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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fish·ing, n.
 1. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
 2. A fishery.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fish·ing, a.  Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.
 Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing.
 Fishing line, a line used in catching fish.
 Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
 Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling.
 Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.
 Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc.
 Fishing tube Micros., a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fished p. pr. & vb. n. Fishing.]
 1. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
 2. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
    Any other fishing question.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of someone who fishes as a diversion [syn: sportfishing]
      2: the occupation of catching fish for a living