|Origin:||fisc; related to Pisces|
fish1 S2 W1 plural fish or fishes
an animal that lives in water, and uses its fins and tail to swim:
Ronny caught three huge fish this afternoon.
Over 1,500 different species of fish inhabit the waters around the reef.
The stonefish is the most deadly of all fishes.
The lake is well stocked with fish (=fish have been put into the lake).
a shoal/school of fish (=a large group of fish swimming together)
the flesh of a fish used as food [↪ seafood]:
One usually drinks white wine with fish.
to feel uncomfortable because you feel you do not belong in a place or situation:
I felt like a fish out of water in my new school.
used to tell someone whose relationship has ended that there are other people they can have a relationship with
neither one thing nor another
to have other things to do, especially more important things
7 British English old-fashioned
someone who is slightly strange or crazy
an unfriendly person who seems to have no strong feelings
someone who is important in or who has influence over a very small area