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fisher

[fish-er] /ˈfɪʃ ər/
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.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English fisscher fisherman, Old English fiscere. See fish, -er1

Fisher

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

fisher

/ˈfɪʃə/
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

Fisher

/ˈfɪʃə/
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
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Word Origin and History for fisher
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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fisher in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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