- To fetch is defined as to go get and bring back.
An example of to fetch is a dog going after a ball to bring it back to the person who threw it.
A dog fetches a ball.
fetch definition by Webster's New World
- to go after and come back with; bring; get
- to cause to come; produce; elicit
- to draw (a breath) or heave (a sigh, groan, etc.)
- Rare to derive or infer
- to arrive at; reach, esp. when sailing against the wind or tide
- to bring as a price; sell for
- Informal to attract; charm; captivate
- Informal to deliver or deal (a blow, stroke, etc.)
Origin: Middle English fecchen ; from Old English feccan, earlier fetian ; from Indo-European an unverified form pedyo- (extension of base an unverified form ped-, foot) from source German fassen, to grasp
- to go after things and bring them back; specif., to retrieve game: said of hounds
- to take or hold a course
- to veer
- the act of fetching
- a trick; dodge
- the distance a wind blows unobstructed over water, esp. as a factor affecting the buildup of waves
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
fetch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb fetched, fetch·ing, fetch·es verb, transitive
- To come or go after and take or bring back: The puppy fetched the stick that we had tossed.
- a. To cause to come.b. To bring in as a price: fetched a thousand dollars at auction.c. To interest or attract.
- a. To draw in (breath); inhale.b. To bring forth (a sigh, for example) with obvious effort.
- Informal To deliver (a blow) by striking; deal.
- Nautical To arrive at; reach: fetched port after a month at sea.
- a. To go after something and return with it.b. To retrieve killed game. Used of a hunting dog.
- To take an indirect route.
- Nautical a. To hold a course.b. To turn about; veer.
- The act or an instance of fetching.
- A stratagem or trick.
- a. The distance over which a wind blows.b. The distance traveled by waves with no obstruction.
Origin: Middle English fecchen, from Old English feccean; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
- fetchˈer noun
noun Chiefly British
- A ghost; an apparition.
- A doppelgänger.
Origin: Origin unknown.
fetch - Computer Definition
fetch - Phrases/Idioms
fetch and carry
- Informal to come to a stop; arrive at a destination or stopping place; end up
- Dialectal to bring up or raise (a child, pet, etc.)