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fish·er

 (fĭsh′ər)
n.
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).
2.
a. A carnivorous mammal (Martes pennanti) of northern North America, having thick, dark-brown fur. Also called pekan.
b. The fur of this animal.

fisher

(ˈfɪʃə)
n
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

Fisher

(ˈfɪʃə)
n
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

fish•er

(ˈfɪʃ ər)

n.
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
Translations
FischerFischermarder
kalur
amerikai fekete menyéthalász

fisher

n
(old, = fisherman) → Fischer m; fishers of men (Bibl) → Menschenfischer pl (Bibl)
(= animal)Fischfänger m
References in classic literature ?
Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond.
Don't be surprised if I seem to be keeping it dark from some of our neighbors round here." 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. Might be a pun on my pottering about here, mightn't it?"
Thus we may, perhaps, with little danger, relate the history of Fisher; who having long owed his bread to the generosity of Mr Derby, and having one morning received a considerable bounty from his hands, yet, in order to possess himself of what remained in his friend's scrutore, concealed himself in a public office of the Temple, through which there was a passage into Mr Derby's chambers.
"Poor man!" 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.
He goes thither at first as a hunter and fisher, until at last, if he has the seeds of a better life in him, he distinguishes his proper objects, as a poet or naturalist it may be, and leaves the gun and fish-pole behind.
It belongs to all the books of the great Norwegian Bjorstjerne Bjornson, whose 'Arne,' and whose 'Happy Boy,' and whose 'Fisher Maiden' I read in this same fortunate sickness.
They stopped once, to hide their implements in a thick bush not far from the churchyard, and once again at the Fisher's Tryst, to have a toast before the kitchen fire and vary their nips of whisky with a glass of ale.
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.
--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.