Crossword clues for fish
- Cod, say
- Cod, for example
- Aquarium residents
- "___ or cut bait"
- Word to add to each theme answer that will make sense of its clue
- Word before hook or line
- What trawlers trawl for
- What one might do for compliments
- What anglers try to catch
- Walleye or white cloud
- Turbot or burbot
- Tuna or trout
- Tuna or shark
- Tuna or carp
- Try to catch something with a rod and reel
- Try to catch some trout
- Try out a line?
- Try for flounder
- Trout or tuna
- They're hidden in this puzzle's nine longest answers
- Tetra, e.g
- Swimmer in an aquarium
- Source of some omega-3s
- Something at the end of the hook?
- Sole on the table, e.g
- Sneakily seek, with "for"
- Sneakily probe (for)
- Seek, as a compliment, with "for"
- Seek bass
- Search, as for compliments
- Schools that swim
- School members
- School mates?
- School group at an aquarium?
- School figures
- Salmon or sole
- Salmon or sardine
- Reel Big ___
- Rays, e.g
- Population threatened by ocean acidification (it's happening now!)
- Pike or trout
- Perch, for one
- Perch or sole
- Perch or bass
- Partner of chips
- One taking the bait
- One in a school
- Ocean inhabitant
- Newfoundland's ___ and brewis
- Net gains?
- Net gains for the fleet?
- Moviedom's Nemo or Wanda
- Members of a school
- Mackerel, e.g
- Look for, as compliments
- Look for a compliment
- Look (for), as compliments
- Look (for), as a compliment
- Londoner's fast food
- Lobster or cod
- Loaf's partner in a Biblical meal
- Kind of wife
- It might be caught with a fly
- Haul from a trawl
- Halibut or haddock, for example
- Guppy, e.g
- Grunt and carp
- Go sole-searching?
- Gefi1te ___
- Garibaldi, e.g
- Fowl's companion
- Flounder or shark
- Drop hints, say
- Drop a line from the dock, say
- Do some angling
- Dangle a line from a dock, say
- Crappie and bleak
- Craig Campbell single off debut album
- Cod or koi
- Char and smelt, e.g
- Certain school group
- Carp or cod
- Burbot or turbot, for example
- British Columbia export
- Blenny or bluehead
- Bass, for example
- Bass, but not guitar or drums
- Bass or drum
- Barney Miller spin-off
- Bait biter
- Aquatic fly?
- Angling catch
- Angler's target
- Amber jack, for instance
- A school of _____
- A big one often gets away
- "Barney Miller" spinoff
- ''Cut bait'' alternative
- __ and chips
- Angler's kit
- Elderly female is entering church, an unfeeling individual
- Person showing no emotion, caught getting on after nicking francs
- Porgy and bass
- Denizens of the 46-Across
- A part of this starts 17-, 30-, 48- and 63-Across
- Drop a line?
- Dangle poles over a pier, say
- Ichthyologist's study
- School group?
- Person easily duped
- Catch a few rays?
- Angler's prize
- Seek at random, with "for"
- Easy mark, in cards
- Angle (and a three-word hint to this puzzle's theme)
- They take the bait
- Go for a bite?
- Something hidden in 20-, 28-, 43- and 52-Across ... or landed with the help of 1-, 10-, 37- and 63-Across
- It may be landed with a hook
- Hamilton ___, two-term secretary of state under Grant
- Menu heading
- Take the bait?
- Menu section
- Shore dinner entree
- Any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
- Vigoda role
- Cod or scrod
- Trawler's haul
- Queriman or tetraodont
- Burbot or turbot?
- Piscator's prey
- Pike or perch
- Dace or plaice
- Pond occupant
- Abe Vigoda role
- Plaice or dace
- Burbot or turbot, e.g.
- Christian symbol
- Alternative to 13 Across
- Bass, for one
- Type of story
- Garibaldi, e.g.
