1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

"the shark is a large fish" "in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish"

Related terms: aquatic_vertebrate bony_fish spawner northern_snakehead bottom_feeder young_fish mouthbreeder fingerling cartilaginous_fish a._testudineus game_fish food_fish rough_fish Pisces school tail_fin fin fishbone roe lateral_line milt fish_scale
2. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) the flesh of fish used as food

"in Japan most fish is eaten raw" "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat" "they have a chef who specializes in fish"

Related terms: foodstuff food alewife anchovy stockfish trout smelt schrod haddock hake rock_salmon eel salmon shad mullet panfish panfish
3. [ verb ] seek indirectly
Synonyms: angle

"fish for compliments"

Related terms: search
4. [ verb ] catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

"I like to go fishing on weekends"

Related terms: catch shark seine angle shrimp crab brail trawl still-fish rail prawn scallop net_fish fishing fishery fishing
5. [ noun ] a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
Synonyms: fool chump sucker schlemiel patsy mark fall_guy shlemiel soft_touch mug gull
Related terms: victim fool absorb gull
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1377
7. [ noun ] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
Synonyms: pisces
Related terms: person astrology
8. [ noun ] (astronomy) the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from February 19 to March 20
Synonyms: Pisces Pisces_the_Fishes
Related terms: sign_of_the_zodiac
9. [ noun ] (cards,games) a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards
Synonyms: go_fish
Related terms: card_game
Similar spelling:   fishy