|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|
"fish for compliments"
|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|
|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|
|9.||[ noun ] (cards,games) a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards|