Definition of fishing
1 : the sport or business of catching fish
2 : a place for catching fish
Examples of fishing in a Sentence
The fishing was pretty good today.
I'm going fishing this weekend.
Recent Examples of fishing from the Web
Swans also often suffer serious injuries from swallowing fishing hooks or flying into overhead wires and are sometimes attacked by people.
Critics say the data request is a fishing expedition -- dead people on the voter rolls, non-citizens who cast ballots -- that would help justify a crackdown on voting.
Mr. Hardin said, recalling that Sergeant Hopkins preferred fishing, hiking, snorkeling and scuba diving to the barhopping habits of other troops posted to Japan.
In a nearby parish is Belle River, a fishing community of 107 households on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest bottomland hardwood swamp in America.
BRITAIN’S fishing industry is a tiddler, contributing less than 0.1% of GDP.
CANBERRA, Australia—Researchers in Australia and the U.S., backed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul G. Allen, are using satellites to fight illegal fishing—which causes billions of dollars a year in commercial losses and depletes stocks.
A 2008 study found that the percent of Americans who participate in outside activities like camping, fishing, or hunting has been decreasing by about 1 percent a year since the late 1980s.
Campers can hike 35 miles of trails, fish at Tom Wallace Lake (free fishing poles provided at the welcome center) and the GoApe tree-top adventure course (reservations with GoApe required). Campers provide their own dinner, breakfast and tent.
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Definition of fishing for English Language Learners
: the sport or business of catching fish
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