a small pond containing fish, often one in which edible fish are raised for commercial purposes, as for stocking lakes and streams or wholesaling.

Origin of fishpond

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at fish, pond Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fishpond

Historical Examples of fishpond

  • I want them for my fishpond stream rather than for the bee-house one.

    Hortus Inclusus

    John Ruskin

  • The boy left the room; behind the garden there was a fishpond; in that he drowned himself.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • Thereupon she took the sieve and threw it into the fishpond.

  • "They may both be at the bottom of the Lords' fishpond, for what I care," said Vavasor.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope

  • I have been waiting for you until I am wet through and have a fishpond in each pocket.


    Emile Zola