- Sea horse, for one
- Trawl or cast
- Kind of wife or fry
- Perch or pike
- Trawl haul
- Pollock or pike
- Kind of story
- Perch or trout
- Go after indirectly
- Carp or flounder
- Cod, dab, eel and ray
- Oscar, for example, having a temperature, always lost
- Surface not popular for marine creature
- Sources for ethnic music in TV series
- Folio is top for highbrow school population
- A part of this starts 17-
- To try to catch female is hard
- To try to get some relief is hard
- To search France is hard
- Aquatic vertebrate
- Take plaice
- Menu choice
- Aquatic animal
- Aquarium denizen
- Search (for)
- Bass, e.g
- Match game?
- Symbol of Christianity
- Sea creatures
- Drop a line, say
- Net gain?
- Go angling
- Bass and others
- Fare with chips
- Denizens of the deep
- Cast a fly
- Bouillabaisse base
- Angler's catch
- Traditional Friday fare
- School member, in the ocean
- Pike, e.g
- Marine creature
- Kids card game
- Grouper, e.g
- Catch some rays?
- Aquatic creature
- "Cut bait" alternative
- Use rod and reel
- Tuna or flounder, for example
- They're cold-blooded
- Sole, for one
- Seek sneakily, with "for"
- Sea things
- Scaly aquatic animal
- Salmon, for one
- Ray, e.g
- Marlin or mackerel
- It may be on the line
- Hold the line?
- Flounder, e.g
- Creel contents
- Code and sea-lemon, for two
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fish \Fish\ (f[i^]sh), n. [F. fiche peg, mark, fr. fisher to fix.] A counter, used in various games.
Fish \Fish\, n.; pl. Fishes (f[i^]sh"[e^]z), or collectively, Fish. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. Piscatorial. In some cases, such as fish joint, fish plate, this word has prob. been confused with fish, fr. F. fichea peg.]
A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
(Zo["o]l.) An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
Note: The true fishes include the Teleostei (bony fishes), Ganoidei, Dipnoi, and Elasmobranchii or Selachians (sharks and skates). Formerly the leptocardia and Marsipobranciata were also included, but these are now generally regarded as two distinct classes, below the fishes.
pl. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
The flesh of fish, used as food.
A purchase used to fish the anchor.
A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard. Note: Fish is used adjectively or as part of a compound word; as, fish line, fish pole, fish spear, fish-bellied. Age of Fishes. See under Age, n., 8. Fish ball, fish (usually salted codfish) shared fine, mixed with mashed potato, and made into the form of a small, round cake. [U.S.] Fish bar. Same as Fish plate (below). Fish beam (Mech.), a beam one of whose sides (commonly the under one) swells out like the belly of a fish. --Francis. Fish crow (Zo["o]l.), a species of crow ( Corvus ossifragus), found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It feeds largely on fish. Fish culture, the artifical breeding and rearing of fish; pisciculture. Fish davit. See Davit. Fish day, a day on which fish is eaten; a fast day. Fish duck (Zo["o]l.), any species of merganser. Fish fall, the tackle depending from the fish davit, used in hauling up the anchor to the gunwale of a ship. Fish garth, a dam or weir in a river for keeping fish or taking them easily. Fish glue. See Isinglass. Fish joint, a joint formed by a plate or pair of plates fastened upon two meeting beams, plates, etc., at their junction; -- used largely in connecting the rails of railroads. Fish kettle, a long kettle for boiling fish whole. Fish ladder, a dam with a series of steps which fish can leap in order to ascend falls in a river. Fish line, or Fishing line, a line made of twisted hair, silk, etc., used in angling. Fish louse (Zo["o]l.), any crustacean parasitic on fishes, esp. the parasitic Copepoda, belonging to Caligus, Argulus, and other related genera. See Branchiura. Fish maw (Zo["o]l.), the stomach of a fish; also, the air bladder, or sound. Fish meal, fish desiccated and ground fine, for use in soups, etc. Fish oil, oil obtained from the bodies of fish and marine animals, as whales, seals, sharks, from cods' livers, etc. Fish owl (Zo["o]l.), a fish-eating owl of the Old World genera Scotopelia and Ketupa, esp. a large East Indian species ( K. Ceylonensis). Fish plate, one of the plates of a fish joint. Fish pot, a wicker basket, sunk, with a float attached, for catching crabs, lobsters, etc. Fish pound, a net attached to stakes, for entrapping and catching fish; a weir. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. Fish slice, a broad knife for dividing fish at table; a fish trowel. Fish slide, an inclined box set in a stream at a small fall, or ripple, to catch fish descending the current. --Knight. Fish sound, the air bladder of certain fishes, esp. those that are dried and used as food, or in the arts, as for the preparation of isinglass. Fish story, a story which taxes credulity; an extravagant or incredible narration. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett. Fish strainer.
