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 formsfetch·er, noun
Examples from the Web for fetcher
How came you to show these lines to such an amateur, such a fetcher and carrier of bays as Lady Kilrush?Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
But I will not pause there now; I will wait till the fetcher has brought in my goods and chattels.A Clerk of Oxford|Evelyn Everett-Green
Sometimes she would come with intelligence from her fetcher and carrier of news, as she called him, Captain Nuttall.Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Mr. Reed poised and sighted his artillery, and with the very natural remark, "I think this fetcher," he exploded the twin charges.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile