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FETCH, v.t.

1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing towards or to a person.

We will take men to fetch victuals for the people.

Judges 20.

Go to the flock, and fetch me from thence two kids of the goats. Gen. 27.

In the latter passage, fetch signifies only to bring.

2. To derive; to draw, as from a source.

On you noblest English, whose blood is fetched from fathers of war-proof.

[In this sense, the use is neither common nor elegant.]

3. To strike at a distance. [Not used.]

The conditions and improvements of weapons are the fetching afar off.

4. To bring back; to recall; to bring to any state. [Not used or vulgar.]

In smells we see their great and sudden effect in fetching men again, when they swoon.

5. To bring or draw; as, to fetch a thing within a certain compass.

6. To make; to perform; as, to fetch a turn; to fetch a leap or bound.

Fetch a compass behind them. 2Sam. 5.

7. To draw; to heave; as, to fetch a sigh.

8. To reach; to attain or come to; to arrive at.

We fetched the syren's isle.

9. To bring; to obtain its price. Wheat fetches only 75 cents the bushel. A commodity is worth what it will fetch.

To fetch out, to bring or draw out; to cause to appear.

To fetch to, to restore, to revive, as from a swoon.

To fetch up, to bring up; to cause to come up or forth.

To fetch a pump, to pour water into it to make it draw water.

FETCH, v.i. To move or turn; as, to fetch about.

FETCH, n. 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 artifice; as a fetch of wit.

Straight cast about to over-reach

Th' unwary conqueror with a fetch.



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FETCH, v.t.

1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing towards or to a person.

We will take men to fetch victuals for the people.

Judges 20.

Go to the flock, and fetch me from thence two kids of the goats. Gen. 27.

In the latter passage, fetch signifies only to bring.

2. To derive; to draw, as from a source.

On you noblest English, whose blood is fetched from fathers of war-proof.

[In this sense, the use is neither common nor elegant.]

3. To strike at a distance. [Not used.]

The conditions and improvements of weapons are the fetching afar off.

4. To bring back; to recall; to bring to any state. [Not used or vulgar.]

In smells we see their great and sudden effect in fetching men again, when they swoon.

5. To bring or draw; as, to fetch a thing within a certain compass.

6. To make; to perform; as, to fetch a turn; to fetch a leap or bound.

Fetch a compass behind them. 2Sam. 5.

7. To draw; to heave; as, to fetch a sigh.

8. To reach; to attain or come to; to arrive at.

We fetched the syren's isle.

9. To bring; to obtain its price. Wheat fetches only 75 cents the bushel. A commodity is worth what it will fetch.

To fetch out, to bring or draw out; to cause to appear.

To fetch to, to restore, to revive, as from a swoon.

To fetch up, to bring up; to cause to come up or forth.

To fetch a pump, to pour water into it to make it draw water.

FETCH, v.i. To move or turn; as, to fetch about.

FETCH, n. 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 artifice; as a fetch of wit.

Straight cast about to over-reach

Th' unwary conqueror with a fetch.

FETCH, n.

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 artifice; as, a fetch of wit. Shak. Straight cast about to over-reach / Th' unwary conqueror with a fetch. Hudibras.


FETCH, v.i.

To move or turn; as, to fetch about. Shak.


FETCH, v.t. [Sax. feccan, or feccean. I have not found this word in any other language. Fet, fettan, must be a different word or corruption.]

