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an·gling

 (ăng′glĭng)
n.
The act, process, or art of fishing with a hook and line and usually a rod.

angling

(ˈæŋɡlɪŋ)
n
(Angling)
a. the art or sport of catching fish with a rod and line and a baited hook or other lure, such as a fly; fishing
b. (as modifier): an angling contest.

an•gling

(ˈæŋ glɪŋ)

n.
the act or art of fishing with a hook and line, usu. attached to a rod.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angling - fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)angling - fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
fishing, sportfishing - the act of someone who fishes as a diversion
fly-fishing - angling with an artificial fly as a lure
trolling, troll - angling by drawing a baited line through the water
fish lure, fisherman's lure - (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers

angling

noun fishing He claimed that angling is a cruel sport.
Quotations
"a worm at one end and a fool at the other" [Dr. Johnson]
"God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling" [Izaak Walton]
Translations
صَيْد السَّمَك بِالصِّنَّارَهصيد بالصِنَّارَة
rybaření
lystfiskerisportsfiskeri
onginta
pecanje
horgászatsporthorgászat
stangveiîi
魚釣り
낚시질
rybačka
fritidsfiske
การตกปลา
câu cá

angling

[ˈæŋglɪŋ] Npesca f con caña

angling

[ˈæŋglɪŋ]
npêche f (à la ligne)
modif [club, association, website] → de pêche à la ligne

angling

n (esp Brit) → Angeln nt

angling

[ˈæŋglɪŋ] npesca con la lenza

angle2

(ˈӕŋgl) verb
to use a rod and line to try to catch fish. angling for trout.
ˈangler noun
a person who fishes with a rod and line.
ˈangling noun

angling

صيد بالصِنَّارَة rybaření lystfiskeri Angeln ψάρεμα pesca con caña onginta pêche pecanje pesca 魚釣り 낚시질 hengelsport sportsfiske wędkarstwo pesca ao anzol ужение fritidsfiske การตกปลา olta balıkçılığı câu cá 垂钓
References in classic literature ?
Dear Brown: I have spent the forenoon angling for a couple of very young fish, and have landed them with more trouble than they are worth.
In the lowest gallery, I beheld some people fishing with long angling rods, and others looking on.
Here some light-minded person may exclaim against the truth of this statement; they will say that there is not in all France a girl so silly as to be ignorant of the art of angling for men; that Mademoiselle Cormon is one of those monstrous exceptions which commonsense should prevent a writer from using as a type; that the most virtuous and also the silliest girl who desires to catch her fish knows well how to bait the hook.
191) adds the curious statement that "he spent his time in angling, but used no bait, his object not being to catch fish.
It is a simple and easily worked plan, and there has been some talk lately of its being made use of by the angling fraternity in general.
On the narrow Augesd Dam where for so many years the old miller had been accustomed to sit in his tasseled cap peacefully angling, while his grandson, with shirt sleeves rolled up, handled the floundering silvery fish in the watering can, on that dam over which for so many years Moravians in shaggy caps and blue jackets had peacefully driven their two-horse carts loaded with wheat and had returned dusty with flour whitening their carts- on that narrow dam amid the wagons and the cannon, under the horses' hoofs and between the wagon wheels, men disfigured by fear of death now crowded together, crushing one another, dying, stepping over the dying and killing one another, only to move on a few steps and be killed themselves in the same way.
Some Radical fellow speechifying at Middlemarch said Casaubon was the learned straw-chopping incumbent, and Freke was the brick-and-mortar incumbent, and I was the angling incumbent.
By dint of angling with great dexterity and patience, under the direction of both her parents, my handsome sister Annabella had succeeded in catching an eligible husband, in the shape of a wizen, miserly, mahogany-colored man, turned fifty, who had made a fortune in the West Indies.
If you happen to be fond of angling, I can offer you some little amusement in that way.
It was after I had made my locations on Goldstead--and didn't know what a treasure-pot that that trip creek was going to prove--that I made that trip east over the Rockies, angling across to the Great Up North there the Rockies are something more than a back-bone.
One of his hobbies was to wait for the American Shakespeare--a hobby more patient than angling.
It was as much as he could do now, with the help of his big stick and frequent stops, to hobble down to the canal with Master Tom, and bait his hook for him, and sit and watch his angling, telling him quaint old country stories; and when Tom had no sport, and detecting a rat some hundred yards or so off along the bank, would rush off with Toby the turnspit terrier, his other faithful companion, in bootless pursuit, he might have tumbled in and been drowned twenty times over before Benjy could have got near him.