meaning of fish

1. A counter, used in various games.
of Fish
A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
The flesh of fish, used as food.
A purchase used to fish the anchor.
A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
To search by raking or sweeping.
To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc. ), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc. ) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.
any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful ">fish"

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