    they have a chef who specializes in fish
  3. (noun, person) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
  4. (noun, location) the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
  5. (verb, contact) seek indirectly
  6. (verb, competition) catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

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Synonyms of Fish

angle, pisces, pisces the fishes

Origin of the word Fish

  1. O.E. fisc, from P.Gmc. *fiskaz (cf. O.H.G. fisc, O.N. fiskr, Du. vis, Ger. Fisch, Goth. fisks), from PIE *piskos (cf. L. piscis). The verb is O.E. fiscian.
    "Of all diversions ... fishing is the worst qualified to amuse a man who is at once indolent and impatient." [Scott, 1814]
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