- any animal that catches fish for food.
- a fisherman.
- a dark-brown or blackish marten, Martes pennanti, of northern North America.
- the fur of this animal.
Origin of fisher
- Andrew,1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1908–09, 1910–13, 1914–15.
- Dorothy Can·field [kan-feeld] /ˈkænˌfild/, Dorothea Frances Canfield Fisher, 1879–1958, U.S. novelist.
- Irving,1867–1947, U.S. political economist.
- Saint JohnJohn of Rochester, c1469–1535, English Roman Catholic prelate and humanist: executed for treason.
- John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kil·ver·stone [kil-ver-stuh n] /ˈkɪl vər stən/, 1841–1920, British admiral.
- M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy),1908–92, U.S. culinary author.
Examples from the Web for fisher
And there is no denying that Fisher plays a lot of Asteroids.
“Playing Asteroids is a little like directing a television show,” Fisher has told me.
In fact, it was by way of pinball that Fisher came to Asteroids in the first place.
After a day off from shooting The Fisher King, Robin Williams decides to work out.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
One gets the sense that these are the words Sotomayor stifled, or perhaps drafted and circulated, in Fisher.Affirmative Action Isn’t Oppressive, but the Roberts Court Wants to End It Anyway
April 23, 2014
I'm carrying orders to Fisher's battery, down here by the cross-roads.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Father, you know you oughtn't to have this strain on you—you know what Dr. Fisher said!Strife (First Series Plays)
The attic in Fisher's house in Cambridge was Howe's workroom.The Age of Invention
Figure 26 is from plants collected in Michigan and photographed by Dr. Fisher.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The cock doth crow, It is time for the fisher to rise and go.Captain Brand of the "Centipede"</p>
H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
- 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
Word Origin and History for fisher
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).