A metal colander, with handles, for taking fish from a boiler.
A perforated earthenware slab at the bottom of a dish, to drain the water from a boiled fish.
Fish trowel, a fish slice.
Fish weir or Fish wear, a weir set in a stream, for catching fish.
Neither fish nor flesh, Neither fish nor fowl (Fig.), neither one thing nor the other.
Fish \Fish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fished; p. pr. & vb. n. Fishing.]
To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
Any other fishing question.
--Sir W. Scott.
Fish \Fish\, v. t. [OE. fischen, fisken, fissen, AS. fiscian; akin to G. fischen, OHG. fisc?n, Goth. fisk?n. See Fish the animal.]
To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
To search by raking or sweeping.
To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.
To fish the anchor. (Naut.) See under Anchor.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English fisc "fish," from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German fisc, Old Norse fiskr, Middle Dutch visc, Dutch vis, German Fisch, Gothic fisks), from PIE *peisk- "fish" (cognates: Latin piscis, Irish iasc, and, via Latin, Italian pesce, French poisson, Spanish pez, Welsh pysgodyn, Breton pesk).\n
\nPopularly, since Old English, "any animal that lives entirely in the water," hence shellfish, starfish (an early 15c. manuscript has fishes bestiales for "water animals other than fishes"). The plural is fishes, but in a collective sense, or in reference to fish meat as food, the singular fish generally serves for a plural. In reference to the constellation Pisces from late 14c. Fish (n.) for "person" is from 1750 in the faintly dismissive sense; earlier it was used in reference to a person considered desirable to 'catch' (1722). Figurative sense of fish out of water first recorded 1610s. To drink like a fish is from 1744. To have other fish to fry "other objects which invite or require attention" is from 1650s.\n
\nFish-story attested from 1819, from the tendency to exaggerate the size of the catch (or the one that got away). Fish-eye as a type of lens is from 196
Fish-and-chips is from 1876; fish-fingers from 196
Fish-food is from 1936 as "food for (pet or hobby) fish."
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context countable English) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills. 2 (context possibly archaic English) Any animal that lives exclusively in water. 3 (context uncountable English) The flesh of the fish used as food. 4 (context countable English) A period of time spent fishing. 5 (context countable English) An instance of seeking something. 6 (context uncountable English) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards in pairs or sets of four (depending on the variation), by asking the other players for cards of a particular rank. 7 (context uncountable derogatory slang English) A woman. 8 (context countable slang English) An easy victim for swindle. 9 (context countable poker slang English) A bad poker player. 10 (context countable nautical English) A makeshift overlapping longitudinal brace, originally shaped roughly like a fish, used to temporarily repair or extend a spar or mast of a ship. 11 (context nautical English) A purchase used to fish the anchor. 12 (context countable nautical English) A torpedo. 13 (context zoology English) A polyphyletic grouping of the following extant taxonomic groups: 14 # Class Myxini, the hagfish (no vertebra) 15 # Class Petromyzontida, the lampreys (no jaw) 16 # Within infraphylum Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates (also including Tetrapoda) 17 ## Class Chondrichthyes, cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays 18 ## Superclass Osteichthyes, bony fish. Etymology 2
vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not. 2 (context transitive English) To try to find something other than fish in (a body of water). 3 (context intransitive English) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects. 4 (context intransitive followed by "around" English) To attempt to obtain information by talking to people. 5 (context intransitive cricket English) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it. 6 (context transitive figuratively followed by "for" English) To attempt to gain. 7 (context nautical English) To repair a spar or mast using a brace often called a fish (see NOUN above). Etymology 3
n. (context obsolete English) A counter, used in various games.
n. any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish"
the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces [syn: Pisces]
the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20 [syn: Pisces, Pisces the Fishes]
[also: fishes (pl)]
Derek William Dick, better known as Fish (born 25 April 1958, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland), is a Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor. He achieved prominence as the lead singer and lyricist of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion from 1981 until 1988. In his solo career he has explored contemporary pop and traditional folk.
