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Definition 1: any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills - [noun denoting animal]

Samples where fish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the shark is a large fish
  • in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish

(fish is a kind of ...) animal living wholly or chiefly in or on water

(... is a kind of fish ) a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water

(... is a kind of fish ) a young or small fish

(... is a kind of fish ) any fish providing sport for the angler

(... is a kind of fish ) any fish used for food by human beings

(... is a kind of fish ) any fish useless for food or sport or even as bait

(... is a kind of fish ) a fish that is young

(... is a kind of fish ) any of various fishes that carry their eggs and their young in their mouths

(... is a kind of fish ) a female fish at spawning time

(... is a kind of fish ) a voracious freshwater fish that is native to northeastern China; can use fin to walk and can survive out of water for three days; a threat to American populations of fish

(... is a kind of fish ) a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land

(... is a kind of fish ) any fish of the class Osteichthyes

(... is a kind of fish ) a fish that lurks on the bottom of a body of water

(... is a kind of fish ) fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified

(fish is a part of ...) scale of the kind that covers the bodies of fish

(fish is a part of ...) eggs of female fish

(fish is a part of ...) seminal fluid produced by male fish

(fish is a part of ...) sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water

(fish is a part of ...) organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals

(fish is a part of ...) the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates

(fish is a part of ...) a bone of a fish

(... is a member of fish) a group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically

(... is a member of fish) a large group of fish

"a school of small glittering fish swam by"

Definition 2: the flesh of fish used as food - [noun denoting food]

Samples where fish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in Japan most fish is eaten raw
  • after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
  • they have a chef who specializes in fish

(fish is a kind of ...) any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

"food and drink"

(... is a kind of fish ) bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast

(... is a kind of fish ) flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae

(... is a kind of fish ) any of several coarse fishes (such as dogfish or wolffish) when used as food

(... is a kind of fish ) flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes

(... is a kind of fish ) the lean flesh of a fish similar to cod

(... is a kind of fish ) lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried

(... is a kind of fish ) flesh of young Atlantic cod weighing up to 2 pounds; also young haddock and pollock; often broiled

(... is a kind of fish ) flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams

(... is a kind of fish ) highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

(... is a kind of fish ) the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled

(... is a kind of fish ) tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces

(... is a kind of fish ) fish cured by being split and air-dried without salt

(... is a kind of fish ) any of numerous small food fishes; especially those caught with hook and line and not available on the market

(... is a kind of fish ) small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water

Definition 3: the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for fish in the sense of this definition

(fish is an instance of ...) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Definition 4: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fish in the sense of this definition

(fish is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(fish belongs to category ...) a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

Definition 5: catch or try to catch fish or shellfish - [verb of competition]

Samples where fish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I like to go fishing on weekends

(fish is a kind of ...) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

(... is a kind of fish ) fish for prawns

(... is a kind of fish ) fish with the line and bait resting still or stationary in the water

(... is a kind of fish ) fish with trawlers

(... is a kind of fish ) hunt shark

(... is a kind of fish ) fish with nets

(... is a kind of fish ) fish for shrimp

(... is a kind of fish ) fish with a hook

(... is a kind of fish ) haul fish aboard with brails

(... is a kind of fish ) fish with a handline over the rails of a boat

"They are railing for fresh fish"

(... is a kind of fish ) fish for scallops

(... is a kind of fish ) fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine

(... is a kind of fish ) fish for crab

Definition 6: seek indirectly - [verb of contact]

Samples where fish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fish for compliments

Synonyms for fish in the sense of this definition

(fish is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

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