- a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water；the flesh of fish as food
- catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line；catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water)
noun: fish, plural noun: fish
verb: fish, 3rd person present: fishes, gerund or present participle: fishing, past tense: fished, past participle: fished
- 1. a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water the huge lakes are now devoid of fish
- ▪ the flesh of fish as food a dinner of meat, dried fish, and bread
- ▪ the zodiacal sign or constellation Pisces.
- ▪ used in names of invertebrate animals living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish.
- ▪ informal a torpedo.
- 2. British informal a person who is strange in a specified way he is generally thought to be a bit of a cold fish
- 1. catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line he was fishing for pike I've told the girls we've gone fishing 同義詞
- ▪ catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water) many of the lochs we used to fish are now affected by forestry
- 2. search by groping or feeling for something concealed he fished for his registration certificate and held it up to the policeman's torch 同義詞
- ▪ try subtly or deviously to elicit a response or some information from someone I was not fishing for compliments 同義詞
- ▪ pull or take something out of water or a receptacle the body of a woman had been fished out of the river