Diversion vs Fishing - What's the difference?

diversion | fishing |

As nouns the difference between diversion and fishing

is that diversion is fun, entertainment, levity while fishing is (label) the act of catching fish.

As an adjective fishing is

of, about, or pertaining to the act of.

As a verb fishing is




(en noun)
  • (military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.
  • A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind.
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  • The act of diverting.
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  • Removal of water via a canal.
  • (transport) A detour, such as during road construction
  • (transport) The rerouting of cargo or passengers to a new transshipment point or destination, or to a different mode of transportation before arrival at the ultimate destinationUS FM 55-15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886 .
  • (legal) Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program.
  • See also

    * hobby * distraction * red herring






  • Of, about, or pertaining to the act of .
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=3/19/2
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    * piscatorious, piscatory, piscatorial, piscatorical, piscatorian


  • (label) The act of catching fish.
  • a good day's fishing
  • The act of catching other forms of seafood, separately or together with fish.
  • (senseid)(uncountable) Commercial fishing: the business or industry of catching fish and other seafood for sale.
  • the fishing industry
  • (label) A fishery, a place for catching fish.
  • *Spenser
  • *:the rent of the fishings
  • Synonyms

    * (act) piscatology, piscation, piscicide (pejorative), piscicapture, the gentle craft * (business) fishery, the fish industry, the seafood industry * (sport) sportfishing * (place) See fishery


  • Derived terms

    * bottom fishing * fishing boat * fishing cat * fishing expedition * fishing ground * fishing hook * fishing line * fishing pole * fishing rod * fishing space