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Fish vs. Seafood

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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.’;

Seafoodnoun

Fish, shellfish, seaweed, and other edible aquatic life.

Fishnoun

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

Seafoodnoun

edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc

Fishnoun

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

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

Seafoodnoun

shellfish and sea fish, served as food

‘a seafood restaurant’; ‘local seafood’;

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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.

Seafood

Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans, prominently including fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs (e.g.

Fishnoun

A woman.

Fishnoun

An easy victim for swindling.

Fishnoun

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

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.

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Fishnoun

(nautical) A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Fishnoun

A torpedo.

Fishnoun

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

Fishnoun

Class Myxini, the hagfish (no vertebra)

Fishnoun

Class Petromyzontida, the lampreys (no jaw)

Fishnoun

Within infraphylum Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates (also including Tetrapoda)

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Fishnoun

(cartomancy) The thirty-fourth Lenormand card.

Fishnoun

A period of time spent fishing.

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

Fishnoun

An instance of seeking something.

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

Fishnoun

(obsolete) A counter, used in various games.

Fishverb

(intransitive) To hunt fish or other aquatic animals.

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

Fishverb

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

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

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.’;

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.’;

Fishverb

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

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).

Fishnoun

A counter, used in various games.

Fishnoun

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

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.

Fishnoun

The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.

Fishnoun

The flesh of fish, used as food.

Fishnoun

A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Fishverb

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

Fishverb

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

‘Any other fishing question.’;

Fishverb

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

Fishverb

To search by raking or sweeping.

Fishverb

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

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.

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’;

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’;

Fishnoun

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

Fishnoun

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

Fishverb

seek indirectly;

‘fish for compliments’;

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;

‘I like to go fishing on weekends’;

Fishnoun

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

‘the huge lakes are now devoid of fish’;

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish as food

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

Fishnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Pisces.

Fishnoun

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

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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