Music critics have acknowledged Fish for his voice, which has been described as both "distinct" and a "conflation of Roger Daltrey and Peter Gabriel", while his lyrics have been praised as " poetic prose". Fish was voted number 37 in the greatest voices in rock by Planet Rock listeners in 2009.
Fish (sometimes FISH) was the UK's GC&CS Bletchley Park codename for any of several German teleprinter stream ciphers used during World War II. Enciphered teleprinter traffic was used between German High Command and Army Group commanders in the field, so its intelligence value ( Ultra) was of the highest strategic value to the Allies. This traffic normally passed over landlines, but as German forces extended their geographic reach beyond western Europe, they had to resort to wireless transmission.
'Fish ' is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from February 5, 1977, to May 18, 1978. It was a spin-off of Barney Miller starring Abe Vigoda as New York City Police Department Detective Phil Fish and Florence Stanley as his wife Bernice. Lenny Bari as Mike, Todd Bridges as Loomis, John Cassisi as Victor Kreutzer, Denise Miller as Jilly Papalardo, Sarah Natoli as Diane Pulaski, and Barry Gordon as Charlie Harrison.
The FISH (FIbonacci SHrinking) stream cipher is a fast software based stream cipher using Lagged Fibonacci generators, plus a concept from the shrinking generator cipher. It was published by Siemens in 1993. FISH is quite fast in software and has a huge key length. However, in the same paper where he proposed Pike, Ross Anderson showed that FISH can be broken with just a few thousand bits of known plaintext.
- Fish are vertebrates with gills that live in water.
Fish or FISH may also refer to:
- Fish as food, an important source of protein
- Fishing, the activity of catching fish
A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish, as well as various extinct related groups. Most fish are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change, though some of the large active swimmers like white shark and tuna can hold a higher core temperature. Fish are abundant in most bodies of water. They can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, from high mountain streams (e.g., char and gudgeon) to the abyssal and even hadal depths of the deepest oceans (e.g., gulpers and anglerfish). With 33,100 described species, fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other group of vertebrates.
Fish are an important resource for humans worldwide, especially as food. Commercial and subsistence fishers hunt fish in wild fisheries (see fishing) or farm them in ponds or in cages in the ocean (see aquaculture). They are also caught by recreational fishers, kept as pets, raised by fishkeepers, and exhibited in public aquaria. Fish have had a role in culture through the ages, serving as deities, religious symbols, and as the subjects of art, books and movies.
Because the term "fish" is defined negatively, and excludes the tetrapods (i.e., the amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) which descend from within the same ancestry, it is paraphyletic, and is not considered a proper grouping in systematic biology. The traditional term pisces (also ichthyes) is considered a typological, but not a phylogenetic classification.
The earliest organisms that can be classified as fish were soft-bodied chordates that first appeared during the Cambrian period. Although they lacked a true spine, they possessed notochords which allowed them to be more agile than their invertebrate counterparts. Fish would continue to evolve through the Paleozoic era, diversifying into a wide variety of forms. Many fish of the Paleozoic developed external armor that protected them from predators. The first fish with jaws appeared in the Silurian period, after which many (such as sharks) became formidable marine predators rather than just the prey of arthropods.
Fish is a British television drama series first broadcast on BBC One in 2000. It features Paul McGann as the title character, alongside Jemma Redgrave and Mick Ford. It was created by Stephen Tredre, written by Tredre and Matthew Bardsley, and co-produced by the BBC and Principle Pictures.
"Fish" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Craig Campbell. It was released in June 2011 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. Campbell wrote this song with Arlos Smith and Ashe Underwood.
Fish is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Albert Fish (1870–1936), American serial killer and cannibal
- Albert Fish (politician) (1922–2006), Canadian politician
- Bert Fish (1875–1943), American judge and ambassador
- Bobby Fish (born 1976), American professional wrestler
- Christopher Fish (born 1993), Swedish professional ice hockey player
- Eric Fish (born 1969), singer in Subway To Sally and solo artist
- Farnum Fish (1896-1978), early American aviator
- Fred Fish (1952–2007), American computer programmer
- Frederick Perry Fish (1855-1930), president of American Telephone & Telegraph Corporation and founder of Fish & Richardson P.C.
