Associations to the word «Fish»


FISH, noun. (countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.
FISH, noun. (possibly archaic) Any animal that lives exclusively in water.
FISH, noun. (uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.
FISH, noun. (countable) A period of time spent fishing.
FISH, noun. (countable) An instance of seeking something.
FISH, noun. (uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards in pairs or sets of four (depending on the variation), by asking the other players for cards of a particular rank.
FISH, noun. (uncountable) (derogatory) (slang) A woman.
FISH, noun. (countable) (slang) An easy victim for swindling.
FISH, noun. (countable) (poker slang) A bad poker player.
FISH, noun. (countable) (nautical) A makeshift overlapping longitudinal brace, originally shaped roughly like a fish, used to temporarily repair or extend a spar or mast of a ship.
FISH, noun. (nautical) A purchase used to fish the anchor.
FISH, noun. (countable) (nautical) A torpedo.
FISH, noun. (zoology) A paraphyletic grouping of the following extant taxonomic groups:
FISH, noun. Class Myxini, the hagfish (no vertebra)
FISH, noun. Class Petromyzontida, the lampreys (no jaw)
FISH, noun. Within infraphylum Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates (also including Tetrapoda)
FISH, noun. Class Chondrichthyes, cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays
FISH, noun. Superclass Osteichthyes, bony fish.
FISH, verb. (intransitive) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not.
FISH, verb. (transitive) To try to find something other than fish in (a body of water).
FISH, verb. (intransitive) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.
FISH, verb. (intransitive) (followed by "around") To attempt to obtain information by talking to people.
FISH, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.
FISH, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (followed by "for") To attempt to gain.
FISH, verb. (nautical) To repair a spar or mast using a brace often called a fish (see Noun above).
FISH, noun. (obsolete) A counter, used in various games.
FISH, proper noun. A surname​.
FISH 'N' CHIPS, noun. (plurale tantum) Alternative spelling of fish and chips
FISH AND BREWIS, noun. A traditional Newfoundland meal of codfish and hard bread or hardtack.
FISH AND CHIPS, noun. A meal of fish fried in batter and served with chips (fried potatoes), popular throughout the Anglosphere, especially in coastal regions.
FISH BEAM, noun. A beam one of whose sides (commonly the underside) swells out like the belly of a fish.
FISH BOWL, noun. A low, broad transparent bowl in which fish are kept in a domestic environment
FISH BOWL, noun. (by extension) any place that lacks privacy
FISH BOWLS, noun. Plural of fish bowl
FISH CAKE, noun. Alternative spelling of fishcake
FISH CAKES, noun. Plural of fish cake
FISH COP, noun. (US) (Canada) (slang) An officer of a fish and wildlife conservation commission.
FISH COPS, noun. Plural of fish cop
FISH CROW, noun. Corvus ossifragus, a wetland crow of the eastern and southeastern United States that feeds largely on fish.
FISH EAGLE, noun. A bird of prey species, the fishing eagle Pandion haliaëtus.
FISH EAGLES, noun. Plural of fish eagle
FISH FARM, noun. A place or facility dedicated to the raising of fish or other seafood for sale.
FISH FARMING, noun. The commercial activity of operating fish farms
FISH FARMS, noun. Plural of fish farm
FISH FINGER, noun. (chiefly UK) A rectangular stick of processed fish coated in breadcrumbs that is cooked by frying or grilling.
FISH FINGERS, noun. Plural of fish finger
FISH FOOD, noun. Food for fish that are kept in aquaria; sprinkled on the surface of the water
FISH FOR COMPLIMENTS, verb. (idiomatic) To try to induce someone to make a compliment.
FISH FORK, noun. A fork intended for eating fish and other seafood, as at formal dining where different forks are provided for different courses.
FISH FRY, noun. (US) A meal, especially a cookout, featuring deep-fried, battered fish.
FISH FUR, noun. Low-quality or fake fur used as a fabric for clothing
FISH GARTH, noun. A dam or weir in a river for raising fish.
FISH GIG, noun. Alternative spelling of fishgig
