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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FISH'ING, participle present tense Attempting to catch fish; searching; seeking to draw forth by artifice or indirectly; adding a piece of timber to a mast or spar to strengthen it.

FISH'ING, noun

1. The art or practice of catching fish.

2. A fishery.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fishing, the Art of

Was prosecuted with great industry in the waters of Palestine. It was from the fishing-nets that Jesus called his disciples (Mark 1:16-20), and it was in a fishing-boat he rebuked the winds and the waves (Matthew 8:26) and delivered that remarkable series of prophecies recorded in Matthew 13. He twice miraculously fed multitudes with fish and bread (Matthew 14:19; 15:36). It was in the mouth of a fish that the tribute-money was found (Matthew 17:27). And he "ate a piece of broiled fish" with his disciples after his resurrection (Luke 24:42, 43; comp. Acts 1:3). At the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1-14), in obedience to his direction, the disciples cast their net "on the right side of the ship," and enclosed so many that "they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes."

Two kinds of fishing-nets are mentioned in the New Testament-

1. The casting-net (Matthew 4:18; Mark 1:16).

2. The drag-net or seine (Matthew 13:48).

Fish were also caught by the fishing-hook (Matthew 17:27). (See NET.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FISH'ING-FROG, noun The toad-fish, or Lophius, whose head is larger than the body.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FISH'ING-PLACE, noun A place where fishes are caught with seines; a convenient place for fishing; a fishery.