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first sergeant
U.S. Army. the senior noncommissioned officer of a company, squadron, etc., responsible for personnel and administration. [1870-75] * * *
First State
Delaware (used as a nickname). * * *
first strike
the initial use of nuclear weapons in a conflict, in which the attacker tries to destroy the adversary's strategic nuclear forces. [1960-65] * * *
first water
1. (formerly) the highest degree of fineness in a diamond or other precious stone. Cf. water (def. 13). 2. the finest quality; highest rank. [1745-55] * * *
First World
the major industrialized non-Communist nations, including those in Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan. Cf. Second World, Third World, Fourth World. [1970-75] * ...
First World War
➡ World War I * * *
First World War.
See World War I. * * *
first-aid
See first aid. * * *
first-cause argument
/ferrst"kawz"/, Philos. an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite ...
first-class
/ferrst"klas", -klahs"/, adj. 1. of the highest or best class or quality: a first-class movie. 2. best-equipped and most expensive: a first-class railroad car. 3. given or ...
first-class cricket
n [U] the type of cricket in which it takes three days or more to play a match. In Britain, first-class cricket refers to the county championship and to international matches. * ...
first-come
/ferrst"kum"/, adj. arranged, considered, or done in order of application or arrival, as for purposes of service: orders filled on a first-come basis. * * *
first-day cover
/ferrst"day', -day"/, Philately. a cover marked so as to indicate that it was mailed on the first day of issue of the stamp it bears and from one of the cities at which the stamp ...
first-degree
/ferrst"di gree"/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the lowest or first in a series. 2. of or pertaining to the highest or most serious in a series. * * *
first-degree burn
Pathol. See under burn1 (def. 47). [1920-25] * * *
first-degree murder
Law. See under murder (def. 1). * * *
first-degreeburn
first-de·gree burn (fûrstʹdĭ-grēʹ) n. A mild burn that produces redness of the skin but no blistering. * * *
first-dollar coverage
/ferrst"dol"euhr/, Insurance. insurance that provides payment for the full loss up to the insured amount with no deductibles. * * *
first-foot
/ferrst"foot"/, Scot. n. Also, first-footer. 1. the first person to cross the threshold of a house on New Year's Day. 2. the first person met after starting out on the day of an ...
first-footing
n [U] the Scottish tradition of waiting for a new person to enter a house at New Year before the celebrations can begin. Many people enjoy first-footing in Scotland by going to ...
first-generation
/ferrst"jen'euh ray"sheuhn/, adj. 1. being the first generation of a family to be born in a particular country. 2. being a naturalized citizen of a particular country; immigrant: ...
first-in, first-out
/ferrst"in", ferrst"owt"/ 1. an inventory plan that assumes that items purchased first will be sold first and that by valuing inventory items at the price of the most recent ...
first-in,first-out
first-in, first-out (fûrstʹĭnʹ fûrstʹoutʹ) n. A method of inventory accounting in which the oldest remaining items are assumed to have been the first sold. In a period of ...
first-line
/ferrst"luyn"/, adj. 1. available for immediate service, esp. combat service: first-line troops. 2. of prime importance or quality. [1895-1900] * * *
first-name
adj. /ferrst"naym'/; v. /ferrst"naym"/, adj., v., first-named, first-naming. adj. 1. of or pertaining to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a ...
first-nighter
first-nighter [fʉrst′nīt′ər] n. a person who attends the opening performance of a play, opera, etc., esp. one who regularly attends first nights * * *
first-person
See first person. * * *
first-rate
/ferrst"rayt"/, adj. 1. excellent; superb. 2. of the highest rank, rate, or class. adv. 3. very well. [1660-70] * * *
first-run
first-run [fʉrst′run′] adj. designating or of: a) a film in its first schedule of performances b) a theater that shows first-run films c) a TV program or series being ...
first-strike
See first strike. * * *
first-string
—first-stringer, n. /ferrst"string"/, adj. 1. composed of regular members, participants, etc. (distinguished from substitute): the first-string team. 2. foremost; main: the ...
first-stringer
See first-string. * * *
first-termer
/ferrst"terr"meuhr/, n. a person serving his or her first term, as a member of the U.S. Congress. [1885-90, Amer.; first term + -ER1] * * *
first-time
/ferrst"tuym"/, adj. used, appearing, contending, etc., for the first time: a first-time candidate. * * *
first-timer
/ferrst"tuy"meuhr/, n. a person who does, experiences, or attends something for the first time. [first time + -ER1] * * *
First-World
See First World. * * *
firstaid
first aid n. Emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.   firstʹ-aidʹ (fûrstʹādʹ) adj. * * *
firstbase
first base n. 1. Baseball. a. The first of the bases in the infield, counterclockwise from home plate. b. The fielding position occupied by the first baseman. 2. Slang. The ...