FISH GIGS, noun. Plural of fish gig
FISH GLUE, noun. Isinglass
FISH HAWK, noun. (Scotland) osprey
FISH HAWKS, noun. Plural of fish hawk
FISH HOOK, noun. The name of the International Phonetic Alphabet character, used to represent an alveolar tap.
FISH HOOKS, noun. Plural of fish hook
FISH HORN, noun. Alternative form of fish-horn
FISH HORNS, noun. Plural of fish horn
FISH KETTLE, noun. A type of large pan used to steam fish
FISH KETTLES, noun. Plural of fish kettle
FISH KILL, noun. (marine biology) An underwater anoxic event, especially one that causes a crash in fish populations
FISH KILL, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see fish,‎ kill.
FISH KNIFE, noun. Alternative spelling of fish-knife
FISH KNIVES, noun. Plural of fish knife
FISH LADDER, noun. A structure built on or around dams or locks to faciliate the migration of fish.
FISH LADDERS, noun. Plural of fish ladder
FISH MEAL, noun. Alternative spelling of fishmeal
FISH OIL, noun. A dietary supplement made up of oil derived from the tissues of oily fish manufactured and sold in liquid, capsule and tablet forms.
FISH OILS, noun. Plural of fish oil
FISH OR CUT BAIT, verb. (idiomatic) To make a decision, especially after a period of delay; to either take action now or forgo the opportunity.
FISH OUT, verb. To deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water.
FISH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To search for by rummaging, and then extract (an item from e.g. a container).
FISH OUT OF WATER, noun. A person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.
FISH OWL, noun. Any of group of four species of Asian owls within the genus Bubo resembling the eagle owl.
FISH OWLS, noun. Plural of fish owl
FISH PASS, noun. Fish ladder
FISH PASSES, noun. Plural of fish pass
FISH PASTE, noun. (British) Any of several varieties of spread, made from fish with the addition of some cereal, traditionally eaten on toast
FISH PASTES, noun. Plural of fish paste
FISH POND, noun. Alternative spelling of fishpond
FISH PONDS, noun. Plural of fish pond
FISH POUND, noun. (US) (dialect) A net attached to stakes, for catching fish; a weir.
FISH SAUCE, noun. A condiment made from fermented fish.
FISH SAUCES, noun. Plural of fish sauce
FISH SLICE, noun. (British) A kitchen utensil used to turn foodstuffs in a frying pan. Commonly, burgers and omelettes.
FISH STEPS, noun. (pluralonly) fish ladder
FISH STICK, noun. (US) A rectangular morsel of processed fish coated in breadcrumbs that is cooked by frying or grilling.
FISH STICKS, noun. Plural of fish stick
FISH STORIES, noun. Plural of fish story
FISH STORY, noun. An exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale.
FISH STRAINER, noun. A colander with handles, for taking fish from a boiler.
FISH STRAINER, noun. A perforated earthenware slab at the bottom of a dish, to drain the water from a boiled fish.
FISH SUPPER, noun. (Scotland) Fish and chips.
FISH SUPPERS, noun. Plural of fish supper
FISH TANK, noun. A container, usually made out of glass or acrylic, specifically designed for holding water and marine life
FISH TANKS, noun. Plural of fish tank
FISH TAPE, noun. A long strip of stiff metal, frequently kept on a spool, used to guide or draw wires and cables through a building.
FISH TAPES, noun. Plural of fish tape
FISH TEA, noun. A spicy Caribbean soup resembling bouillon, made with fish, ground yam, pumpkin, cassava, and potatoes.
FISH TO FRY, noun. (idiomatic) A matter to attend to.
FISH TRAP, noun. Alternative form of fish-trap
FISH TRAPS, noun. Plural of fish trap
FISH TROWEL, noun. (dated) fish slice
FISH WHEEL, noun. A water-powered device for catching fish that operates rather like a mill wheel.
FISH WHEELS, noun. Plural of fish wheel

Dictionary definition

FISH, noun. Any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish".
FISH, noun. 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".
FISH, noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces.
FISH, noun. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20.
FISH, verb. Seek indirectly; "fish for compliments".
FISH, verb. Catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends".

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