Definitions for fetchfɛtʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word fetch
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to go and bring back; return with; get:
to fetch water from a well.
to cause to come; bring:
to fetch a doctor.
to sell for or bring (a price, financial return, etc.):
The horse fetched more money than it cost.
to attract; captivate.
to take (a breath).
to utter (a sigh, groan, etc.).
to deal or deliver (a stroke, blow, etc.).
to perform or execute (a movement, step, leap, etc.).
to reach by sailing.
Category: Nautical, British, Navy
(of a hunting dog) to retrieve (game).
(v.i.)to go and bring things.
Chiefly Naut. to move or maneuver.
Category: Nautical, Navy
to retrieve game (often used as a command to a hunting dog).
to go by an indirect route (often fol. by around or about).
fetch up, to arrive or stop. Chiefly Dial.to raise (children).
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal, Status (usage)
(n.)the act of fetching.
the distance of fetching:
a long fetch.
an area where ocean waves are being generated by the wind.
the reach or stretch of a thing.
a trick; dodge.
Idioms for fetch:
fetch and carry,to perform menial tasks.
Origin of fetch:
bef. 1000; ME fecchen, OE fecc(e)an
Ref: wraith (def. 1). 1
Origin of fetch:
1780–90; of uncert. origin
the action of fetching
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"
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"
take away or remove
"The devil will fetch you!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to go to sb or sth and bring them back
He went to fetch his coat.
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.
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.
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)
To retrieve; to bear towards; to go get.
To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
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
to obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for
to recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to
to reduce; to throw
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
to bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing
to cause to come; to bring to a particular state
to bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward
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
the apparation of a living person; a wraith
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fetch' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2982
Rank popularity for the word 'fetch' in Verbs Frequency: #758
Translations for fetch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to go and get (something or someone) and bring it
Fetch me some bread.
- gaan haalAfrikaans
- يَذْهَب لإحْضار، يَجْلِبArabic
- buscarPortuguese (BR)
- dojít pro, přinéstCzech
- πηγαίνω και φέρνω κτ.Greek
- ir por, ir a buscar, traerSpanish
- رفتن و آوردنFarsi
- aller chercherFrench
- जा कर लानाHindi
- poći (po) i donijetiCroatian
- érte megy és elhozHungarian
- ná í, sækja, koma meðIcelandic
- andare a prendere, portareItalian
- …을 가서 가지고 오다Korean
- aiziet pakaļ un atnest/atvestLatvian
- رفتن و آوردنPersian
- په يوشى پسې تلل، دهغه را اخيستل او راوړل، بودول، پسې تلل، راګرځول، را ستنول: خرڅول، پلورل: ايستل: وهل: اجراكولPashto
- buscar/ir buscar?Portuguese
- a aduceRomanian
- приносить; приводитьRussian
- ísť poSlovak
- iti po kajSlovenian
- gidip/alıp getirmekTurkish
- (去)拿來，取來Chinese (Trad.)
- піти, сходити (за чимсь)Ukrainian
- جا کر لاناUrdu
- tìm về, đem vềVietnamese
- （去）拿来，取来Chinese (Simp.)
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