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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fish  \Fish\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fished};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fishing}.] 
  1.  To  attempt  to  catch  fish;  to  be  employed  in  taking  fish, 
  by  any  means  as  by  angling  or  drawing  a  net. 
 
  2.  To  seek  to  obtain  by  artifice,  or  indirectly  to  seek  to 
  draw  forth;  as  to  fish  for  compliments. 
 
  Any  other  fishing  question.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fishing  \Fish"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  practice,  or  art  of  one  who  fishes. 
 
  2.  A  fishery.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fishing  \Fish"ing\,  a.  [From  {Fishing},  n.] 
  Pertaining  to  fishing;  used  in  fishery;  engaged  in  fishing; 
  as  fishing  boat;  fishing  tackle;  fishing  village. 
 
  {Fishing  fly},  an  artificial  fly  for  fishing. 
 
  {Fishing  line},  a  line  used  in  catching  fish. 
 
  {Fishing  net},  a  net  of  various  kinds  for  catching  fish; 
  including  the  bag  net,  casting  net,  drag  net,  landing  net, 
  seine,  shrimping  net,  trawl,  etc 
 
  {Fishing  rod},  a  long  slender  rod,  to  which  is  attached  the 
  line  for  angling. 
 
  {Fishing  smack},  a  sloop  or  other  small  vessel  used  in  sea 
  fishing. 
 
  {Fishing  tackle},  apparatus  used  in  fishing,  as  hook,  line 
  rod,  etc 
 
  {Fishing  tube}  (Micros.),  a  glass  tube  for  selecting  a 
  microscopic  object  in  a  fluid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fishing 
  n  1:  the  act  of  someone  who  fishes  as  a  diversion 
  2:  the  occupation  of  catching  fish 




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