firstbaseman
first baseman n. Baseball The infielder stationed near first base. * * *
firstborn
/ferrst"bawrn"/, adj. 1. first in the order of birth; eldest. n. 2. a firstborn child. 3. a first result or product. [1300-50; ME; see FIRST, BORN] * * *
firstclass
first class n. 1. The first, highest, or best group in a system of classification: a restaurant of the first class. 2. The most luxurious and most expensive class of ...
firstcomer
/ferrst"kum'euhr/, n. a person who arrives first or among the first. [1860-65, Amer.; FIRST + COMER] * * *
firstcousin
first cousin n. See cousin. * * *
firstdown
first down n. Football 1. The first in the series of four downs in which an offensive team must advance ten yards to retain possession of the ball. 2. A gain of ten or more yards ...
firstedition
first edition n. 1. a. The first published copies of a literary work printed from the same type and distributed at the same time. b. A single copy from a group published ...
firstfamily
first family also First Family n. 1. A family having high social status, often because of descent from the first settlers of a place. 2. The family of the chief executive of a ...
firstfinger
first finger n. See index finger. * * *
firstfloor
first floor n. 1. The ground floor of a building. 2. Chiefly British. The floor immediately above the ground floor. * * *
firstfruits
first fruits also first·fruits (fûrstʹfro͞otsʹ) pl.n. 1. The first gathered fruits of a harvest, offered to God in gratitude. 2. The first results of an undertaking. * * *
firsthand
/ferrst"hand"/, adv. 1. from the first or original source: We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the first or original ...
firstlady
first lady n. 1. often First Lady The wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country, state, or city. 2. The foremost woman of a specified profession or art: the first lady ...
firstlieutenant
first lieutenant n. 1. A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marines that is above second lieutenant and below captain. 2. One who holds this rank. 3. A lieutenant ...
firstling
/ferrst"ling/, n. 1. the first of its kind to be produced or to appear. 2. first offspring. 3. a first product or result. [1525-35; FIRST + -LING1] * * *
firstly
/ferrst"lee/, adv. in the first place; first. [1525-35; FIRST + -LY] * * *
firstmate
first mate n. An officer on a merchant ship ranking immediately below the captain. * * *
firstname
first name n. A given name or the name that occurs first in a given name. * * *
FirstNation
First Nation n. Canadian An organized aboriginal group or community, especially any of the bands officially recognized by the Canadian government.   First Nations adj.   Usage ...
FirstNations
See First Nation. * * *
firstnight
first night n. 1. The opening performance of a theatrical production. 2. The performance presented on such a night. * * *
firstnighter
/ferrst"nuy"teuhr/, n. a person who often or usually attends the theater, opera, etc., on opening night. Also, first-nighter. [1880-85; FIRST NIGHT + -ER1] * * *
firstoffender
first offender n. One convicted of a legal offense for the first time. * * *
firstpapers
first papers pl.n. The documents first filed by one applying for U.S. citizenship. * * *
firstperson
first person n. 1. The grammatical category of forms that designate a speaker or writer referring to himself or herself. Examples of forms in the first person include English ...
firstrun
first run n. The initial period in which a movie is released.   firstʹ-runʹ (fûrstʹrŭnʹ) adj. * * *
firstsergeant
first sergeant n. The senior noncommissioned officer of a U.S. Army or Marine Corps unit, who is equivalent in rank to a master sergeant and performs administrative duties. * * *
firststrike
first strike n. A preemptive attack against an enemy, especially one using nuclear weapons against an enemy armed with nuclear weapons.   firstʹ-strikeʹ (fûrstʹstrīkʹ) ...
firststring
first string n. A group of players that play regularly or start games for a sports team. * * *
firstwater
first water n. 1. The highest degree of quality or purity in diamonds or pearls. 2. The foremost rank or quality: a pianist of the first water.   [Probably translation of Arabic ...
FirstWorld
First World also first world n. During the Cold War, the industrialized capitalist nations of the world.   Firstʹ-Worldʹ (fûrstʹwûrldʹ) adj. * * *
FirstWorld War
First World War n. World War I. * * *
firth
/ferrth/, n. Chiefly Scot. a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast. Also, frith. [1400-50; late ME (Scots) < ON firth-, s. of fjorthr FJORD] * * *
Firth
—Firthian, adj. /ferrth/, n. John Rupert, 1890-1960, English linguist. * * *
Firth of Forth
➡ Forth * * *
Firth of Tay
➡ Tay * * *
Firth, John R
▪ British linguist born June 17, 1890, Keighley, Yorkshire, Eng. died Dec. 14, 1960, Lindfield, Sussex       British linguist specializing in contextual theories of ...
Firth, Sir Charles
▪ British historian born March 16, 1857, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England died February 19, 1936, Oxford, Oxfordshire       English historian noted for his work on ...
