What does fisherman mean?

Definitions for fisherman
ˈfɪʃ ər mənfish·er·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fisherman, fisher(noun)

    someone whose occupation is catching fish


  1. fisherman(Noun)

    A person who attempts to catch fish.

    The fisherman cast his line.

  2. fisherman(Noun)

    A person whose profession is catching fish.

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

  3. fisherman(Noun)

    A boat used for commercial fishing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fisherman(noun)

    one whose occupation is to catch fish

  2. Fisherman(noun)

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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Papalii Faafetai:

    We breed them and when they are big enough, we tag and release them into the ocean, any fisherman who catches a turtle in their nets, we pay them to bring them here instead of eating them.

  2. Karl Marx:

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.

  3. Chandan Das:

    Usually only some fisherman are able to catch a good number of hilsa that they then sell to wholesalers and retailers, so the fish that lands in the market is very much in demand.

  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. Henry Van Dyke:

    The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. - from Fisherman's Luck

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