fishing

Definitions of fishing
  1. noun
    the act of someone who fishes as a diversion
    synonyms: sportfishing
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    angling
    fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
    cast, casting
    the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
    fly-fishing
    angling with an artificial fly as a lure
    troll, trolling
    angling by drawing a baited line through the water
    bait casting
    the single-handed rod casting of a relatively heavy (artificial) bait
    fly casting
    casting an artificial fly as a lure
    overcast
    a cast that falls beyond the intended spot
    surf casting, surf fishing
    casting (artificial) bait far out into the ocean (up to 200 yards) with the waves breaking around you
    type of:
    field sport, outdoor sport
    a sport that is played outdoors
  2. noun
    the occupation of catching fish for a living
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    type of:
    business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise
    the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
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