HyperDic: fish

English > 6 senses of the word fish / Fish:
NOUNanimalfishany of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
foodfishthe flesh of fish used as food
person Fish, Pisces(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
locationFish, Pisces, Pisces the Fishesthe twelfth sign of the zodiac
VERBcontactfish, angleseek indirectly
competitionfishcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish
fish / Fish > pronunciation
Soundsfih'sh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > fish: 6 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills.
Examples
  • "the shark is a large fish"
  • "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
Member ofPiscesA group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates
school, shoalA large group of fish
Partsfinorgan of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
fish scalescale of the kind that covers the bodies of fish
fishboneA bone of a fish
lateral line, lateral line organsense organs of fish and amphibians
miltseminal fluid produced by male fish
roeeggs of female fish
tail fin, caudal finThe tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates
Narrowerbony fishAny fish of the class Osteichthyes
bottom-feeder, bottom-dwellerA fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
bottom lurkersA fish that lurks on the bottom of a body of water
cartilaginous fish, chondrichthianfishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified
climbing perch, Anabas testudineus, A. testudineusA small perch / perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air
fingerlingA young or small fish
food fishAny fish used for food by human beings
game fish, sport fishAny fish providing sport for the angler
mouthbreederAny of various fishes that carry their eggs and their young in their mouths
northern snakeheadA voracious freshwater fish that is native to northeastern China
rough fishAny fish useless for food or sport or even as bait
spawnerA female fish at spawning time
young fishA fish that is young
Broaderaquatic vertebrateanimal living wholly or chiefly in or on water
Spanishpeces, pescado, pez, pisces
Catalanpeix
Adjectivesfishyof or relating to or resembling fish
piscineof or relating to fish
Verbsfishcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish
fishseek indirectly
English > fish: 6 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningThe flesh of fish used as food.
Examples
  • "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"
  • "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"
Narroweralewifeflesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams
anchovytiny fishes usually canned or salted
eelThe fatty flesh of eel
haddockLean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod
hakeThe lean flesh of a fish similar to cod
mullet, grey mullet, gray mulletHighly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
panfishAny of numerous small food fishes
rock salmonAny of several coarse fishes (such as dogfish or wolffish) when used as food
salmonflesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
schrod, scrodflesh of young Atlantic cod weighing up to 2 pounds
shadbony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning
smeltsmall cold-water silvery fish
stockfishfish cured by being split and air-dried without salt
troutflesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
Broaderfood, solid foodAny solid substance (as opposed to liquid / liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
Spanishpescado, pescar
Catalanpeix, pescar
Verbsfishcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish
English > Fish: 6 senses > noun 3, person
Meaning(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces.
SynonymPisces
Categoryastrology, star divinationA pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > Fish: 6 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20.
SynonymsPisces, Pisces the Fishes
Instance ofsign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
Spanishpiscis
CatalanPeixos, peixos, Pisces
English > fish: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningseek indirectly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"fish for compliments"
Synonymangle
Broadersearch, seek, look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
Spanishpescar
Nounsfishany of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
English > fish: 6 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe men fish the area for animals; The men fish for animals in the area
Example"I like to go fishing on weekends"
Narroweranglefish with a hook
brailhaul fish aboard with brails
crabfish for crab
net fishfish with nets
prawnfish for prawns
railfish with a handline over the rails of a boat
scallop, scollopfish for scallops
seinefish with a seine
sharkhunt shark
shrimpfish for shrimp
still-fishfish with the line and bait resting still or stationary in the water
trawlfish with trawlers
Broadercatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Spanishfaenar, pescar
Catalanpescar
Nounsfishany of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
fishthe flesh of fish used as food
fishersomeone whose occupation is catching fish
fisherya workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
fishingthe act of someone who fishes as a diversion
fishingthe occupation of catching fish for a living

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