verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an area where ocean waves are being generated by the wind.
- the length of such an area.
- Informal. to arrive or stop.
- Older Use. to raise (children); bring up: She had to fetch up her younger sisters.
- Nautical. (of a vessel) to come to a halt, as by lowering an anchor or running aground; bring up.
- fetal souffle,
- fetal tissue implant,
- fetal tissue transplant,
- fetal warfarin syndrome,
- fetch and carry,
- fetch up,
Origin of fetch1
Origin of fetch2
Examples from the Web for fetch
The same bodyguard, apparently bearing croissants, returns to fetch the never-married philandering leader the next morning.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All|Tracy McNicoll|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rhino horn is particularly lucrative—each kilogram can fetch up to $66,000.
She has a t-shirt that says “Fetch,” the catchphrase from Mean Girls!Lindsay Lohan’s Reality Show Is the Most Stressful Thing on TV|Kevin Fallon|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A frightened maid came out in haste and ran away to fetch some remedy.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Killer ordered the deputies to fetch his tow-truck man, David Camp, campaign manager to James Albert Riley.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To-morrow morning we will come back to fetch the chariot: now, forward, march!Captain Fracasse|Theophile Gautier
Fetch me then three kinds of water, the Life-giving, the Curing, and the Strengthening.Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen|Alexander Chodsko
The cloud of blessing floats over our heads, but we fail to stretch forth the electric rod of prayer to fetch it down!The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
Hilda the Sunbeam was not despised because she climbed the mountainside to fetch milk and butter for the family.Erling the Bold|R.M. Ballantyne
Of course I at once sent for old Dr. Macnab, and asked him to fetch a certificate for an insane person with him.Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for fetch
Word Origin for fetch
Old English feccan, apparently a variant of fetian, fatian "to fetch, bring near, obtain; induce; to marry," probably from Proto-Germanic *fatojanan (cf. Old Frisian fatia "to grasp, seize, contain," Old Norse feta "to find one's way," Middle Dutch vatten, Old High German sih faggon "to mount, climb," German fassen "to grasp, contain"). Variant form fet, a derivation of the older Old English version of the word, survived as a competitor until 17c. Related: Fetched; fetching.
"apparition, specter, a double," 1787, of unknown origin (see OED for discussion).