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any animal that catches for food.
a fisherman.
a dark-brown or blackish marten, Martes pennanti, of northern North America.
the fur of this animal.
Andrew, 1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1908–09, 1910–13, 1914–15.
Dorothy Canfield
[kan-feeld] /ˈkænˌfild/ (Show IPA), (Dorothea Frances Canfield Fisher) 1879–1958, U.S. novelist.
Irving, 1867–1947, U.S. political economist.
Saint John (“John of Rochester”) c1469–1535, English Roman Catholic prelate and humanist: executed for treason.
John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone
[kil-ver-stuh n] /ˈkɪl vər stən/ (Show IPA), 1841–1920, British admiral.
M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy) 1908–92, U.S. culinary author.
Contemporary Examples

There is a priority to protect the identity of their guests for fisher and Hutchinson.
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fisher is the author of the best-selling Why We Love and chief scientific adviser to the dating site Chemistry.com.
Helen Fisher Decodes Obama’s Personality Type Jerry Adler February 3, 2009

Assuming fisher wins, the court could take two possible tacks that would fall short of overruling Grutter.
Will the Supreme Court End Affirmative Action? Dan Slater February 25, 2012

Provence was where fisher and Child, along with their friend James Beard, began to break from French traditions of cooking.
This Week’s Hot Reads, Oct. 21, 2013 Thomas Flynn October 20, 2013

“The Foot” is where the intertwining stories of the fisher family began to get cooking in earnest.
The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes From ‘Sopranos,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More Brett Martin June 29, 2013

Historical Examples

fisher’s synonymy of these muscles (1946: table 42) is in error.
Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in E. Bruce Holmes

fisher, with grave misgivings, indicated where the dam began.
Roosevelt in the Bad Lands H. Hagedorn.

She was at least unfeignedly glad that Captain fisher was going to be there.
The Tidal Wave and Other Stories Ethel May Dell

The issue of July 23, 1808, was a memorial number to fisher Ames.
The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850 Albert Smyth

Mr. fisher was delighted with him; “a handier little chap,” he declared, “he had never come across.”
Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking

a person who fishes; fisherman
Also called pekan

a large North American marten, Martes pennanti, having thick dark brown fur
the fur of this animal

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

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).

Besides its literal sense (Luke 5:2), this word is also applied by our Lord to his disciples in a figurative sense (Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17).


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