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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


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.


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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