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fishing

[ fish-ing ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of catching fish: Fishing is not allowed in this park.
the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish: A day at sea with Floyd has greatly improved my fishing.
the conditions for catching fish: The fishing is exceptionally good today.
Archaic. a place or facility for catching fish.

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Origin of fishing

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English fisshing; see origin at fish, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for fishing

fishing
/ (ˈfɪʃɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the occupation of catching fish
  2. (as modifier)a fishing match
another word for piscary (def. 2)

Other words from fishing

Related adjective: piscatorial
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