  1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing toward or to a person. We will take men to fetch victuals for the people. Judges xx. Go to the flock, and fetch me from thence two kids of the goats. Gen. xxvii. In the latter passage, fetch signifies only to bring.
  2. To derive; to draw, as from a source. On you noblest English, / Whose blood is fetched from fathers of war-proof. Shak. [In this sense the use is neither common nor elegant.]
  3. To strike at a distance. [Not used.] The conditions and improvements of weapons are the fetching afar off Bacon.
  4. To bring back; to recall; to bring to any state. [Not used or vulgar.] In smells we see their great and sudden effect in fetching men again, when they swoon. Bacon.
  5. To bring or draw; as, to fetch a thing within a certain compass.
  6. To make; to perform; as, to fetch a turn; to fetch a leap or bound. Shak. Fetch a compass behind them. 2 Sam. v.
  7. To draw; to heave; as, to fetch a sigh. Addison.
  8. To reach; to attain or come to; to arrive at. We fetched the syren's isle. Chapman.
  9. To bring; to obtain as its price. Wheat fetches only 75 cents the bushel. A commodity is worth what it will fetch. To fetch out, to bring or draw out; to cause to appear. To fetch to, to restore; to revive, as from a swoon. To fetch up, to bring up; to cause to come up or forth. To fetch a pump, to pour water into it to make it draw water. Mar. Dict.

Fetch
  1. To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get.

    Time will run back and fetch the age of gold. Milton.

    He called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bred in thine hand. 1 Kings xvii. 11, 12.

  2. To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.

    Totten.

    To fetch away (Naut.), to break loose; to roll slide to leeward. -- To fetch and carry, to serve obsequiously, like a trained spaniel.

  3. 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 artifice.

    Every little fetch of wit and criticism. South.

  4. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.

    Our native horses were held in small esteem, and fetched low prices. Macaulay.

  5. The apparation of a living person; a wraith.

    The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp. Dickens.

    Fetch candle, a light seen at night, superstitiously believed to portend a person's death.

  6. To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to.

    Fetching men again when they swoon. Bacon.

  7. To reduce; to throw.

    The sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. South.

  8. To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh.

    I'll fetch a turn about the garden. Shak.

    He fetches his blow quick and sure. South.

  9. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.

    Meantine flew our ships, and straight we fetched
    The siren's isle.
    Chapman.

  10. To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.

    They could n't fetch the butter in the churn. W. Barnes.

    To fetch a compass (Naut.), to make a sircuit; to take a circuitious route going to a place. -- To fetch a pump, to make it draw water by pouring water into the top and working the handle. -- To fetch headway or sternway (Naut.), to move ahead or astern. -- To fetch out, to develop. "The skill of the polisher fetches out the colors [of marble]" Addison. -- To fetch up. (a) To overtake. [Obs.] "Says [the hare], I can fetch up the tortoise when I please." L'Estrange. (b) To stop suddenly.

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Fetch

FETCH, verb transitive

1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing towards or to a person.

We will take men to fetch victuals for the people.

Judges 20:10.

Go to the flock, and fetch me from thence two kids of the goats. Genesis 27:9.

In the latter passage, fetch signifies only to bring.

2. To derive; to draw, as from a source.

On you noblest English, whose blood is fetched from fathers of war-proof.

[In this sense, the use is neither common nor elegant.]

3. To strike at a distance. [Not used.]

The conditions and improvements of weapons are the fetching afar off.

4. To bring back; to recall; to bring to any state. [Not used or vulgar.]

In smells we see their great and sudden effect in fetching men again, when they swoon.

5. To bring or draw; as, to fetch a thing within a certain compass.

6. To make; to perform; as, to fetch a turn; to fetch a leap or bound.

FETCH a compass behind them. 2 Samuel 5:23.

7. To draw; to heave; as, to fetch a sigh.

8. To reach; to attain or come to; to arrive at.

We fetched the syren's isle.

9. To bring; to obtain its price. Wheat fetches only 75 cents the bushel. A commodity is worth what it will fetch

To fetch out, to bring or draw out; to cause to appear.

To fetch to, to restore, to revive, as from a swoon.

To fetch up, to bring up; to cause to come up or forth.

To fetch a pump, to pour water into it to make it draw water.

FETCH, verb intransitive To move or turn; as, to fetch about.

FETCH, noun 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 artifice; as a fetch of wit.

Straight cast about to over-reach

Th' unwary conqueror with a fetch

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