fish·​ing ˈfi-shiŋ How to pronounce fishing (audio)
: the sport or business of catching fish
: a place for catching fish

Examples of fishing in a Sentence

The fishing was pretty good today. I'm going fishing this weekend.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Fishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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