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English noun: fish

1. fish (animal) any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills


SamplesThe shark is a large fish.
In the living room there was a tank of colorful fish.


Broader (hypernym)aquatic vertebrate


Narrower (hyponym)A. testudineus, Anabas testudineus, bony fish, bottom lurkers, bottom-dweller, bottom-feeder, cartilaginous fish, chondrichthian, climbing perch, fingerling, food fish, game fish, mouthbreeder, northern snakehead, rough fish, spawner, sport fish, young fish


Part holonymcaudal fin, fin, fish scale, fishbone, lateral line, lateral line organ, milt, roe, tail fin


Member meronymPisces, school, shoal

2. fish (food) the flesh of fish used as food


SamplesIn 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.


Broader (hypernym)food, solid food


Narrower (hyponym)alewife, anchovy, eel, gray mullet, grey mullet, haddock, hake, mullet, panfish, rock salmon, salmon, schrod, scrod, shad, smelt, stockfish, trout

3. Fish (person) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces


SynonymsPisces


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Domain categoryastrology, star divination

4. Fish (location) the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20


SynonymsPisces, Pisces the Fishes


Instance hypernymhouse, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign


English verb: fish

1. fish (contact) seek indirectly


SamplesFish for compliments.


Synonymsangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

2. fish (competition) catch or try to catch fish or shellfish


SamplesI like to go fishing on weekends.


ExamplesThe men fish the area for animals , The men fish for animals in the area


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, take hold of


Narrower (hyponym)angle, brail, crab, net fish, prawn, rail, scallop, scollop, seine, shark, shrimp, still-fish, trawl









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