fish

fish
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
I
v. angle; pull out, dredge; solicit; search. See pursuit, desire, fish, food.
II
Aquatic vertebrate animal
Nouns
1. fish, denizen of the deep, Pisces; anadromous, freshwater or saltwater fish, tropical fish, game fish; school, shoal; fish hatchery, fishery; fishing (see pursuit); panfish (see food).
2. (parts of a fish) [dorsal, pectoral, pelvic, ventral, anal, adipose, or caudal] fin, spine, nostril, barbel, operculum, keel, tail, gill, gill slit, gill raker, scute, spiracle, priapum, swim bladder, myotome; [placoid, ganoid, ctenoid, or cycloid] scale; lateral line, cupula, neuromast, Weberian apparatus, electroreceptor, sucker.
3. (jawless fishes) hagfish; [northern, pouched, or shorthead] lamprey.
4. (cartilaginous jawed fishes) shark; frill, sixgill, cow, bramble, dogfish, rough, saw, horn, bullhead, carpet, blind, zebra, nurse, whale, goblin, crocodile, megamouth, thresher, basking, mackerel, finback, weasel, whaler, requiem, angel, man-eating, or hammerhead shark, wobbegong, white-spotted spurdog, sand tiger, mako, tope, catshark, houndshark; ray, platyrhinid, guitarfish; skate, sawfish, electric ray, coffinray, narcinid, narkid, river ray, sting ray, butterfly ray, sixgill ray, eagle ray, cownose ray, shovelnose ray, sharkfin, guitarfish, manta, devil ray; [plownose, short-nose, or longnose] chimaera, ratfish, spookfish, elephant fish.
5. (bony jawed fishes)
a. lungfish, coelacanth, gombessa.
b. bichir, reedfish, sturgeon, beluga, paddlefish, gar, bowfin.
c. teleost, bonytongue, arapaima, pirarucu, butterflyfish, featherback, mooneye, goldeye, aba, elephantfish; tenpounder, ladyfish, tarpon, bonefish, halosaur, spiny eel; [freshwater, shortfaced, spaghetti, moray, slime, snipe, pike, cutthroat, snake, worm, duckbill, conger, garden, narrowneck, spoonbill, sawtooth, gulper, or singlejaw] eel, swallower.
d. herring, brisling, sprat, sardine, sardinella, shad, menhaden, mossbunker, pilchard, anchovy, anchoveta, nehu, thryssa.
e.
milkfish, beaked salmon, shellear, hingemouth; carp, koi, mahseer, rasbora, snow trout, roach, redeye, rudd, bleak, bream, squawfish, bitterling, zebrafish, zebra danio, shiner, goldfish, veiltail, chub, minnow, dace, ide, orfe, tench, loach, sucker; buffalofish, characin, tigerfish, trahira, voladora, pyrrhulina[n], pencil fish, African or neon tetra, brycon, piranha, tambaqui, flannelmouth, anastomin, leporinin, headstander, hatchetfish.
6.
a. catfish, [velvet, mountain, spinyhead, plated, spinynose, Andes, suckermouth, bullhead, miller's thumb, bagrid, schilbid, torrent, loach, banjo, hillstream, airsac, electric, olyrid, eeltail, upsidedown, thorny, wood, shovelnose, bottlenose, helogene, shark, or loweye] catfish, corydora, can-dirus, madtom, wels, sheatfish, squeaker, longwhisker, carnero.
b. [long-tail, longsnout, bluntnose, or banded] knifefish.
7. pike, muskellunge, muskie, mudminnow, smelt, cap[e]lin, barreleye, spookfish, slickhead, tubeshoulder, salamanderfish, ayu, icefish, noodle-fish, galaxiid, peladillo, whitebait, [brook, golden, rainbow, Sunapee, or brown] trout, steelhead, [Chinook or sockeye] salmon, pike, pickerel, char, whitefish, cisco, grayling.
8.
a. lightfish, bristlemouth, hatchetfish, viperfish, dragonfish, snaggletooth, loosejaw; aulopid, bathysaurid, greeneye, harpadontic, Bombay duck, tripod fish.
b. lizardfish, pearleye, waryfish, telescopefish, hammer-jaw, barracudina, daggertooth, omosudid, lancetfish.
c. lanternfish.
d. troutperch, cavefish, swampfish, blindfish.
e. cod, burbot, mora, melanonid, codlet, codfish, pollock, haddock, hake, rattail, grenadier.
f.pearlfish, cuskeel, kingklip, brotula, pearlfish, aphyonid.
g. toadfish, midshipman.
h. goosefish, monkfish, frogfish, lophichthyid, [humpback, fanfin, needlebeard, wolftrap, hollowchin, or double] angler, hand fish, seatoad, gaper, coffinfish, batfish, seadevil, netdevil, dreamer, footballfish, blackdevil.
9.
a. clingfish, singleslit.
b. annual, profundulid, killifish, mosquitofish, ricefish, medaka, buntingi, Amazon molly, platy[fish], Amistad gambusia, panchax, cuatro ojos, livebearer, guppie, goodeid, pupfish.
c. flyingfish, halfbeak, betta, needlefish, saury.
d. silverside, topsmelt, jacksmelt, grunion, rainbowfish, blue-eyes.
e. opah, velifer, crestfish, inkfish, ribbonfish, oarfish, tube-eye, jellynose fish.
f. beardfish, squirrelfish, soldierfish, alfoncino, redfish, fangtooth fish, pineapple or pinecone fish, coatofmail fish, flashlight or lanterneye fish, roughie, sawbelly, slimehead, spinyfin, fangtooth, pricklefish, bigscale fish, ridgehead, gibberfish, bristlyskin, [orangemouth, redvelvet, or flabby] whalefish, hairyfish, tapetail, mosaicscale fish.
