Fish

1.
n. & v.
—n. (pl. same or fishes)
1 a vertebrate cold-blooded animal with gills and fins living wholly in water.
2 any animal living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish.
3 the flesh of fish as food.
4 colloq. a person remarkable in some way (usu. unfavourable) (an odd fish).
5 (the Fish or Fishes) the zodiacal sign or constellation Pisces.
6 Naut. sl. a torpedo; a submarine.
—v.
1 intr. try to catch fish, esp. with a line or net.
2 tr. fish for (a certain kind of fish) or in (a certain stretch of water).
3 intr. (foll. by for) a search for in water or a concealed place. b seek by indirect means (fishing for compliments).
4 tr. (foll. by up, out, etc.) retrieve with careful or awkward searching.
Phrases and idioms:
drink like a fish drink excessively. fish-bowl a usu. round glass bowl for keeping pet fish in. fish cake a cake of shredded fish and mashed potato, usu. eaten fried. fish eagle
1 any large eagle of the genus Haliaeetus, with long broad wings, strong legs, and a strong tail.
2 any of several other eagles catching and feeding on fish. fish-eye lens a very wide-angle lens with a curved front. fish farm a place where fish are bred for food. fish finger Brit. a small oblong piece of fish in batter or breadcrumbs. fish-glue isinglass. fish-hawk an osprey, Pandion haliaeetus. fish-hook a barbed hook for catching fish. fish-kettle an oval pan for boiling fish. fish-knife a knife for eating or serving fish. fish-meal ground dried fish used as fertilizer or animal feed. fish out of water a person in an unsuitable or unwelcome environment or situation. fish-pond (or -pool) a pond or pool in which fish are kept. fish-slice a flat utensil for lifting fish and fried foods during and after cooking. other fish to fry other matters to attend to.
Etymology: OE fisc, fiscian f. Gmc
2.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a flat plate of iron, wood, etc., to strengthen a beam or joint.
2 Naut. a piece of wood, convex and concave, used to strengthen a mast etc.
—v.tr.
1 mend or strengthen (a spar etc.) with a fish.
2 join (rails) with a fish-plate.
Phrases and idioms:
fish-bolt a bolt used to fasten fish-plates and rails together. fish-plate a a flat piece of iron etc. connecting railway rails. b a flat piece of metal with ends like a fish's tail, used to position masonry.
Derivatives:
fishlike adj.
Etymology: orig. as verb: f. F ficher fix ult. f. L figere
3.
n. a piece of ivory etc. used as a counter in games.
Etymology: F fiche (ficher; see FISH(2))

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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