Fitch definition

fĭch
(person) 1743-98; U.S. inventor of a steamboat.
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The fur of this animal.
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The pelt or fur of this animal.
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The European polecat, Mustela putorius.
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The skin of the polecat.
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(obsolete) A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads "spelt".
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(heraldry) Sharpened to a point; pointed.
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(person) 1865-1909; U.S. playwright.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fitch
Plural:
fitches

Origin of fitch

  • Middle English fiche from Middle Dutch vitsche, visse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare French fiché, lit. p.p. of ficher to fasten, Old French fichier to pierce. Compare fish.

    From Wiktionary

  • See vetch.

    From Wiktionary