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  • 1 fish — [fish] n. pl. fish; in referring to different species, fishes [ME < OE fisc, akin to Ger fisch, Du visch < IE base * pisk > L piscis] 1. any of three classes (jawless, cartilaginous, and bony fishes) of coldblooded vertebrate animals… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 fish — 1 /fIS/ noun plural fish or fishes (C) 1 an animal that lives in water, and uses its fins (1) and tail to swim: The lake is well stocked with fish. | catch a fish: Ronny caught three huge fish this afternoon. 2 (U) the flesh of a fish used as… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 fish — fish1 [ fıʃ ] (plural fish or fish|es) noun *** 1. ) count an animal that lives in water and swims. It breathes by using its gills and moves by using its tail and fins . Saltwater fish live in the ocean and freshwater fish live in rivers and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 fish — I UK [fɪʃ] / US noun Word forms fish : singular fish plural fish or fishes *** 1) [countable] an animal that lives in water and swims. It breathes by using its gills and moves by using its tail and fins. Saltwater fish live in the sea and… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 fish — fish1 W1S2 [fıʃ] n plural fish or fishes [: Old English; Origin: fisc; related to Pisces] 1.) an animal that lives in water, and uses its ↑fins and tail to swim ▪ Ronny caught three huge fish this afternoon. ▪ Over 1,500 different specie …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 fish — I. /fɪʃ / (say fish) noun (plural fish or fishes) 1. any of various cold blooded, completely aquatic vertebrates, having gills, fins, and typically an elongated body usually covered with scales. 2. any of various other aquatic animals. 3. the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …

    Universalium

  • 8 fish — [[t]fɪ̱ʃ[/t]] ♦♦ fishes, fishing, fished (The form fish is usually used for the plural, but fishes can also be used.) 1) N COUNT A fish is a creature that lives in water and has a tail and fins. There are many different kinds of fish. An expert… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 fish — [[t]fɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively)fish, (esp. for kinds or species)fish•es 1) ich any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with scales: includes three unrelated… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 fish — 1. noun /ˈfɪʃ,ˈfɘʃ/ a) A cold blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills. Salmon is a fish. b) Any vertebrate that lives in water and cannot live outside it. God created all the fishes of… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 fish — fɪʃ n. type of cold blooded aquatic animal with fins and scales; other aquatic animals (Informal); flesh of fish; fellow, guy (used in combination i.e. odd fish, queer fish) v. catch fish; try to catch fish; search for fish; search; try to… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 fish*/*/*/ — [fɪʃ] (plural fish fishes) noun [C/U] I an animal that lives in water and swims, or the meat of this animal • fish and chips a meal of fish and long thin pieces of potato, cooked in hot oil[/ex] II verb [I] fish [fɪʃ] 1) to try to catch fish 2)… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 fish — I. noun (plural fish or fishes) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fisc; akin to Old High German fisc fish, Latin piscis Date: before 12th century 1. a. an aquatic animal usually used in combination < starfish …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 fish — I. v. a. 1. Angle, bob, try to catch fish. 2. [With for.] Angle, seek by indirection, endeavor to call out, hint after, seek by artifice. II. v. a. 1. Angle, try to take in. 2. Grapple, catch, draw up. 3. Rake, drag, search by dra …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 fish — 1. n. & v. n. (pl. same or fishes) 1 a vertebrate cold blooded animal with gills and fins living wholly in water. 2 any animal living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish. 3 the flesh of fish as food. 4 colloq. a person… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 Fish — 1. n. & v. n. (pl. same or fishes) 1 a vertebrate cold blooded animal with gills and fins living wholly in water. 2 any animal living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish. 3 the flesh of fish as food. 4 colloq. a person… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 Fish — Fish, v. t. [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fisc?n, Goth. fisk?n. See {Fish} the animal.] 1. To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor. [1913 Webster] 2. To search by raking or sweeping. Swift.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 catch — ► VERB (past and past part. caught) 1) intercept and hold (something thrown, propelled, or dropped). 2) seize or take hold of. 3) capture after a chase or in a trap, net, etc. 4) be in time to board (a train, bus, etc.) or to see (a person,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 19 fish — Ⅰ. fish [1] ► NOUN (pl. same or fishes) 1) a limbless cold blooded animal with a backbone, gills and fins, living wholly in water. 2) the flesh of fish as food. 3) informal a person who is strange in a specified way: he s a cold fish. ► VERB 1) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 catch — catch1 W1S1 [kætʃ] v past tense and past participle caught [ko:t US ko:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take and hold)¦ 2¦(find/stop somebody)¦ 3¦(see somebody doing something)¦ 4¦(illness)¦ 5 catch somebody by surprise/catch somebody off guard 6 catch somebody… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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