Firth, Sir Raymond
▪ New Zealander anthropologist in full  Sir Raymond William Firth   born March 25, 1901, Auckland, New Zealand died February 22, 2002, London, England       New ...
Firth, Sir Raymond William
▪ 2003       New Zealand-born anthropologist (b. March 25, 1901, Auckland, N.Z.—d. Feb. 22, 2002, London, Eng.), applied his early education in economics in Auckland ...
Fīrūzābād
▪ Iran ancient  Gūr        town situated about 55 miles (88 km) south of Shīrāz, in the Fars region of south-central Iran. The town is said to have been founded ...
Fīrūzābādī, al-
▪ Iranian lexicographer in full  Abu ʾl-ṭāhir Muḥammad Ben Yaʿḳūb Ben Muḥammad Ben Ibrāhīm Majd Al-dīn Al-shāfiʿī Al-shīrāzī Al-fīrūzābādī  born , ...
fisc
/fisk/, n. a royal or state treasury; exchequer. [1590-1600; < MF < L fiscus treasury, moneybag, lit., basket, bag] * * *
fiscal
—fiscally, adv. /fis"keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the public treasury or revenues: fiscal policies. 2. of or pertaining to financial matters in general. n. 3. (in some ...
fiscal agent
a person or organization serving as another's financial agent. [1835-45] * * *
fiscal policy
Measures employed by governments to stabilize the economy, specifically by adjusting the levels and allocations of taxes and government expenditures. When the economy is ...
fiscal year
any yearly period without regard to the calendar year, at the end of which a firm, government, etc., determines its financial condition. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
fiscalist
fiscalist [fis′kəlist] n. an adherent of FISCAL (sense 3) policies; Keynesian: opposed to MONETARIST * * *
fiscally
See fiscal. * * *
fiscalyear
fiscal year n. Abbr. FY A 12-month period for which an organization plans the use of its funds. * * *
Fischart, Johann
▪ German satirist born 1546/47, Strasbourg [now in France] died 1590, Forbach, Lorraine [France]       German satirist, the principal German literary opponent of the ...
Fischer
/fish"euhr/, n. 1. Edwin, 1886-1960, Swiss pianist. 2. Emil /ay"mil/, 1852-1919, German chemist: Nobel prize 1902. 3. Ernst Otto, born 1918, German chemist: Nobel prize 1973. 4. ...
Fischer projection
Method of representing the three-dimensional structures of molecules on a page, devised by Emil Fischer. By convention, horizontal lines represent bonds projecting from the ...
Fischer von Erlach
/fish"euhrdd feuhn erdd"lahkh/ Johann Bernhard /yaw"hahn berddn"hahrddt/, 1656-1723, Austrian architect. * * *
Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard
▪ Austrian architect Introduction baptized July 20, 1656, Graz, Austria died April 5, 1723, Vienna       Austrian architect, sculptor, and architectural historian ...
Fischer, Annie
▪ 1996       Hungarian pianist who was particularly admired for her interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann (b. July 5, 1914—d. April 10, ...
Fischer, Bobby
orig. Robert James Fischer born March 9, 1943, Chicago, Ill., U.S. U.S. chess master. He became a grandmaster at age 15, then a record. In 1972 Fischer defeated Boris Spassky ...
Fischer, Edmond H.
▪ American biochemist born April 6, 1920, Shanghai, China       American biochemist who was the corecipient with Edwin G. Krebs (Krebs, Edwin Gerhard) of the 1992 Nobel ...
Fischer, Emil
▪ German chemist Introduction in full  Emil Hermann Fischer  born Oct. 9, 1852, Euskirchen, Prussia [Ger.] died July 15, 1919, Berlin, Ger.  German chemist who was awarded ...
Fischer, Emil (Hermann)
born Oct. 9, 1852, Euskirchen, Prussia died July 15, 1919, Berlin, Ger. German organic chemist. He received his Ph.D. in 1874. He determined the structures of uric acid, ...
Fischer, Ernst Otto
▪ German chemist born Nov. 10, 1918, Munich, Ger. died July 23, 2007, Munich       German theoretical chemist and educator who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in ...
Fischer, Fritz
▪ 2000       German historian and professor (1948–73; emeritus, 1973–99) of medieval and modern history at the University of Hamburg who rejected the prevailing ...
Fischer, Hans
▪ German biochemist born July 27, 1881, Höchst, near Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died March 31, 1945, Munich       German biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for ...
Fischer, Johann Michael
▪ German architect born 1692, Burglengenfeld, Bavaria [Germany] died May 6, 1766, Munich       German architect, one of the most creative and prolific designers of late ...
Fischer, Joschka
▪ 1996       Joschka Fisher, Germany's Green Party (Die Grünen) leader, steered his party from its anti-nuclear image during the 1990s and in 1995 accomplished his goal ...
