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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fish-ing]
    • /ˈfɪʃ ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish-ing]
    • /ˈfɪʃ ɪŋ/

Definitions of fishing word

  • noun fishing the act of catching fish. 1
  • noun fishing the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish. 1
  • noun fishing a place or facility for catching fish. 1
  • noun plural fishing any of various cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with scales. 1
  • noun plural fishing (loosely) any of various other aquatic animals. 1
  • noun plural fishing the flesh of fishes used as food. 1

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Origin of fishing

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, fishing is from the Middle English word fisshing. See fish, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Fishing


fishing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fishing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fishing

noun fishing

  • fly-fishing — Angling. a method of fishing in which fly casting is used.
  • piscary — Law. the right or privilege of fishing in particular waters.
  • trolling — to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
  • angling — Angling is the activity or sport of fishing with a fishing rod.
  • casting — A casting is an object or piece of machinery which has been made by pouring a liquid such as hot metal into a container, so that when it hardens it has the required shape.

Top questions with fishing

  • how to play go fishing?
  • how to fly fishing?

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