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Cat vs. Fish

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Catnoun

An animal of the family Felidae:

Fishnoun

(countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.

‘Salmon is a fish.’; ‘The Sun Mother created all the fishes of the world.’; ‘The Sun Mother created all the fish of the world.’; ‘We have many fish in our aquarium.’;

Catnoun

A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.

Fishnoun

Any animal (or any vertebrate) that lives exclusively in water.

Catnoun

Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.

Fishnoun

(uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.

‘The seafood pasta had lots of fish but not enough pasta.’;

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Catnoun

A person:

Fishnoun

(uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards in pairs or sets of four (depending on the variation), by asking the other players for cards of a particular rank.

Catnoun

(offensive) A spiteful or angry woman.

Fishnoun

A woman.

Catnoun

An enthusiast or player of jazz.

Fishnoun

An easy victim for swindling.

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Catnoun

(slang) A person (usually male).

Fishnoun

A bad poker player. Compare shark (a good poker player).

Catnoun

(slang) A prostitute.

Fishnoun

A makeshift overlapping longitudinal brace, originally shaped roughly like a fish, used to temporarily repair or extend a spar or mast of a ship.

Catnoun

(nautical) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.

Fishnoun

(nautical) A purchase used to fish the anchor.

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Catnoun

Short form of cat-o'-nine-tails.

Fishnoun

A torpedo.

Catnoun

(archaic) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel now only in "catboat".

Fishnoun

(zoology) A paraphyletic grouping of the following extant taxonomic groups:

Catnoun

The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").

Fishnoun

Class Myxini, the hagfish (no vertebra)

Catnoun

The trap of the game of "trap and ball".

Fishnoun

Class Petromyzontida, the lampreys (no jaw)

Catnoun

(archaic) The pointed piece of wood that is struck in the game of tipcat.

Fishnoun

Within infraphylum Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates (also including Tetrapoda)

Catnoun

A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.

Fishnoun

(cartomancy) The thirty-fourth Lenormand card.

Catnoun

A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.

Fishnoun

A period of time spent fishing.

‘The fish at the lake didn't prove successful.’;

Catnoun

A catamaran.

Fishnoun

An instance of seeking something.

‘Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.’;

Catnoun

(computing) A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to the standard output.

Fishnoun

(obsolete) A counter, used in various games.

Catnoun

(slang) A street name of the drug methcathinone.

Fishverb

(intransitive) To hunt fish or other aquatic animals.

‘She went to the river to fish for trout.’;

Catnoun

A catapult.

‘a carrier's bow cats’;

Fishverb

(transitive) To search (a body of water) for something other than fish.

‘They fished the surrounding lakes for the dead body.’;

Catnoun

A catfish.

Fishverb

(intransitive) To (attempt to) find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.

‘Why are you fishing through my things?’; ‘He was fishing for the keys in his pocket.’;

Catnoun

(slang) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.)

Fishverb

To talk to people in an attempt to get them to say something.

‘The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.’; ‘The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.’;

Catnoun

A caterpillar drive vehicle (a ground vehicle which uses caterpillar tracks), especially tractors, trucks, minibuses, and snow groomers.

Fishverb

Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.

Catverb

To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.

Fishverb

(nautical) To repair a spar or mast by fastening a beam or other long object (often called a fish) over the damaged part (see Noun above).

Catverb

To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.

Fishnoun

A counter, used in various games.

Catverb

(slang) To vomit something.

Fishnoun

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

Catverb

To apply the cat command to (one or more files).

Fishnoun

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.

Catverb

To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.

Fishnoun

The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.

Catadjective

Terrible, disastrous.

‘The weather was cat, so they returned home early.’;

Fishnoun

The flesh of fish, used as food.

Catnoun

Any animal belonging to the natural family Felidae, and in particular to the various species of the genera Felis, Panthera, and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus). The larger felines, such as the lion, tiger, leopard, and cougar, are often referred to as cats, and sometimes as big cats. See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.

‘Laying aside their often rancorous debate over how best to preserve the Florida panther, state and federal wildlife officials, environmentalists, and independent scientists endorsed the proposal, and in 1995 the eight cats [female Texas cougars] were brought from Texas and released. . . . Uprooted from the arid hills of West Texas, three of the imports have died, but the remaining five adapted to swamp life and have each given birth to at least one litter of kittens.’;

Fishnoun

A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Catnoun

A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.

Fishverb

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

Catnoun

A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.

Fishverb

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

‘Any other fishing question.’;

Catnoun

An old game;

Fishverb

To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.

Catnoun

same as cat o' nine tails; as, British sailors feared the cat.

Fishverb

To search by raking or sweeping.

Catnoun

A catamaran.

Fishverb

To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.

Catverb

To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

Fishverb

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.

Catnoun

feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats

Fishnoun

any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills;

‘the shark is a large fish’; ‘in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish’;

Catnoun

an informal term for a youth or man;

‘a nice guy’; ‘the guy's only doing it for some doll’;

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish used as food;

‘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’;

Catnoun

a spiteful woman gossip;

‘what a cat she is!’;

Fishnoun

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

Catnoun

the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant;

‘in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults’;

Fishnoun

the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20

Catnoun

a whip with nine knotted cords;

‘British sailors feared the cat’;

Fishverb

seek indirectly;

‘fish for compliments’;

Catnoun

a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;

‘I like to go fishing on weekends’;

Catnoun

any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

Fishnoun

a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water

‘the huge lakes are now devoid of fish’;

Catnoun

a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish as food

‘a dinner of meat, dried fish, and bread’;

Catverb

beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

Fishnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Pisces.

Catverb

eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth;

‘After drinking too much, the students vomited’; ‘He purged continuously’; ‘The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night’;

Fishnoun

used in names of invertebrate animals living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish.

Cat

The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

Fishnoun

a torpedo.

Fishnoun

a person who is strange in a specified way

‘he is generally thought to be a bit of a cold fish’;

Fishnoun

a flat plate that is fixed on a beam or across a joint in order to give additional strength.

Fishnoun

a long, slightly curved piece of wood that is lashed to a ship's damaged mast or spar as a temporary repair.

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line

‘he was fishing for pike’; ‘I've told the girls we've gone fishing’;

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water)

‘many of the lochs we used to fish are now affected by forestry’;

Fishverb

search by groping or feeling for something concealed

‘he fished for his registration certificate and held it up to the policeman's torch’;

Fishverb

try subtly or deviously to elicit a response or some information from someone

‘I was not fishing for compliments’;

Fishverb

pull or take something out of water or a receptacle

‘the body of a woman had been fished out of the river’;

Fishverb

mend or strengthen with a fish.

Fishverb

join (rails in a railway track) with a fishplate.

Fish

Fish are aquatic, craniate, gill-bearing animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups.

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