What does fisherman mean?

Definitions for fisherman
ˈfɪʃ ər mənfish·er·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fisherman, fishernoun

    someone whose occupation is catching fish

Wiktionary

  1. fishermannoun

    A person who attempts to catch fish.

    The fisherman cast his line.

  2. fishermannoun

    A person whose profession is catching fish.

    He is a fisherman, out on a trawler for days at a time.

  3. fishermannoun

    A boat used for commercial fishing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fishermannoun

    one whose occupation is to catch fish

  2. Fishermannoun

    a ship or vessel employed in the business of taking fish, as in the cod fishery

Freebase

  1. Fisherman

    A fisherman or fisher is someone who captures fish and other animals from a body of water, or gathers shellfish. Worldwide, there are about 38 million commercial and subsistence fishermen and fish farmers. The term can also be applied to recreational fishermen and may be used to describe both men and women. Fishing has existed as a means of obtaining food since the Mesolithic period.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fisherman' in Nouns Frequency: #2870

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fisherman in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fisherman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fisherman in a Sentence

  1. Special Police Officer Alan Byard:

    It’s out of control. We have people that are doing this – are breaking into cars in Nob Hill, then they go down to Fisherman’s Wharf, then they come out here. Then they go to another part of the city and the police can’t chase the cars, it’s considered a misdemeanor.

  2. Lawyer Bradley Bondi:

    The court realized its fishy to use a financial fraud statute, carrying up to 20 years in prison, to prosecute a commercial fisherman who otherwise would have been subject at most to a civil crime and the temporary loss of his fishing license.

  3. Nick Grono:

    This is a really innovative approach because it gets the exploiter to the table, if a fisherman brings a case in a New Zealand court against a (fishing) company, they'll probably just ignore it. But if you seize their multi-million dollar boat pending resolution of the court action, suddenly you get more attention.

  4. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

  5. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

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