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
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.
And as Bob Garfield noted on On the Media over the weekend, the investigation has barely begun by the standards of similar cases (from Whitewater to Benghazi)—and besides, fishing expeditions tend to catch fish.
Melani, who learned SCUBA at age eight in Patagonia, moved to Mexico’s Pacific Coast, a deep-sea fishing mecca, 18 years ago and launched Spearmex in 2006.
Sgt. Mark Henderson of Gadsden police said three people - a woman and two men - were fishing along the bank about 9 a.m. The woman decided to dive into the water above a low head dam.
Kids should bring their own fishing poles; corn bait will be provided.
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First Known Use of fishing
FISHING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fishing for English Language Learners
: the sport or business of catching fish
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