Fischer, Kuno
▪ German philosopher original name  Ernst Kuno Berthold   born July 23, 1824, Sandewalde, Prussia [Germany] died July 5, 1907, Heidelberg       German philosopher and ...
Fischer, Ludwig
▪ German opera singer in full  Johann Ignaz Ludwig Fischer   born Aug. 18, 1745, Mainz, archbishopric of Mainz [Germany] died July 10, 1825, Berlin, Prussia ...
Fischer, O W
▪ 2005       German film actor (b. April 1, 1915, Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary [now in Austria]—d. Feb. 1, 2004, Lugano, Switz.), played the lead in dozens of light ...
Fischer, Timothy Andrew
▪ 1994       Tim Fischer was reelected leader of the right-of-centre National Party of Australia after the Nationals won two additional seats from the Australian Labor ...
Fischer,Emil Hermann
Fi·scher (fĭshʹər), Emil Hermann. 1852-1919. German chemist. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for his work on the structure and synthesis of sugars and purines. * * *
Fischer,Robert James
Fischer, Robert James. Known as “Bobby.” Born 1943. American chess player who became a grand master at the age of 15 and was world champion from 1972 to 1974. * * *
Fischer-Dieskau
/fish"euhr dee"skow/; Ger. /fish"euhrdd dees"kow/, n. Dietrich /dee"trik/; Ger. /dee"trddikh/, born 1925, German baritone. * * *
Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich
born May 28, 1925, Berlin, Ger. German baritone and conductor. He had his first extensive performance experience as a prisoner of war in Italy, and he made his professional ...
Fischer-Dieskau,Dietrich
Fi·scher-Die·skau (fĭshʹər-dēʹskou), Dietrich. Born 1925. German baritone considered by most the world's foremost male interpreter of lieder. In 1965 he appeared in the ...
Fischer-Tropsch process
/fish"euhr trohpsh", -tropsh"/, Chem. a catalytic hydrogenation method to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels from carbon monoxide. [1930-35; named after F. Fischer (d. 1948), and ...
Fischer-Tropsch reaction
▪ chemistry       conversion of so-called synthesis gas, composed mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, to hydrocarbons (hydrocarbon) through the influence of elevated ...
Fischhof, Adolf
▪ Austrian political theorist born Dec. 8, 1816, Alt-Ofen, Hung., Austrian Empire died March 23, 1893, Emmersdorf, Austria       Austrian political theorist, one of the ...
fiscus
(Latin; "basket") Treasury of the Roman emperor, so-called because the money was stored in baskets. Funds were also stored in the public treasury, the aerarium. The fiscus took ...
fish
—fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates, ...
Fish
/fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808-93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869-77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold-blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt ...
fish and chip shop
➡ fish and chips * * *
fish and chips
fried fish fillets and French fries. [1875-80] * * *
fish ball
☆ fish ball or fish cake n. a fried ball (or patty) of minced fish, often mixed with mashed potatoes * * *
fish cake
a fried ball or cake of shredded fish, esp. salt codfish, and mashed potato. Also called fish ball. [1850-55] * * *
fish crow
a crow, Corvus ossifragus, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, that feeds on fish, mollusks, etc. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
fish culture
the artificial propagation and breeding of fish. [1860-65] * * *
fish doctor
a scaleless, brightly colored eelpout, Gymnelis viridis, of Arctic waters. * * *
fish duck
Informal. merganser. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
fish farm
—fish farming. a facility in which fish are bred for commercial purposes. [1860-65] * * *
fish farmer
See fish-farm. * * *
fish finger
fish finger n. Brit. a fish stick * * *
fish flake
a platform for drying fish. [1760-70, Amer.] * * *
fish flour
powdered fish, high in protein, used as an ingredient in other foods. [1875-80] * * *
fish fork
a small fork having usually three tines, used for eating fish at table. * * *
fish fry
1. a picnic or other gathering at which fish are fried and eaten. 2. fried fish. [1815-25, Amer.] * * *
fish geranium.
See zonal geranium. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
fish hatchery
a facility where fish eggs are hatched and the fry raised, esp. to stock lakes, streams, and ponds. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
fish hawk
osprey (def. 1). [1700-10, Amer.] * * *
fish joint
fish joint n. a joint between two timbers, railroad rails, etc. that meet end to end and are fastened together by a fishplate or fishplates: also fished joint * * *
fish knife
a small knife with a spatulalike blade, used with a fork in cutting fish at table. [1375-1425; late ME fishknif] * * *
fish ladder
a series of ascending pools constructed to enable salmon or other fish to swim upstream around or over a dam. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
fish line
fish line n. a line, usually with a hook at one end, used in fishing * * *
fish louse
any of numerous small crustaceans, esp. certain copepods, parasitic on the skin and gills of fish. * * * ▪ crustacean also called  Carp Louse,  plural  Fish Lice, or Carp ...
fish meal
dried fish ground for use as fertilizer, animal feed, or an ingredient in other foods. Also, fishmeal. [1850-55] * * *       coarsely ground powder made from the cooked ...
fish oil
▪ chemistry       fatty oil from the bodies of fishes, used in the manufacture of many products, such as margarine, cooking oil, cosmetics, caulking compounds, paints, ...
fish owl
▪ bird also called  Fishing Owl,         any of several species of owls of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes). They live near water and eat fish as well as ...
fish poisoning
Illness from eating varieties of poisonous fishes. Most cases are caused by one of three toxins: ciguatera poisoning, from fishes in whose flesh dinoflagellates have produced ...
fish pole.
