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Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament.
John Badham

Meaning of "fishing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FISHING

fishing  [ˈfɪʃɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FISHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fishing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FISHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fishing

Fishing

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. The term fishing may be applied to catching other aquatic animals such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate. According to FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people. In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational pastime.

Definition of fishing in the English dictionary

The definition of fishing in the dictionary is the occupation of catching fish.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FISHING


astonishing
əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ
bonefishing
ˈbəʊnˌfɪʃɪŋ
diminishing
dɪˈmɪnɪʃɪŋ
distinguishing
dɪsˈtɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ
electrofishing
ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌfɪʃɪŋ
finishing
ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ
flourishing
ˈflʌrɪʃɪŋ
fly-fishing
ˈflaɪˌfɪʃɪŋ
languishing
ˈlæŋɡwɪʃɪŋ
nourishing
ˈnʌrɪʃɪŋ
overfishing
ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃɪŋ
phishing
ˈfɪʃɪŋ
photofinishing
ˌfəʊtəʊˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ
publishing
ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ
punishing
ˈpʌnɪʃɪŋ
ravishing
ˈrævɪʃɪŋ
refurbishing
riːˈfɜːbɪʃɪŋ
rodfishing
ˈrɒdˌfɪʃɪŋ
sportfishing
ˈspɔːtˌfɪʃɪŋ
well-wishing
ˈwelˌwɪʃɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FISHING

fishgig
Fishguard
fishier
fishiest
fishify
fishily
fishiness
fishing boat
fishing expedition
fishing fleet
fishing ground
fishing harbour
fishing industry
fishing line
fishing net
fishing permit
fishing port
fishing rod
fishing tackle
fishing village

WORDS THAT END LIKE FISHING

anything
blushing
bushing
crashing
crushing
Cushing
dashing
desktop publishing
flashing
flushing
gushing
ice fishing
lashing
Pershing
pushing
refreshing
slashing
smashing
thrashing
trout fishing
washing

Synonyms and antonyms of fishing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FISHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fishing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fishing
angle · angling · cast · delve · ferret · fossick · net · rummage · search · trawl · trawling

Translation of «fishing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FISHING

Find out the translation of fishing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fishing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fishing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

捕鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pesca
570 millions of speakers

English

fishing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मछली पकड़ने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَيْدُ السَّمَك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рыболовство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pesca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাছ ধরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pêche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memancing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

漁業
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fishing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghề đánh cá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீன்பிடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मासेमारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Balık tutma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rybołówstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рибальство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pescuit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψάρεμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

visvang
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fiske
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fishing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FISHING»

The term «fishing» is very widely used and occupies the 2.714 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FISHING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fishing

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10 QUOTES WITH «FISHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fishing.
1
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.
2
John James Audubon
Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
3
John Badham
Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament.
4
Saint Basil
Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water.
5
Luke Bryan
Probably fishing is my first passion.
6
John Buchan
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
7
Brandi Carlile
I love fishing, any kind of fishing.
8
Raymond Carver
When I'm fishing, I feel guilty that I'm not writing, and when I'm writing, I feel guilty that I'm not fishing. But when push comes to shove, I'll always take the writing.
9
Bryan Clay
I like golf, hiking, camping, boating and fishing.
10
Les Claypool
Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown onstage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FISHING»

Discover the use of fishing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fishing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The L. L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing
A compilation of the best instructional books on fly fishing available today authored by some of the worlds foremost fly-fishing experts
Dave Whitlock, Macauley Lord, Dick Talleur, 2005
2
Hemingway on Fishing
From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer’s passion, the range of his ...
Ernest Hemingway, 2012
3
Steelhead Fly Fishing
This full and brilliant book is the classic on fly fishing for steelhead trout and offers practical advice on all aspects of the sport
Trey Combs, 1999
4
Basic Fishing: A Beginner's Guide
Offers advice for the beginner fisherman, including selecting the best fishing spots, choosing the right equipment, and how to clean and cook fish.
Wade Bourne, 2011
5
Fishing for Catfish: The Complete Guide for Catching Big ...
This book is a comprehensive look at the world of catfish. Beginning with the biology of catfish, Author Keith Sutton then follows with the where-to and how-to information that will lead to successful fishing.
Keith Sutton, 1999
6
Fishing Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide
From rods and reels to fish decoys and bait buckets, this must-have reference will easily hook any fishing collectibles enthusiast. &break;&break;This full-color book delivers descriptions, value, history and dates of collectibles in a ...
Russell Lewis, 2005
7
Old Fishing Lures & Tackle: Identification and Value Guide
A new section on "recent sales" charts the continued strength of the hobby based on solid auction results. "This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector."— Recommended by AntiqueFishingLures.com
Carl F. Luckey, 2010
8
Fishing Villages in Tokugawa, Japan
The aims of this book, therefore, are twofold: first, to place maritime resource management within the larger context of social and material reproduction and, second, to analyse the fishing villages in the context of Japan's economic ...
Arne Kalland, 1995
9
Gone Fishing
" All ends well in this winsome book of poems--each labeled with its proper poetic form, from quatrain to tercet.
Earlene R. Long, 1987
10
Moon California Fishing: The Complete Guide to Fishing on ...
Complete with helpful regional maps as well as directions and ratings for each location, Moon California Fishing provides all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
Tom Stienstra, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FISHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fishing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fishing ban ordered in South Okanagan by province due to dry …
However, the ban does not apply to lake fishing. The province ... Dry conditions throughout the province could lead to additional fishing bans. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
2
Mitchell's Bay Hosts Kids Fishing Derby
“That's why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing,” says Izumi. “Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and ... «BlackburnNews.com, Jul 15»
3
Jim Morris' fishing report
Caesar Creek Lake: Bass fishing has been excellent. Anglers are throwing topwater baits in the mornings and spinnerbaits or crankbaits ... «Dayton Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Mauritania and EU sign fishing accord
Nouakchott (AFP) - Mauritania and the European Union announced on Friday they had signed a "win-win" fishing accord after 16 months of ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
5
FWP issues 'hoot owl' fishing restrictions for southwest Montana
Holman has been in the fishing business for 20 years. ... Hoot owl restrictions mean fishing is banned from 2 p.m. to midnight, so if you want to ... «NBC Montana, Jul 15»
6
Waterfront could be given new fishing sculpture
A new piece of artwork in the form of a sculpture relating to Shetland's pelagic fishing industry could soon grace Lerwick Harbour's waterfront. «Shetland Times Online, Jul 15»
7
More than $6000 in prizes at fishing tournament
(AP) — Smallmouth bass anglers are competing for more than $6,000 in prizes at a week-long fishing tournament that begins Saturday at ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
8
Fishing Families Left High and Dry by Amazon Dams
People from a fishing community on the Banks of the Xingú River in the Brazilian Amazon, at one of the meetings on the local impacts of the ... «Inter Press Service, Jul 15»
9
Longtime fishing captain passes away at age 80
A member of one of Destin's oldest families, Marler began his career as a fishing captain in 1965 when he purchased his first boat. At the time ... «The Northwest Florida Daily News, Jul 15»
10
Silver Bow offers hot weather regional fly fishing report
Keep 'em wet, play them quick, release them quick, and fish the morning hours until early afternoon and you will have safe, responsible fishing ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Fishing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fishing>. Oct 2020 ».
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