A limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water
A flat plate that is fixed on a beam or across a joint in order to give additional strength
(1808–93), US politician. A Republican, he held many political offices, including governor of New York 1849–50, US senator 1851–57, and US secretary of state 1869–77
some people were fishing in the lake
A card game in which each player in turn asks an opponent for a particular card and is told to “go fish” from the undealt deck if denied
A bivalve mollusc that bores into rock or wood; especially a date mussel.
Of, relating to, or designating a low-quality publication, especially a newspaper.
(Originally US) an ocean sunfish (family Molidae), which has the appearance of consisting chiefly of a large head without a tail.
US the striped killifish, Fundulus majalis.
A neon tetra or similar fish showing iridescent colour.
(Chiefly in the context of diet and nutrition) a fish that contains a relatively high proportion of oil; specifically one whose oil is distributed throughout its body and around the gut (rather than mainly in the liver, as in the typically less oily white fish).
A squid, a calamary. Compare pen. Now archaic.
(Newfoundland) dried and salted cod that has spoiled and is turning pink.
Any of various fishes reared or kept in ponds; especially the common carp, Cyprinus carpio.
A fish that is commonly the prey of another.
Any of numerous marine fishes which frequent coral reefs; specifically any of several small damselfishes of the genus Chromis (family Pomacentridae), found chiefly in the Caribbean.
A fish of a large class distinguished by a skeleton of bone, and comprising the majority of modern fishes
Any of the bones forming the skeleton of a fish, especially one of the sharp slender bones attached to the backbone
A place where fish are bred for commercial purposes
Ground dried fish or plant matter used as feed for fish
Another term for osprey.
A pond in which live fish are kept
A shop that sells fish for food
A transparent container of water in which live fish and other water creatures and plants are kept; an aquarium
A species of fish which is used as food by humans, or forms a major part of the diet of a particular predator
A fish caught by anglers for sport, especially (in fresh water) salmon and trout and (in the sea) billfishes, sharks, bass, and many members of the mackerel family
A small deep-bodied predatory freshwater fish, with mottled brownish-green coloration which gives it a leaf-like appearance
Fish with dark flesh, such as herring, mackerel, sardine, and pilchard
Fish, especially cod, that has been preserved in salt
Fresh fish, as opposed to fish which has been frozen, cooked, or dried
A large long-bodied marine fish with a long-based dorsal fin and sharp doglike teeth, which lives in deep waters of the northern hemisphere
A small almost transparent freshwater fish with an opaque body cavity. Native to South America, it is popular in aquaria
Any of various marine fishes which are said to resemble the rabbit in some way.
A fossilized fish; an extinct fish existing only as fossils.
North American the tomcod, Microgadus tomcod (family Gadidae), which becomes abundant on the east coast of North America in the late autumn.
Fresh, unsalted fish; specifically cod (Gadus morrhua) before it has been salted or cured.
A person or thing of relatively little importance or significance, especially in little fish in a big pond (and variants): a person or thing regarded as comparatively insignificant, or whose influence is diminished within the context of a larger group or more populous environment.
The cuckoo wrasse, Labrus mixtus.
The paradise threadfin, Polynemus paradiseus (family Polynemidae), a small fish found commonly in coastal and estuarine waters of South Asia.
Fish, especially cod, of a marketable size.
Chiefly US. Any of various marine fishes of the Caribbean and western Atlantic whose flesh when cooked is supposed to taste of mutton; especially (a) the mutton snapper, Lutjanus analis; (b) the ocean pout, Macrozoarces americanus; (c) the Irish pompano, Diapterus auratus.
A small freshwater perciform fish, Denariusa bandata (family Chandidae), of northern Australia and New Guinea.
An angel shark or monkfish (family Squatinidae).
Any of various gastropod molluscs which historically yielded the dye Tyrian purple.
Any of several archerfishes (genus Toxotes).
A fish that lives in rivers and streams; a freshwater fish, especially one that lives in running water rather than still water.
With plural concord. Fish of inferior quality, especially those of a species considered too coarse or ill-tasting for general consumption, or unsuitable for sportfishing, and hence formerly caught or bought chiefly by the poor; sometimes opposed to game fish. Also in singular: a fish of this sort.