adjective South Midland U.S.
Origin of fetched
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.
Origin of fetch1
Related Words for fetchedsell, earn, retrieve, obtain, yield, produce, carry, back, bring, elicit, convey, transport, tote, make, escort, lug, get, conduct, deliver, bear
Examples from the Web for fetched
Contemporary Examples of fetched
One of them fetched Manuel, nicknamed Barba (Spanish for beard), who was, of course, clean shaven.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
October 12, 2014
It is pressed deep inside, then more is fetched to mash on top.Dr. Mike’s Makes the Best Ice Cream on Earth
Jane & Michael Stern
July 27, 2014
He called J.W. Whitten for permission, then fetched the local priest.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
A 1986 dress worn by Diana fetched $140,000 in London today.'Fairytale' Diana Dress Makes $140,000 At Auction
December 4, 2013
The beautiful pink ‘Princie’ diamond just fetched a record haul at Christie's.Whose $40 Million Diamond Is It? An Italian Family Feud
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 18, 2013
Historical Examples of fetched
I fetched up at an exit on the side street, and there they were directly in front of me.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
But we had an accident, now, and it fetched all the plans to a standstill.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And who fetched them into this province, I should like to know!In the Valley
They fetched her something to bring her round, and she was so pale, oh, so pale.
There I found Laurence Grard, but she was fetched away the next moment.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for fetch
Word Origin for fetch
"apparition, specter, a double," 1787, of unknown origin (see OED for discussion).
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.