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From Old English fisc < Proto-Germanic *fiskaz < Proto-Indo-European *peisk-, *pisk-. Cognate with Dutch vis, German Fisch, Swedish fisk. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin piscis, Russian пискарь, Irish iasc.
- (countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.
- We have many fish in our aquarium.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any vertebrate that lives in water and cannot live outside it.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Plural form of fish.
- (uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.
- The seafood pasta had lots of fish but not enough pasta.
- (countable) A period of time spent fishing.
- The fish at the lake didn't prove successful.
- (countable) An instance of seeking something.
- Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.
- (uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain pairs of cards.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Women.
- (slang) An easy victim for swindling.
- (card game): go fish
Adjectivefish (not comparable)
- Of or relating to fish.
- It was a fine fish dinner.
- Of or relating to fishing.
- Put the worm on a fish hook.
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.
- Why are you fishing through in my things?
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attempt to obtain information by talking to people.
- The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attempt to get hold of (an object) that is among other objects.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attempt to gain.
- The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.
- (try to catch a fish): angle, drop in a line
- (try to find something): rifle, rummage
- (attempt to get hold of (an object) among others): rummage
- (attempt to gain (compliments, etc)): angle
- Wikipedia has a disambiguation page on “Fish”. Wikipedia
- Wikispecies has an article on “Fish”. Wikispecies
- fish (food) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:fish (food)
- fishing on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:fishing
- Fish on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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