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Fish Definition

(n.) A counter, used in various games.

(pl. ) of Fish

(n.) A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.

(n.) The flesh of fish, used as food.

(n.) A purchase used to fish the anchor.

(n.) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.

(v. i.) To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.

(v. i.) To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.

(v. t.) To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.

(v. t.) To search by raking or sweeping.

(v. t.) To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.

(v. t.) 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.