fishing | Definition of fishing in English with examples - infoAnew" /> fishing" /> fishing" /> fishing definition" /> fishing in a sentence" />

🤩 Discover new information from across the web

fishing definition


This page has 6 definitions of fishing in English. Fishing is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use fishing in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



Etymology 1

From Middle English fischynge, equivalent to fish +‎ -ing.


fishing (countable and uncountable, plural fishings)

  1. (uncountable) The act of catching fish.
    We had a good day's fishing at the weekend.
  2. (uncountable, informal) The act of catching other forms of seafood, separately or together with fish.
  3. (uncountable) Commercial fishing: the business or industry of catching fish and other seafood for sale.
    This is good news for the fishing industry.
  4. (countable) A fishery, a place for catching fish.
    • 1633, Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande  [], Dublin: [] Sir James Ware; reprinted as A View of the State of Ireland [], Dublin: [] the Society of Stationers, [] Hibernia Press, [] By John Morrison, 1809:
      the rent of the fishings
    • 1917, The Scots Law Times (volume 2, page 190)
      Generally speaking, the only fishings which appear separately in Valuation Rolls as having a lettable value in their actual state from year to year are salmon-fishings.
See also

See also

Etymology 2

From fish +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle of fish
Derived terms