1 go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat" [syn: bring, get, convey] [ant: take away]
2 be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction" [syn: bring in, bring]
3 take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"
Etymologyfecchen, feccan, Anglo-Saxon fæcce, perhaps the same word as fetian; or confer facian to wish to get, faka to prepare.
To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for
- The object of fetching; the source and origin of attraction; a force, quality or propensity which is attracting eg., in a given attribute of person, place, object, principle, etc.
- a type of guardian angel, guardian spirit, totemic being or tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming (and in this usage is conceptually cognate with fylgja).
- A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or
by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an
- "Every little fetch of wit and criticism." -South.
- The apparition of a living person; a wraith.
- "The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp." -Dickens.
Fetch may refer to:
- Fetch (geography), the length of water over which a given wind has blown
- Fetch (game), a game played between a human and a pet in which the human throws an object for the pet to catch and/or retrieve
- Fetch (FTP client), a software FTP client for Mac OS X
- Fetch (HTTP download tool), a software for linux/unix
- Fetch (software analysis tool), a cross-platform Fact Extractor Tool Chain for C++ and Java
- FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, an animated/reality TV series
- A step in the operation of a central processing unit
- A ghost, doppelgänger or other apparition
- A fetch or fæcce in Theodism is one's guardian or attendant spirit or familiar and is held to appear or take the form of an animal or chimera resembling one's disposition, quality or propensity
- A unit in the computer game Myth
- Loud Kiddington's dog on Histeria!
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