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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
fish (noun)
1.
a) an aquatic animal - usually used in combination starfish cuttlefish
b) any of numerous cold-blooded strictly aquatic craniate vertebrates that include the bony and usually the cartilaginous and jawless fishes and that have typically an elongated somewhat spindle-shaped body terminating in a broad caudal fin, limbs in the form of fins when present at all, and a 2-chambered heart by which blood is sent through thoracic gills to be oxygenated - fishes
2.
the flesh of fish used as food
3.
a) a person who is caught or is wanted (as in a criminal investigation)
b) - fellow person an odd fish
c) - sucker
4.
something that resembles a fish as
a) capitalized - pisces , also - pisces
b) - torpedo
fish (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to attempt to catch fish
2.
to seek something by roundabout means - fishing for a compliment
3.
a) to search for something underwater - fish for pearls
transitive verb
b) to engage in a search by groping or feeling - fishing around in her purse for her keys
1.
a) to try to catch fish in
b) to fish with use (as a boat, net, or bait) in - fishing
2.
a) to go fishing for - fish salmon
b) to pull or draw as if fishing - fished the ball from under the car fish wires through a conduit
Fish (biographical name)
Hamilton 1808–1893 Am. statesman
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
fish (noun)
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
fish (verb)
to search for something blindly or uncertainly
SYNONIMS:
feel, fish, fumble, scrabble
RELATED WORDS:
grabble; cast about, hunt, look, reach, seek (out); capture, clutch, corral, get, grab, nab, nail, seize, snatch; comb, dig (through), dredge, rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour
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