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an·gler

 (ăng′glər)
n.
1. One who fishes with a hook.
2. A scheming person.
3. An anglerfish.

angler

(ˈæŋɡlə)
n
1. (Angling) a person who fishes with a rod and line
2. informal a person who schemes or uses devious methods to secure an advantage
3. (Animals) Also called: anglerfish any spiny-finned fish of the order Pediculati (or Lophiiformes). They live at the bottom of the sea and typically have a long spiny movable dorsal fin with which they lure their prey

an•gler

(ˈæŋ glər)

n.
1. a person who fishes with a hook and line.
2. a person who tries to get something through scheming.
3. any of various large-mouthed marine fishes of the family Lophiidae, having a wormlike lure dangling from the head for attracting prey.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angler - a scheming personangler - a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
plotter, schemer - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action
2.angler - a fisherman who uses a hook and lineangler - a fisherman who uses a hook and line
fisher, fisherman - someone whose occupation is catching fish
3.angler - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring preyangler - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
family Lophiidae, Lophiidae - large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
monkfish - flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America

angler

noun fisherman, fisher, piscator or piscatrix a thinking angler with tremendous ability
Translations
صائِد السَّمَك بِالصِّنَّارّهصائِد السمك
rybář
lystfiskersportsfisker
onkija
ribič
horgász
stangveiîimaîur
魚を釣る人
낚시꾼
fritidsfiskare
นักตกปลา
người câu cá

angler

[ˈæŋgləʳ] Npescador(a) m/f (de caña)

angler

[ˈæŋglər] npêcheur/euse m/f (à la ligne)

angler

nAngler(in) m(f)

angler

[ˈæŋgləʳ] npescatore m 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

angler

صائِد السمك rybář lystfisker Angler ψαράς pescador onkija pêcheur ribič pescatore 魚を釣る人 낚시꾼 visser sportsfisker wędkarz pescador удильщик fritidsfiskare นักตกปลา olta balıkçısı người câu cá 垂钓者
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They said that as a poet, or a shilling shocker, or a reporter, or anything of that kind, I might be satisfactory, but that, to gain any position as a Thames angler, would require more play of fancy, more power of invention than I appeared to possess.
A solitary angler stood casting his fly at a turn in the stream where the backwater lay still and deep under an overhanging bank.
Let me confess, then, that I assumed the character of a fastidious angler, and managed to be a week in discovering the right place to fish in--always, it is unnecessary to say, under Alicia's guidance.
An angler happened luckily to be a-fishing a little below me, though some very high sedge had hid him from my sight.
But one fine day I learned that the mover of this telegraph was only a poor wretch, hired for twelve hundred francs a year, and employed all day, not in studying the heavens like an astronomer, or in gazing on the water like an angler, or even in enjoying the privilege of observing the country around him, but all his monotonous life was passed in watching his white-bellied, black-clawed fellow insect, four or five leagues distant from him.
I will add the rest of what I have to say about my friend, that he was skilled in all kinds of music, but principally pipe-music; was a well-considered poet in his own tongue; had read several books both in French and English; was a dead shot, a good angler, and an excellent fencer with the small sword as well as with his own particular weapon.
We waded so gently and reverently, or we pulled together so smoothly, that the fishes of thought were not scared from the stream, nor feared any angler on the bank, but came and went grandly, like the clouds which float through the western sky, and the mother-o'-pearl flocks which sometimes form and dissolve there.
The feature here was the fancy of old Hook for being the first man up every morning, his fixed routine as an angler, and his annoyance at being disturbed.
I played with this lover as an angler does with a trout.
As the young gipsy's little holiday came to an end, I turned with a sigh upon my way; and here, while still on the subject, may I remark on the curious fact that probably Borrow has lived and died without a single gipsy having heard of him, just as the expertest anglers know nothing of Izaak Walton.
Some fifty yards lower, the river took a turn round a promontory of land, on which stood a little inn much frequented by anglers in the season.
The farm-house stood in a sheltered inland valley, on the banks of the prettiest stream in that part of Yorkshire: and the farmer had a spare bedroom and parlour, which he was accustomed to let to artists, anglers, and tourists in general.