10.
a. parazen, dory, orio, tinselfish, boarfish.
b. sand eel, tubesnout, stickleback; paradox fish; seamoth, trumpetfish, cornetfish, snipefish, shrimp-fish, razorfish, pipefish, seahorse.
c. swampeel, marbled eel.
d. scorpionfish, rockfish, stonefish, coral croucher, velvetfish, prowfish, pigfish, horsefish, sea robin, gurnard, flathead, sablefish, skilfish, greenling, ling-cod, combfish, sculpin, cabezon, ereuniid, oilfish, blob fish, poacher, snailfish, lumpfish, lumpsucker, stonefish, turkeyfish, lionfish.
11. perch, glassfish, snook, barramundi, robalo, gnomefish, discus, wreck-fish, cavebass, snook, weakfish, sea trout, squeteague, dottyback, basslet, jawfish, roundhead, bandfish, grunter, banjosid, aholehole, sunfish, tilapia, crappie, darter, bigeye, catalufa, cardinalfish, whiting, tilefish, trevally, bluefish, tailor, moonfish, ponyfish, slipmouth, pomfret, manefish, rover, [red] snapper, fusilier, emperor, tripletail, mojarra, silver biddy, grunt, bonnetmouth, porgy, scup, bream, scavenger, emperor, threadfin, drum[fish], croaker, goatfish, moonfish, fingerfish, sweeper, beachsalmon, archerfish, nurseryfish, galjoenfish, seachub, nibbler, blackfish, tautog, halfmoon, mado, sweep, stripey, spadefish, argusfish, scat, butterflyfish, angelfish, dottyback, hulafish, devilfish, longfin, spiny basslet, alewife, oldwife, armorhead, knifejaw, ragfish, nurseryfish; roosterfish, papagallo, jack, pompano, permit, pilot fish, scad, amberjack, remora, cobia, sergeant fish, dolphin; hawkfish, kelpfish, morwong, trumpeter; mullet; threadfin; ronquil, eelpout, prickleback, wrymouth, gunnel, wolffish, quillfish, prow-fish, graveldiver; thornfish, plunderfish, dragonfish, icefish; swallower, sandfish, weeverfish, stargazer, sanddiver, sandburrower, duckbill, sand-perch, torrentfish, sandlance; triplefin, blenny; dragonet; rabbitfish, louvar, Moorish idol, surgeonfish, doctorfish, tang; barracuda fish, cutlass-fish, mackerel, albacore, tuna, bonito, swordfish, sailfish, marlin, spearfish, billfish, wahoo; medusafish, driftfish, squaretail, butterfish; chameleonfish, leaffish, snakehead, [climbing, kissing, or giant] gourami, pikehead; spiny eel.
12.
a. grouper, rock cod, soapfish, podge, cabrilla, kelp bass, butter hamlet, anthias, sea bass.
b. cichlid, angelfish.
c. surfperch, damselfish, demoiselle, anemonefish, white ear, garibaldi, clownfish.
d. wrass, parrotfish, butterfish, rock whiting, rainbow cale, clown coris.
e. [snake, convict, or mimic] blenny, sand stargazer.
f. goby, sleeper, gudgeon, mudskipper.
g. flatfish, flounder, plaice, whiff, halibut, tonguefish, [Dover, lemon, or tongue] sole.
h. spikefish, triplespine, triggerfish, filefish, leatherjacket, boxfish, cowfish, trunkfish, pursefish, puffer[fish], toado, porcupinefish, ocean sunfish, globefish, balloonfish.
13. (young fish) alevin, fry, parr, smolt, grilse, whitebait.
14. (minute marine animals) plankton, benthos, nekton, tripton, [bio]seston.
Verbs — spawn; fish, angle (see pursuit).
Adjectives — fishy, fishlike, eellike, etc.; anguilliform, selachian, etc.; piscatory, piscatorial.
Quotations — Who hears the fishes when they cry? It will not be forgotten by some memory that we were contemporaries (Thoreau).
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. piscis (Latin), seafood, panfish, denizen of the deep, finny prey, one of the finny tribe.
Types of fish include: catfish, pickerel, pike, perch, trout, flounder, sucker, sunfish, bass, crappy, bream, sole, turbot, mackerel, cod, horse mackerel, salmon, carp, minnow, porgy, eel, bullhead, hogfish, blenny, blindfish, herring, shad, barracuda, monkfish, bluefish, shark, tilefish, swordfish, goldfish, gar, bowfin, flatfish, devilfish, dogfish, goby, flying fish, blackfish, whitefish, tuna, marlin, red snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, roughy, grampus, pompano, haddock, hake, halibut, mullet, loach, muskellunge, bluefish, sardine, anchovy, smelt; see also bass , clam , lobster , oyster , shrimp , trout , turtle , whale 1 .
drink like a fish*,
Syn. drink heavily, imbibe, get drunk; see drink 2 .
like a fish out of water*,
Syn. out of place, out of one's element, alien, displaced; see improper 1 , unfamiliar 2 .
neither fish, flesh, nor fowl,
Syn. unrecognizable, indefinite, unknown, amorphous; see uncertain 2 , vague 2 .
v.
Syn. go fishing, angle, troll, seine, net, trawl, fly-cast, bob, shrimp, clam, cast one's hook, bait the hook, whale, cast one's net, bait up*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. angle troll, cast, flycast, trawl, seine, chum.
2. search rummage, hunt, pick through.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To try to obtain something, usually by subtleness and cunning: angle1, hint. See ASK.

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