See fishing pole. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
fish processing
Introduction       preparation of seafood and freshwater fish for human consumption.       The word fish is commonly used to describe all forms of edible ...
fish protein concentrate
an odorless and tasteless high-protein food additive made from ground fish and suitable for human consumption. Abbr.: FPC [1960-65] * * *
Fish River
▪ river, Namibia Afrikaans  Visrivier,         stream in southern Namibia. It rises in Namaqualand and flows south across the Great Namaqualand plateau, where it cuts ...
fish sauce
▪ seasoning       in Southeast Asian cookery, a liquid seasoning prepared by fermenting freshwater or saltwater fish with salt in large vats. After a few months time, ...
fish slice
1. a broad-bladed kitchen implement with a long handle, for turning fish in frying. 2. Chiefly Brit. a broad-bladed implement for serving fish at table. [1885-90] * * *
fish stick
an oblong piece of fried fish, usually breaded. [1950-55] * * *
fish story
Informal. an exaggerated or incredible story: It was just another one of his fish stories. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
fish tackle
Naut. a tackle for fishing an anchor. [1680-90] * * *
fish warden
a public official who enforces game laws relating to fish. [1780-90, Amer.] * * *
fish wheel.
See salmon wheel. * * *
Fish, Hamilton
born Aug. 3, 1808, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 6, 1893, New York City U.S. secretary of state (1869–77). He served New York state as lieutenant governor (1847–48), ...
Fish, Hamilton, Jr.
▪ 1997       U.S. politician who was the fourth Hamilton Fish to serve in the U.S. Congress; a moderate Republican from New York, he supported civil rights and gun ...
Fish, Stanley
▪ American literary critic in full  Stanley Eugene Fish  born April 19, 1938, Providence, R.I., U.S.       American literary critic particularly associated with ...
Fish,Hamilton
Fish (fĭsh), Hamilton. 1808-1893. American politician who was a U.S. representative from New York, (1843-1845), governor of New York (1849-1850), a U.S. senator (1851-1857), ...
fish-bellied
/fish"bel'eed/, adj. Building Trades, Mach. (of a beam or rail) having a convex underside. [1825-35] * * *
fish-farm
See fish farm. * * *
fish-finder
▪ fishing also called  Netsonde,         in commercial fishing, high-frequency sonar device for locating schools of fish. It transmits sound waves downward and ...
fishable
—fishability, n. /fish"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. that may be fished in: nonpolluted, fishable streams. 2. lawful to be fished in: a lake that is fishable only with a ...
fishand chips
fish and chips pl.n. Fried fillets of fish and French-fried potatoes. * * *
Fishbourne
the place near Chichester in southern England where in 1960 parts of a large Roman building were found under the ground. It was probably built by the Romans in the 1st century ...
fishbowl
/fish"bohl'/, n. 1. a glass bowl for goldfish, snails, etc. 2. a place, job, or condition in which one's activities are open to public view or scrutiny. Also, fish ...
Fishburne, Laurence
▪ American actor in full  Laurence John Fishburne III  born July 30, 1961, Augusta, Georgia, U.S.       American actor noted for the intensity of his performances. In ...
fishcake
fish cake n. A fried cake or patty of chopped fish, often mixed with potato, bread crumbs, or rice. * * *
fishcrow
fish crow n. A crow (Corvus ossifragus) native to the coastal regions and rivers of the eastern United States. * * *
fisher
/fish"euhr/, n. 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 ...
Fisher
/fish"euhr/, n. 1. Andrew, 1862-1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1908-09, 1910-13, 1914-15. 2. Dorothy Canfield /kan"feeld'/, (Dorothea Frances ...
Fisher (of Kilverstone), John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron
born Jan. 25, 1841, Ceylon died July 10, 1920, London, Eng. British admiral and first sea lord. He entered the navy at 13 and saw combat in Crimea, China, and Egypt. Promoted ...
Fisher King
Arthurian Romance. (in the story of Percival) the custodian of the Grail. * * *
Fisher, Alan
▪ British labour leader born June 20, 1922, Birmingham, Warwickshire [now West Midlands], Eng. died March 20, 1988, Gwynedd county, Wales       British labour leader, ...
