Definitions for fetchfɛtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fetchfɛtʃ(v.t.)

  1. to go and bring back; return with; get:

    to fetch water from a well.

  2. to cause to come; bring:

    to fetch a doctor.

  3. to sell for or bring (a price, financial return, etc.):

    The horse fetched more money than it cost.

  4. to attract; captivate.

    Category: Informal

  5. to take (a breath).

  6. to utter (a sigh, groan, etc.).

  7. to deal or deliver (a stroke, blow, etc.).

  8. to perform or execute (a movement, step, leap, etc.).

  9. to reach by sailing.

    Category: Nautical, British, Navy

  10. (of a hunting dog) to retrieve (game).

    Category: Sport

  11. (v.i.)to go and bring things.

  12. Chiefly Naut. to move or maneuver.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  13. to retrieve game (often used as a command to a hunting dog).

    Category: Sport

  14. to go by an indirect route (often fol. by around or about).

  15. fetch up, to arrive or stop. Chiefly Dial.to raise (children).

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal, Status (usage)

  16. (n.)the act of fetching.

  17. the distance of fetching:

    a long fetch.

  18. an area where ocean waves are being generated by the wind.

    Category: Oceanography

  19. the reach or stretch of a thing.

  20. a trick; dodge.

Idioms for fetch:

  1. fetch and carry,to perform menial tasks.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fetch:

bef. 1000; ME fecchen, OE fecc(e)an

fetch′er(n.)

fetchfɛtʃ(n.)

  1. Ref: wraith (def. 1). 1

Origin of fetch:

1780–90; of uncert. origin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fetch(verb)

    the action of fetching

  2. bring, get, convey, fetch(verb)

    go or come after and bring or take back

    "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"

  3. fetch, bring in, bring(verb)

    be sold for a certain price

    "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

  4. fetch(verb)

    take away or remove

    "The devil will fetch you!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fetch(verb)ɛtʃ

    to go to sb or sth and bring them back

    He went to fetch his coat.

Wiktionary

  1. fetch(Noun)

    The object of fetching; the source and origin of attraction; a force, quality or propensity which is attracting eg., in a given attribute of person, place, object, principle, etc.

  2. fetch(Noun)

    A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice.

  3. fetch(Noun)

    The apparition of a living person; a wraith; one's double (seeing it is supposed to be a sign that one is fey or fated to die)

  4. fetch(Verb)

    To retrieve; to bear towards; to go get.

  5. fetch(Verb)

    To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.

  6. fetch(Verb)

    To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fetch(verb)

    to bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get

  2. Fetch(verb)

    to obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for

  3. Fetch(verb)

    to recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to

  4. Fetch(verb)

    to reduce; to throw

  5. Fetch(verb)

    to bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh

  6. Fetch(verb)

    to bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing

  7. Fetch(verb)

    to cause to come; to bring to a particular state

  8. fetch(verb)

    to bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward

  9. Fetch(noun)

    a stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice

  10. Fetch(noun)

    the apparation of a living person; a wraith

Freebase

  1. Fetch

    Fetch is a full-featured GUI-based Mac OS-only FTP client made by Fetch Softworks. The latest version of Fetch is 5.6; the long-awaited version 5 was released on May 24, 2005. In addition to basic FTP functionality, Fetch includes such features as editing files without having to download them and re-upload them. In version 5.0, support for SFTP was added, and in version 5.2, FTPS was added.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fetch' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2982

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fetch' in Verbs Frequency: #758


Translations for fetch

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fetch(verb)

to go and get (something or someone) and bring it

Fetch me some bread.

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