fishing

noun
fish·​ing | \ ˈfi-shiŋ How to pronounce fishing (audio) \

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 on the Web The foreign fishing boats were deep in Philippine waters near a speck of coral reef known as Sabina Shoal. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2021 In the coastal waters of South Florida, the smartest and most opportunistic sharks gather around recreational fishing boats. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2021 Until 1990 or so, when a more modern kitchen was installed, the family used the original 17th-century one, with its giant domed Romanesque fountain and basin once used to rehydrate salt cod brought by fishing boats from Norway. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 As recently as six decades ago, some 100 fishing boats would set sail between May and August, illuminating the sea with soft yellow flames. CNN, 20 Sep. 2021 Patrons of neighboring bars relaxed at tables and fishing boats bobbed in front of us. Nina Caplan, Travel + Leisure, 14 Sep. 2021 Trucks pulling saltwater fishing boats and campers streamed away from the coast Interstate 65 in south Alabama. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Trucks pulling saltwater fishing boats and campers streamed away from the coast on Interstate 65 in Alabama, while traffic jams clogged Interstate 10 heading out of New Orleans. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2021 Trucks pulling saltwater fishing boats and campers streamed away from the coast Interstate 65 in south Alabama. Rebecca Santana, Kevin Mcgill, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of fishing

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fishing was in the 13th century

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14 Oct 2021

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“Fishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fishing. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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fishing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fishing

: the sport or business of catching fish

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