Fisher, Allison
▪ 2005       Continuing to rack up impressive victories on the Women's Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) tour in 2004 was England's Allison Fisher. The woman ...
Fisher, Andrew
▪ prime minister of Australia born Aug. 29, 1862, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scot. died Oct. 22, 1928, London, Eng.  three-time Labor prime minister of Australia (1908–09, ...
Fisher, Bud
▪ American cartoonist byname of  Harry Conway Fisher   born April 3, 1884/85, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Sept. 7, 1954, New York, N.Y.       American cartoonist and ...
Fisher, Clara
▪ American actress born July 14, 1811, probably London, Eng. died Nov. 12, 1898, Metuchen, N.J., U.S.       Anglo-American actress whose personality and performances ...
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
▪ American author original name  Dorothea Frances Canfield , pen name  Dorothy Canfield  born Feb. 17, 1879, Lawrence, Kan., U.S. died Nov. 9, 1958, Arlington, ...
Fisher, Herbert Albert Laurens
▪ British historian and government official born March 21, 1865, London, Eng. died April 18, 1940, London  British historian, educator, government official, and author who ...
Fisher, Irving
born Feb. 27, 1867, Saugerties, N.Y., U.S. died April 29, 1947, New Haven, Conn. U.S. economist best known for his work in the field of capital theory. He received his Ph.D. ...
Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron
▪ British admiral born Jan. 25, 1841, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka] died July 10, 1920, London       British admiral and first sea lord whose reforms between 1904 and 1910 ...
Fisher, M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy)
Fish·er (fĭshʹər), M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy). 1908-1992. American writer noted especially for her culinary works, including her standard translation of Brillat-Savarin's ...
Fisher, M.F.K.
▪ American author in full  Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher  born July 3, 1908, Albion, Mich., U.S. died June 22, 1992, Glen Ellen, Calif.       American writer whose ...
Fisher, Morris
▪ American athlete born May 4, 1892, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. died May 23, 1968       American rifle shooter who won five Olympic gold medals during the ...
Fisher, Rudolph
▪ American writer in full  Rudolph John Chauncey Fisher  born May 9, 1897, Washington, D.C., U.S. died Dec. 26, 1934, New York, N.Y.  American short-story writer and ...
Fisher, Saint John
▪ English priest byname  John of Rochester  born 1469, Beverley, Yorkshire, Eng. died June 22, 1535, London; canonized May 19, 1935; feast day July 9       English ...
Fisher, Sir R(onald) A(ylmer)
born Feb. 17, 1890, East Finchley, Middlesex, Eng. died July 29, 1962, Adelaide, S.Aus., Austl. British statistician and geneticist. As statistician for an agricultural ...
Fisher, Sir Ronald Aylmer
▪ British geneticist and statistician born February 17, 1890, London, England died July 29, 1962, Adelaide, Australia       British statistician and geneticist who ...
Fisheries
▪ Table Species metric tons anchoveta 5,451,003 Alaskan pollock 4,992,269 Chilean Jack mackerel ...
fisherman
/fish"euhr meuhn/, n., pl. fishermen, adj. n. 1. a person who fishes, whether for profit or pleasure. 2. a ship used in fishing. adj. 3. Also, fisherman's. of, pertaining to, or ...
fisherman's bend
a knot made by taking a round turn on the object to which the rope is to be fastened, passing the end of the rope around the standing part and under the round turn, and securing ...
fisherman's ring
Rom. Cath. Ch. the signet ring worn by the pope. [1720-30] * * * ▪ Roman Catholicism       the pope's signet ring; it shows St. Peter as a fisherman and has the ...
fisherman'sbend
fish·er·man's bend (fĭshʹər-mənz) n. A knot used to secure the end of a line to a ring or spar, made by two turns with the end passed back under both. * * *
fisherman'sknot
fisherman's knot © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A knot used to join two lines, made by securing either end to the opposite standing part by an overhand knot. * ...
Fisherman’s Friends{™}
n [pl] a British make of sweet that is small and hard and tastes very strong. Many people suck them when they have a cold or a cough because they help to clear the nose and ...
fisherwoman
fish·er·wom·an (fĭshʹər-wo͝om'ən) n. A woman who fishes as an occupation or for sport. * * *
fishery
/fish"euh ree/, n., pl. fisheries. 1. a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery. 2. a place where fish or shellfish are caught. 3. the occupation or industry of catching, ...
Fishery Production and Trade by Principal Producers in 1996
▪ 1999 Fishery Production and Trade by Principal Producers in 1996   Production   Imports Exports Country (metric ...
Fishery Production and Trade by Principal Producers in 1997
▪ 2000 Fishery Production and Trade by Principal Producers in 1997   Production   Imports Exports Country (metric ...
