fishing

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noun fish·ing \ ˈfi-shiŋ \

Definition of fishing

1 :the sport or business of catching fish
2 :a place for catching fish

Examples of fishing in a Sentence

  1. The fishing was pretty good today.

  2. I'm going fishing this weekend.

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First Known Use of fishing

13th century

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FISHING Defined for English Language Learners

fishing

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Definition of fishing for English Language Learners

  • : the sport or business of catching fish



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