Meaning of “fishing” in the English Dictionary

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"fishing" in British English

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fishingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/

A2 the sport or job of catching fish:

My dad loves to go fishing.
a fishing rod
salmon/trout fishing
fishing tackle (= equipment used for catching fish)
Fishing is still their main source of income.

More examples

  • Most of the local population depend on fishing for their income.
  • He goes fishing at every opportunity.
  • The dolphin population has been decimated by tuna fishing.
  • The fishermen set out at sunset for a night's fishing.
  • St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters because fishing and tourism provide much of its income.

(Definition of “fishing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fishing" in American English

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fishingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɪʃ·ɪŋ/

the sport or job of catching fish:

I’d like to do a little fishing this weekend.

(Definition of “fishing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)