Fishes
Fish·es (fĭshʹĭz) pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) See Pisces. * * *
fisheye
/fish"uy'/, n., pl. fisheyes. 1. (in plasterwork) a surface defect having the form of a spot. 2. an unfriendly or suspicious look. 3. fisheyes, Slang. tapioca pudding. Also, fish ...
fisheye lens
Photog. a hemispherical plano-convex lens for photographing in a full 180° in all directions in front of the camera, creating a circular image having an increasing amount of ...
fishfarm
fish farm n. A commercial facility consisting of tanks or ponds in which fish are raised for food.   fishʹ-farm' (fĭshʹfärm') v. fish farmer n. * * *
fishflour
fish flour n. A flour made of dried and powdered fish. * * *
fishfly
/fish"fluy'/, n., pl. fishflies. a neuropterous insect of the family Corydalidae that is similar to but smaller than a dobsonfly. [1865-70; FISH + FLY2] * * *
fishfry
fish fry n. 1. A cookout or other meal at which fried fish is the main course. 2. A piece of fried fish. * * *
fishgig
/fish"gig'/, n. a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water. Also called fizgig. [1635-45; alter. (by assoc. with FISH) of FIZGIG, prob. by folk etym. ...
fishhawk
fish hawk n. See osprey. * * *
fishhook
/fish"hook'/, n. a hook used in fishing. [1350-1400; ME fischhook. See FISH, HOOK] * * *
fishhook cactus
a large cactus, Ferocactus wislizenii, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having hooked spines and red or yellow flowers. [1845-50, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant  any hook-spined ...
fishily
See fishy. * * *
fishiness
See fishily. * * *
fishing
/fish"ing/, n. 1. the act of catching fish. 2. the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish. 3. a place or facility for catching fish. [1250-1300; ME fisshing. See ...
fishing banks
a relatively shallow area of the sea in which fish are usually abundant. [1755-65] * * *
fishing cat
▪ mammal       (species Felis viverrina), tropical cat of the family Felidae, found in India and Southeast Asia. The coat of the fishing cat is pale gray to deep ...
fishing expedition
Informal. 1. a legal proceeding mainly for the purpose of interrogating an adversary, or of examining his or her property and documents, in order to gain useful information. 2. ...
fishing ground
a part of a body of water where the fishing is usually good. [1635-45] * * *
fishing industry
Taking, processing, and marketing of fish and other seafood from oceans, rivers, and lakes. Fishing is one of the primary forms of food production; it ranks with farming and ...
fishing line
fishline. * * *
fishing pole
a long, slender rod of wood or other material with a line and hook fastened to one end for use in catching fish. Also called fish pole. [1785-95, Amer.] * * *
fishing rod
a long, slender, cylindrical, flexible rod usually made of bamboo, steel, or fiberglass, for use with a reel and line in catching fish. Cf. fly rod. [1545-55] * * *
fishing smack
any of various fore-and-aft-rigged fishing vessels of rather large size, often containing a well to keep the catch alive. [1775-85] * * *
fishing tackle
fishing tackle n. the equipment, as hooks, lines, rods, reels, etc., used in fishing * * *
fishing trip.
See fishing expedition. * * *
fishing worm
Midland and Southern U.S. an earthworm. Regional Variation. See earthworm. * * *
fishingexpedition
fishing expedition n. An open-ended inquiry or investigation, often undertaken on the pretext of a minor or unrelated matter, whose real purpose is to uncover embarrassing or ...
fishingrod
fishing rod n. A rod of wood, steel, or fiberglass used with a line for catching fish. Also called fishing pole. * * *
fishjoint
fish joint n. A joint formed by bolting a fishplate to each side of two abutting rails, timbers, or beams.   [From fishplate.] * * *
fishkill
/fish"kil'/, n. the sudden destruction of large quantities of fish, as by pollution. Also, fish kill. [1960-65; FISH + KILL1] * * *
fishladder
fish ladder n. A series of pools arranged like ascending steps at the side of a stream, enabling migrating fish to swim upstream around a dam or other obstruction. * * *
fishline
/fish"luyn'/, n. a line attached to a fishhook used in fishing. Also, fishing line. [1630-40, Amer.; FISH + LINE1] * * *
fishmeal
fish·meal (fĭshʹmēl') n. A nutritive mealy substance produced from fish or fish parts and used as animal feed and fertilizer. * * *
fishmonger
/fish"mung'geuhr, -mong'-/, n. Chiefly Brit. a dealer in fish, esp. for eating. [1300-50; ME fysshmongere. See FISH, MONGER] * * *
fishnet
/fish"net'/, n. 1. a net for catching fish. 2. a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet. adj. 3. being of an open-mesh weave: fishnet stockings. [bef. 1000; ME; OE ...
fishplate
/fish"playt'/, n. 1. a metal or wooden plate or slab, bolted to each of two members that have been butted or lapped together. 2. Railroads Now Rare. a joint bar. [1850-55; fish, ...
