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1. One that fishes, as a person or ship engaged in fishing: "Her son-in-law was a splendid fisher. One day he caught a beautiful big fish" (James Joyce).
a. A carnivorous mammal (Martes pennanti) of northern North America, having thick, dark-brown fur. Also called pekan.
b. The fur of this animal.


1. a person who fishes; fisherman
2. (Animals)
a. a large North American marten, Martes pennanti, having thick dark brown fur
b. the fur of this animal
3. (Christian Churches, other) fisher of men an evangelist


1. (Biography) Andrew. 1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of Australia (1908–09; 1910–13; 1914–15)
2. (Biography) Saint John. ?1469–1535, English prelate and scholar: executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the church. Feast day: June 22
3. (Biography) John Arbuthnot 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone. 1841–1920, British admiral; First Sea Lord (1904–10; 1914–15); introduced the dreadnought


(ˈfɪʃ ər)

1. a fisherman.
2. a dark-furred North American marten, Martes pennanti.
3. the fur of this animal.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fisher - someone whose occupation is catching fishfisher - someone whose occupation is catching fish
troller, angler - a fisherman who uses a hook and line
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
trawler - a fisherman who use a trawl net
2.fisher - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammalfisher - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
amerikai fekete menyéthalász


(old, = fisherman) → Fischer m; fishers of men (Bibl) → Menschenfischer pl (Bibl)
(= animal)Fischfänger m
References in classic literature ?
There was in this part of the isle a little hut of a house like a pig's hut, where fishers used to sleep when they came there upon their business; but the turf roof of it had fallen entirely in; so that the hut was of no use to me, and gave me less shelter than my rocks.
Well, all of a sudden, a coble with a brown sail and a pair of fishers aboard of it, came flying round that corner of the isle, bound for Iona.
A sea full of many-hued fishes and crabs, for which even the Gods might long, and might be tempted to become fishers in it, and casters of nets,-- so rich is the world in wonderful things, great and small!
The parapets in front of the hotels were usually fringed with fishers of all ages.
I have actually fished from the same kind of necessity that the first fishers did.
But if we Southern whale-fishers are not so snugly housed aloft as Captain Sleet and his Greenland-men were; yet that disadvantage is greatly counterbalanced by the widely contrasting serenity of those seductive seas in which we South fishers mostly float.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.
Then, as if prompted to regularize his rather abrupt confidence, he said: "I've come down to see my cousin at Torwood; my name is Horne Fisher.
Here he overheard Mr Derby for many hours solacing himself at an entertainment which he that evening gave his friends, and to which Fisher had been invited.
said the fisher folk on the shore, whispering a prayer as they turned to go home.
A Fisher once took his bagpipes to the bank of a river, and played upon them with the hope of making the fish rise; but never a one put his nose out of the water.
The invitation was from a man named Fisher, a Chicago millionaire who had given up his life to settlement work, and had a little home in the heart of the city's slums.