What does fetch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fetchverb

    the action of fetching

  2. bring, get, convey, fetchverb

    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, bringverb

    be sold for a certain price

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

  4. fetchverb

    take away or remove

    "The devil will fetch you!"

Wiktionary

  1. fetchnoun

    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. fetchnoun

    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. fetchnoun

    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. fetchverb

    To retrieve; to bear towards; to go get.

  5. fetchverb

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

  6. fetchverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fetchverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  2. Fetchverb

    to obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  3. Fetchverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  4. Fetchverb

    to reduce; to throw

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  5. Fetchverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  6. Fetchverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  7. Fetchverb

    to cause to come; to bring to a particular state

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  8. fetchverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  9. Fetchnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

  10. Fetchnoun

    the apparation of a living person; a wraith

    Etymology: [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fetch

    fech, v.t. to bring: to go and get: to obtain as its price: to accomplish in any way: to bring down, to cause to yield: to reach or attain.—v.i. to turn: (naut.) to arrive at.—n. the act of bringing: space carried over: a stratagem.—adj. Fetch′ing, fascinating.—Fetch and carry, to perform humble services for another; Fetch a pump, to pour water in so as to make it draw; Fetch out, to draw forth, develop; Fetch to, to revive, as from a swoon; Fetch up, to recover: to come to a sudden stop. [A.S. feccan, an altered form of fetian, to fetch; cf. Ger. fassen, to seize.]

  2. Fetch

    fech, n. the apparition, double, or wraith of a living person.—n. Fetch′-can′dle, a nocturnal light, supposed to portend a death. [Ety. unknown.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fetch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fetch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fetch in a Sentence

  1. Stefano Caselli:

    Poste can probably fetch a multiple of 8-10 times EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation), valuing the whole group 8-10 billion euros given the positive mood on the stock market, but it's not clear what kind of discount investors will demand given that only a minority stake will be sold.

  2. Travis Benton:

    It definitely can fetch a higher price, probably a few thousand dollars I would say.

  3. Christina Rossetti:

    For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

  4. Delfin Lorenzana:

    We can send transportation to fetch them.

  5. New York:

    The small menu is so appealing and the place itself so charming that you almost forget, as a diner, that you have to do much of the work of dining out yourself. You scout your own table. You fetch and fill your own water glass. And if you’d like another glass of wine, you go back to the counter.

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