Definition of Fisher

1. Noun. Someone whose occupation is catching fish.

Exact synonyms: Fisherman
Specialized synonyms: Angler, Troller, Trawler
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Derivative terms: Fish

2. Noun. Large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal.
Exact synonyms: Black Cat, Fisher Cat, Martes Pennanti, Pekan
Generic synonyms: Marten, Marten Cat

Definition of Fisher

1. n. One who fishes.

Definition of Fisher

1. Proper noun. An English occupational surname for a fisherman. ¹

2. Noun. A person or ship that is engaged in fishing. ¹

3. Noun. A North American marten that has thick brown fur; ''Martes pennanti''. ¹

4. Noun. The fur of this animal. ¹

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Definition of Fisher

1. one that fishes [n -S] - See also: fishes

Medical Definition of Fisher

1. 1. One who fishes. 2. A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the "black cat." Origin: AS. Fiscere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Fisher Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fisher

fishbone diagram
fisher's exact test
fisher cat
fisher cats
fisherman's bend
fisherman's knot
fisherman's knots
fisherman's lure

Literary usage of Fisher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Fisher vras below the middle height, a stiff-built man, ... He left a son on the stage, who perpetuated the name of David Fisher borne by et least four ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"See Fisher, Harry Conway Fisher, Clarence Earle Sugar on the farm. ... 19th Cent 79:1184-9 Je '16 Fisher, Russell House designed for housekeeping ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Fisher et al. (No. 4274.) (Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Oct. 4, 1921. ... Action by Cora K. Fisher against May H. Fisher and another. ..."

4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1900)
"John Fisher, the early friend and patron of Constable, was Archdeacon of Berks, ... John Fisher, was preceptor to the Princess Charlotte, and subsequently ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Next came the turn of Bishop Fisher and Sir Thomas More, who with three fellow-prisoners, Dr Wilson, Abell, and Fetherstone, priests lately most intimate in ..."

6. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"860 Fisher and More. ICn. n. had required a promise that the letter should ... -iii of Fisher treated with greater indulgence than was and of More .... n- ..."

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