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Meaning of FETCH

Pronunciation:  fech

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"
  3. [v]  be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

FETCH is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bring, bring, bring in, convey, get
 Antonyms: bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away
 See Also: change hands, channel, channelise, channelize, come, come up, deliver, retrieve, transfer, transmit, transport



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fetch\ (?; 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 person speaking, or the person or thing
       from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go
       and bring; to get.
             Time will run back and fetch the age of gold.
             He called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a
             little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as
             she was going to fetch it he called to her, and
             said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bred in
             thine hand.                           --1 Kings
                                                   xvii. 11, 12.
    2. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
             Our native horses were held in small esteem, and
             fetched low prices.                   --Macaulay.
    3. To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to;
       as, to fetch a man to.
             Fetching men again when they swoon.   --Bacon.
    4. To reduce; to throw.
             The sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to
             the ground.                           --South.
    5. 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.
             I'll fetch a turn about the garden.   --Shak.
             He fetches his blow quick and sure.   --South.
    6. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive
       at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
             Meantine flew our ships, and straight we fetched The
             siren's isle.                         --Chapman.
    7. To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.
             They could n't fetch the butter in the churn. --W.
    {To fetch a compass} (Naut.), to make a sircuit; to take a
       circuitious route going to a place.
    {To fetch a pump}, to make it draw water by pouring water
       into the top and working the handle.
    {To fetch} {headway or sternway} (Naut.), to move ahead or
    {To fetch out}, to develop. ``The skill of the polisher
       fetches out the colors [of marble]'' --Addison.
    {To fetch up}.
       (a) To overtake. [Obs.] ``Says [the hare], I can fetch up
           the tortoise when I please.'' --L'Estrange.
       (b) To stop suddenly.
  2. \fetch\, v. i.
    To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch
    about; to fetch to windward. --Totten.
    {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll slide to
    {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously, like a trained
  3. \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.
             Every little fetch of wit and criticism. --South.
    2. The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
             The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp. --Dickens.
    {Fetch candle}, a light seen at night, superstitiously
       believed to portend a person's death.
Computing Dictionary

A macintosh program by Jim Matthews <[email protected]> for transferring files using file transfer protocol (FTP). Fetch requires a Mac 512KE, System 4.1, and either ksp 1.03 or mactcp.

Current version: 2.1.2.

Fetch is Copyright 1992, Trustees of Dartmouth College.

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Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Length of water surface exposed to wind during generation of waves.
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