1

fetch

play
verb \ ˈfech \

Definition of fetch

transitive verb
1 a :to go or come after and bring or take back
  • fetch a doctor
b :derive, deduce
  • fetch analogies from nature
2 a :to cause to come
  • one shot fetched down
b :to bring in (a price or similar return) :realize
  • The hogs fetched a good price at the market.
c :interest, attract
  • … he doesn't fetch the girls like William …
  • —D. H. Lawrence
3 a :to give (a blow) by striking :deal
  • fetch him a clip on the chin
b chiefly dialectal :bring about, accomplish
c (1) :to take in :draw
  • sat fetching her breath in dry sobs
  • —Ngaio Marsh
(2) :to bring forth :heave
  • fetch a sigh
4 a :to reach by sailing especially against the wind or tide
  • fetch the harbor before the storm breaks
b :to arrive at :reach
  • fetched home after a long ride
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
  • fetch to windward
b :veer

fetcher

noun

Examples of fetch in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of fetch

Middle English fecchen, from Old English fetian, feccan; perhaps akin to Old English fōt foot — more at foot

fetch Synonyms

Synonyms
bring, cost, go (for), run, sell (for)
Related Words
list (for); amount (to), come (to), total; command, exact; ask, demand

2

fetch

noun

Definition of fetch

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

Origin and Etymology of fetch

see 1fetch


3

fetch

noun

Definition of fetch

Origin and Etymology of fetch

origin unknown



FETCH Defined for English Language Learners

fetch

play
verb

Definition of fetch for English Language Learners

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

  • : to be sold for (an amount of money)


FETCH Defined for Kids

fetch

play
verb \ ˈfech \

Definition of fetch for Students

fetched; fetching
1 :to go after and bring back
2 :to bring as a price :sell for
  • The artwork will fetch a high price.


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