fish


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for fish

angle

look (for)

fish for something

Synonyms

Synonyms for fish

to try to obtain something, usually by subtleness and cunning

Synonyms

Words related to fish

References in classic literature ?
The fish were all quite small, generally about the size of a herring, and of every variety.
It was on this same occasion that Kory-Kory awakened me at the dead hour of night, and in a sort of transport communicated the intelligence contained in the words 'pehee perni' (fish come).
'Husband, there is not near room enough for us in this cottage; the courtyard and the garden are a great deal too small; I should like to have a large stone castle to live in: go to the fish again and tell him to give us a castle.' 'Wife,' said the fisherman, 'I don't like to go to him again, for perhaps he will be angry; we ought to be easy with this pretty cottage to live in.' 'Nonsense!' said the wife; 'he will do it very willingly, I know; go along and try!'
"When I have caught forty fish," said he, "then I will tell people that I have caught fifty, and so on.
The Fisherman took the net and the fish to the cave, a dark, gloomy, smoky place.
Allure for me with thy glittering the finest human fish!
In return, Pig-Jaw gave them goat-meat to eat and goat-skins to wear, and sometimes they traded the goat-meat for fish and corn and fat roots.
These hoods are only a few inches apart, and when several thousand of them are suspended just above the bottom, like a fringe, for a couple of hundred fathoms, they present a formidable obstacle to the fish that travel along the bottom.
A stream of glittering fish flew into the pen from a dory alongside.
"Unfortunately," said Harker, "it is the early fish that catches the worm."
"I have an idea," said the Wizard, "that there are fishes in these brooks.
He could not offer them fish, but he had something else in his larder.
There he will sit for hours, in a broiling sun or, perhaps, over a hole in the lee, in the coldest days in winter, under the lee of a few bushes, and not a fish will he catch, after all this mortification of the flesh.
first: the uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish. In his System of Nature, A.
He went every day to fish very early, and each day he made a rule not to throw his nets more than four times.