I. verb Etymology: Middle English fecchen, from Old English fetian, feccan; perhaps akin to Old English fōt foot — more at foot Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to go or come after and bring or take back <
fetch a doctor
b. derive, deduce 2. a. to cause to come b. to bring in (as a price) ; realize c. interest, attract 3. a. to give (a blow) by striking ; deal b. chiefly dialect bring about, accomplish c. (1) to take in (as a breath) ; draw (2) to bring forth (as a sound) ; heave <
fetch a sigh
4. a. to reach by sailing especially against the wind or tide b. to arrive at ; reach intransitive verb 1. to get and bring something; specifically to retrieve killed game 2. to take a roundabout way ; circle 3. a. to hold a course on a body of water b. veerfetcher noun II. noun Date: circa 1530 1. trick, stratagem 2. an act or instance of fetching 3. a. the distance along open water or land over which the wind blows b. the distance traversed by waves without obstruction III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1787 doppelganger 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Fetch — (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear toward the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetch — [ fetʃ ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to be sold for a particular amount of money, especially at an AUCTION (=sale where goods are sold to the person offering the most money): The painting is expected to fetch up to $220,000. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED to go… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fetch — may refer to: * Fetch (geography), the length of water over which a given wind has blown * Fetch (game), a game played between a human and a pet in which the human throws an object for the pet to catch and/or retrieve * Fetch (FTP client), a… …   Wikipedia

  • fetch — ● fetch, fetches nom masculin (anglais fetch) En hydrologie, synonyme de course. ● fetch, fetches (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais fetch) Synonymes : course fetch …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fetch — fetch, v. i. To bring one s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward. {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously, like a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fetch — Fetch, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Every little fetch of wit and criticism. South. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fetch — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un fetch es un doble sobrenatural, aparición o fantasma de una persona viva en el folklore irlandés. Es en gran parte semejante al doppelganger. Francis Grose escribió en su Provincial Glossary (1787) que el término… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fetch — ► VERB 1) go for and bring back. 2) cause to come to a place. 3) achieve (a particular price) when sold. 4) (fetch up) informal arrive or come to rest. 5) informal inflict (a blow) on. 6) archaic bring forth (blood or tears) …   English terms dictionary

  • fetch — fetch1 [fech] vt. [ME fecchen < OE feccan, earlier fetian < IE * pedyo (extension of base * ped , FOOT) > Ger fassen, to grasp] 1. to go after and come back with; bring; get 2. to cause to come; produce; elicit 3. to draw (a breath) or… …   English World dictionary

  • fetch — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS geogr., mar. in oceanografia, l area di mare o di lago sulla quale spira un vento di direzione costante generando onde {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: der. di (to) fetch raggiungere, navigare …   Dizionario italiano

  • fetch — fetch; fetch·ing·ly; …   English syllables

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