Related formsfetch·ing·ly, adverbun·fetch·ing, adjective
Definition for fetching (2 of 2)
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 fetching
In this world, once-proud physicians are over-prescribing and over-ordering, grinning and pretending, stepping and fetching.
He changed his name to Ronnie Rocket, becomes a bona fide rock star, and attracts a fetching tap-dancer, Electra-Cute.
He was surrounded by friends and family, and women—one was fetching him a piece of cake.
Fetching, gracious, ladylike, she has devoted her adult life to taking care of Mitt and the boys.When Good Wives Attack: Ann Romney’s Tricky Defense of Mitt|Michelle Cottle|September 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fetching French actress Audrey Tautou is back in the romantic drama “Delicacy.”Audrey Tautou on ‘Amélie,’ Her New Film ‘Delicacy,’ & More|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I thought he was going to faint; and under a vague impression of fetching assistance, I rushed down the avenue.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2|Elizabeth Sheppard
I could only atone for the alleged offence by fetching her some refreshment, of which she readily partook.Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
Lina saw this and said, 'Listen, old Sanna, why are you fetching so much water?'Grimms' Fairy Tales|The Brothers Grimm
The other succeeded in taking Michael in flank, fetching blood and hurt with his teeth.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
Oh, that explains it, said Zeph with a frank relief that was most fetching.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher|Allen Chapman