fishpond
/fish"pond'/, n. a small pond containing fish, often one in which edible fish are raised for commercial purposes, as for stocking lakes and streams or wholesaling. [1250-1300; ...
fishpound
/fish"pownd'/, n. a submerged net used in commercial fishing for capturing fish. [1855-60, Amer.; FISH + POUND3] * * *
fishprotein concentrate
fish protein concentrate n. Abbr. FPC A flour or paste rich in protein that is prepared from ground fish and used as a nutritional additive to foods. * * *
fishsauce
fish sauce n. See nuoc mam. * * *
fishskin
/fish"skin'/, n. Slang. 1. a condom. 2. a dollar bill. [1645-55, for literal sense; FISH + SKIN] * * *
fishskin disease
fishskin disease [fish′skin΄] n. ICHTHYOSIS * * *
fishskindisease
fish·skin disease (fĭshʹskĭn') n. See ichthyosis. * * *
fishstick
fish stick n. An oblong piece of breaded fish fillet. * * *
fishstory
fish story n. Informal An implausible, boastful story.   [From the fact that fishermen traditionally exaggerate the size of their catch.] * * *
fishtail
/fish"tayl'/, v.i. 1. to swerve or skid from side to side, as the rear end of a car. 2. to slow an airplane by causing its tail to move rapidly from side to side. n. 3. such a ...
fishtailpalm
fishtail palm n. Any of several tropical Asiatic palms of the genus Caryota, particularly C. mitis, having bipinnate leaves with toothed, oblique leaflet apices. * * *
fishtank
/fish"tank'/, n. a glass-sided tank for keeping, displaying, or observing live fish or other aquatic animals. [‡1935-40; FISH + TANK] * * *
fishwife
/fish"wuyf'/, n., pl. fishwives. 1. a woman who sells fish. 2. a coarse-mannered, vulgar-tongued woman. [1375-1425; late ME fisshwyf. See FISH, WIFE] * * *
fishworm
/fish"werrm'/, n. Chiefly New Eng. and Northern and Midland U.S. an earthworm. [1850-55, Amer.; FISH + WORM] Regional Variation. See earthworm. * * *
fishy
—fishily, adv. —fishiness, n. /fish"ee/, adj., fishier, fishiest. 1. like a fish in shape, smell, taste, or the like. 2. consisting of fish. 3. abounding in fish. 4. ...
Fisk
/fisk/, n. James, 1834-72, U.S. financier and stock speculator. * * *
Fisk University
▪ college, Nashville, Tennessee, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. One of the most notable ...
Fisk, Carlton
▪ American baseball player in full  Carlton Ernest Fisk , byname  Pudge  born Dec. 26, 1947, Bellows Falls, Vt., U.S.    professional baseball player who played for 24 ...
Fisk, James
born April 1, 1834, Bennington, Vt., U.S. died Jan. 7, 1872, New York, N.Y. U.S. financier. He worked his way up from circus hand to stockbroker and corporate official. He ...
Fisk, Wilbur
▪ American educator born Aug. 31, 1792, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. died Feb. 22, 1839, Middletown, Conn.       American educator and Methodist clergyman, principal founder ...
Fisk,James
Fisk (fĭsk), James. 1834-1872. American railroad financier and speculator who attempted in 1869 to corner the gold market with Jay Gould, leading to Black Friday, a day of ...
Fiske
/fisk/, n. 1. John (Edmund Fisk Green; John Fisk), 1842-1901, U.S. philosopher and historian. 2. Minnie Maddern /mad"euhrn/ (Marie Augusta Davey), 1865-1932, U.S. actress. * * *
Fiske, Bradley Allen
▪ United States naval officer born June 13, 1854, Lyons, N.Y., U.S. died April 6, 1942, New York, N.Y.  U.S. naval officer and inventor whose new instruments greatly ...
Fiske, Fidelia
▪ American missionary Fiske also spelled  Fisk  born May 1, 1816, Shelburne, Mass., U.S. died July 26, 1864, Shelburne       American missionary to Persia who worked ...
Fiske, Harrison Grey
▪ American playwright, theatrical manager, and journalist born July 30, 1861, Harrison, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 3, 1942, New York City       American playwright, ...
Fiske, John
▪ American historian original name  Edmund Fisk Green   born March 30, 1842, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died July 4, 1901, East Gloucester, Mass.  American historian and ...
Fiske, Minnie Maddern
▪ American actress original name  Marie Augusta Davey  born Dec. 19, 1865, New Orleans, La., U.S. died Feb. 15, 1932, Hollis, N.Y.  American actress who became one of the ...
fissi-
a combining form meaning "cleft," used in the formation of compound words: fissiparous. [ < L, comb. form of fissus cloven, fissum fissure, special uses of ptp. of findere to ...


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