(redirected from Fischers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Fischers: hemorrhoids, Fisher's exact test


 (fĭsh′ər), Emil Hermann 1852-1919.
German chemist. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for his work on the structure and synthesis of sugars and purines.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Biography) Emil Hermann (ˈeːmiːl ˈhɛrman). 1852–1919, German chemist, noted particularly for his work on synthetic sugars and the purine group: Nobel prize for chemistry 1902
2. (Biography) Ernst Otto. 1918–94, German chemist: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1973 with Geoffrey Wilkinson for his work on inorganic complexes
3. (Biography) Hans (hans). 1881–1945, German chemist, noted particularly for his work on chlorophyll, haemin, and the porphyrins: Nobel prize for chemistry 1930
4. (Biography) Robert James, known as Bobby. 1943–2008, US chess player; world champion 1972–75
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈfɪʃ ər)

1. Edmond, born 1920, U.S. biochemist, born in China: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1992.
2. Emil, 1852–1919, German chemist: Nobel prize 1902.
3. Ernst Otto, born 1918, German chemist: Nobel prize 1973.
4. Hans, 1881–1945, German chemist: Nobel prize 1930.
5. Robert James ( “Bobby” ), born 1943, U.S. chess player.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fischer - German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
2.Fischer - German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
3.Fischer - United States chess master; world champion from 1972 to 1975 (born in 1943)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, that's my godfather, Sir Leopold Fischer. He always comes on Boxing Day."
In front of the large hall fire, over which hung the colonel's sword, the process was completed and the company, including the saturnine Crook, presented to Sir Leopold Fischer. That venerable financier, however, still seemed struggling with portions of his well-lined attire, and at length produced from a very interior tail-coat pocket, a black oval case which he radiantly explained to be his Christmas present for his god-daughter.
"I'll put 'em back now, my dear," said Fischer, returning the case to the tails of his coat.
"Not on mine, please," said Sir Leopold Fischer, with dignity.
Dislike of the red-tied youth, born of his predatory opinions and evident intimacy with the pretty godchild, led Fischer to say, in his most sarcastic, magisterial manner: "No doubt you have found something much lower than sitting on a top hat.
He even essayed to put the paper donkey's tail to the coat-tails of Sir Leopold Fischer. This, however, was frowned down.
Sir Leopold Fischer was leaning against the mantelpiece and heaving with all the importance of panic.
"Nothing of the sort shall be suggested," said Colonel Adams, with a firm look at Fischer, which rather implied that some such thing had been suggested.
"She has lately," cried out old Fischer, "opened her father's house to a cut-throat Socialist, who says openly he would steal anything from a richer man.
It was cleverer to have marked down the Flying Stars and the very day of Fischer's coming.
Kuno Fischer was then at the height of his fame and during the winter had been lecturing brilliantly on Schopenhauer.