verb \ˈfech\

: to go after and bring back (someone or something)

: to be sold for (an amount of money)

Full Definition of FETCH

transitive verb
a :  to go or come after and bring or take back <fetch a doctor>
b :  derive, deduce
a :  to cause to come
b :  to bring in (as a price) :  realize
c :  interest, attract
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>
a :  to reach by sailing especially against the wind or tide
b :  to arrive at :  reach
intransitive verb
:  to get and bring something; specifically :  to retrieve killed game
:  to take a roundabout way :  circle
a :  to hold a course on a body of water
b :  veer
fetch·er noun

Examples of FETCH

  1. If you throw the ball the dog will fetch it.
  2. Hunting dogs are trained to fetch.
  3. This table should fetch quite a bit at auction.
  4. The house fetched more than we expected.

Origin of FETCH

Middle English fecchen, from Old English fetian, feccan; perhaps akin to Old English fōt foot — more at foot
First Known Use: before 12th century



Definition of FETCH

:  an act or instance of fetching
a :  the distance along open water or land over which the wind blows
b :  the distance traversed by waves without obstruction

First Known Use of FETCH

circa 1530



Definition of FETCH

Origin of FETCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1787

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith


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