- Ginger Fish (born 1965), drummer for the band Marilyn Manson
- Hamilton Fish (disambiguation), any of several American politicians
- Henry Fish (1838–1897), New Zealand politician from Dunedin
- Jack Fish (American football), American football and college baseball coach
- Jacob Fish (born 1956), Israeli-American researcher and professor in computational mechanics.
- Jasper Fish (buried 1791), professional cricketer chiefly associated with Kent in the 1760s and 1770s
- Leslie Fish, singer and anarchist
- Mardy Fish (born 1981), American professional tennis player
- Matt Fish (born 1969), American basketball player
- Michael Fish (fashion designer), UK fashion designer
- Michael Fish (born 1944), BBC weather presenter
- Morris Fish (born 1938), Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- Nicky Fish (born 1984), Welsh footballer
- Oliver Fish (Born 1986), Cameraman - Bear Ghylls Born Survivor.
- Phil Fish (born 1984), video game designer
- Preserved Fish (1766–1846), New York shipping merchant
- Rhiannon Fish a Canadian-born Australian actress
- Ron Fish, American musician and recording artist
- Simon Fish (died 1531), 16th-century Protestant reformer
- Stanley Fish (born 1938), literary theorist
- Stuyvesant Fish (1851–1923), president of Illinois Central Railroad
- Oliver Fish, fictional character on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live
- Detective Phil Fish, character played by Abe Vigoda on the television series Barney Miller and spinoff Fish
Fish or The Fish is a nickname of:
- James Averis (born 1974), English retired cricketer
- Lord William Cecil (bishop) (1863-1936), English Anglican bishop and eccentric
- Ben Fisher (born 1981), Australian rugby league footballer and coach
- Philip Fisher, former drummer and original member of Fishbone (formed 1979), an American alternative rock band
- Steve Fisher (snowboarder) (born 1982), American snowboarder nicknamed "The Fish"
- Tyler Fisher (born 1993), South African rugby union player
- Jon Fishman (born 1965), drummer in the American jam band Phish
- Felicia Hano (born 1998), American artistic gymnast and former trampolinist
- Robert "Fish" Jones (died 1930), American businessman and showman
- Barry Melton (born 1947), guitarist and co-founder of the band Country Joe and The Fish, nicknamed "The Fish"
- Herman Salmon (1913-1980), American barnstormer, air racer and test pilot
- Chris Squire (born 1948), bassist in the British progressive rock band Yes
- Richard Stannard (triathlete) (born 1974), British triathlete nicknamed "The Fish"
Usage examples of "fish".
But thus far there had been no other craft sighted on the waters, although smokes were visible from the many Aliansa village sites and a small group of aborigines was spied netting fish in the shallows.
Neighbors described Abies as proud and self-sufficient, someone who before the standoff would take a group of local children fishing.
Boil the fish in acidulated water according to directions previously given.
Cook the roes for five minutes in salted and acidulated water, drain, cut in two, and arrange around the fish.
Sew up the fish in a cloth dredged with flour, and boil in salted and acidulated water.
Boil the fish in salted and acidulated water, with a bunch of parsley to season.
Prepare and clean the fish and simmer until done in salted and acidulated water.
Boil the fish with a bunch of parsley in salted and acidulated water to cover.
Boil a large fish in salted and acidulated water with a bunch of parsley.
Clean and draw the fish and boil slowly in salted and acidulated water to cover.
I was ready to call it quits and give up on the reward and just spend the next few years enjoying a little pre-connubial bliss, she told me that I was all through going to Acme Fertilizer Company and would now be making my pick-ups at the Prime Fish Hatcheries.
Cawcaw went fishing agen today in the bote ferst i padled and he skiped and then he padeled and i skiped.
He further donated to the monks of Nogent for their sole use the rights to the fish in the river Ailette over a given distance from the Rue de Brasse to the Pont St.
On the opposite side of the float the crew of the Flying Fish, the Snark, the Bonita and the Albacore were equally busy over their craft.
A word, a heave in unison, and the albacore lay gasping in the bilges -- a magnificent fish of a hundred pounds or more.