The definition of a fish is an animal that lives in the water and breathes through gills.(noun)
An example of a fish is salmon.
To fish is defined as to try and obtain information or to catch animals that live in the water, such as salmon.(verb)
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Origin: ME < OE fisc, akin to Ger fisch, Du visch < IE base *pisk- > L piscis
Origin: OE fiscian
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noun pl. Fish fish or fish·es
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English fisc.
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a term describing fish that migrate upriver to spawn.
a term describing fish that migrate downriver to spawn.
1. the activity of fishing.
2. a work on fishing. —halieutic, adj.
a toxic condition caused by toxic fish roe.
the worship of fish or of fish-shaped idols.
1. the branch of zoology that studies fishes.
2. a zoological treatise on fish. —ichthyologist, n. —ichthyological, adj.
a form of divination involving the heads or entrails of fish.
an abnormal love of fish.
the practice of eating or subsisting on fish. —ichthyophagist, n. —ichthyophagous, adj.
1. a ritual avoidance of fish, especially under the pressure of taboo.
2. an abnormal fear of fish.
a dermatologie condition in which the skin resembles fish scales. —ichthyotic, adj.
the anatomical structure of fishes and its study. —ichthyotomist, n. —ichthyotomic, adj.
the right of one person to fish in waters belonging to another. See also law.
Rare. the art or science of fishing.
an angler or fisherman.
the breeding of fish, as a hobby or for scientific or commercial purposes. —pisciculturist, n. —piscicultural, adj.
the branch of biology that studies plankton, especially as the sustenance of planktivorous fish.
1. a keen angler or fisherman, after Izaak Walton (1593-1683), English author of The Compleat Angler.
2. an admirer of the works of Izaak Walton. —Waltonian, adj.
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