fisher






noun

  1. any animal that catches fish for food.
  2. a fisherman.
  3. a dark-brown or blackish marten, Martes pennanti, of northern North America.
  4. the fur of this animal.

noun

  1. Andrew,1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1908–09, 1910–13, 1914–15.
  2. Dorothy Can·field [kan-feeld] /ˈkænˌfild/, Dorothea Frances Canfield Fisher, 1879–1958, U.S. novelist.
  3. Irving,1867–1947, U.S. political economist.
  4. Saint JohnJohn of Rochester, c1469–1535, English Roman Catholic prelate and humanist: executed for treason.
  5. John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kil·ver·stone [kil-ver-stuh n] /ˈkɪl vər stən/, 1841–1920, British admiral.
  6. M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy),1908–92, U.S. culinary author.

noun

  1. a person who fishes; fisherman
  2. Also called: pekan
    1. a large North American marten, Martes pennanti, having thick dark brown fur
    2. the fur of this animal
  3. fisher of men an evangelist

noun

  1. Andrew . 1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of Australia (1908–09; 1910–13; 1914–15)
  2. 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. John Arbuthnot 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone. 1841–1920, British admiral; First Sea Lord (1904–10; 1914–15); introduced the dreadnought
n.

Old English fiscere, agent noun from fish (v.). It began to be used of certain animals, hence perhaps the rise of the formation fisherman (1520s).

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