[ fish-ing ]
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  1. the act of catching fish: Fishing is not allowed in this park.

  2. the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish: A day at sea with Floyd has greatly improved my fishing.

  1. the conditions for catching fish: The fishing is exceptionally good today.

  2. Archaic. a place or facility for catching fish.

Origin of fishing

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English fisshing; see origin at fish, -ing1

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How to use fishing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fishing


/ (ˈfɪʃɪŋ) /

    • the occupation of catching fish

    • (as modifier): a fishing match

  1. another word for piscary (def. 2)

Other words from fishing

  • Related adjective: piscatorial

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