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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fetch 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"
    • v fetch take away or remove "The devil will fetch you!"
    • v fetch be sold for a certain price "The painting brought $10,000","The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
    • n fetch the action of fetching
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most of the world's people must walk at least 3 hours to fetch water
    • Fetch 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."
    • Fetch The apparation of a living person; a wraith. "The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp."
    • Fetch The length of such a region.
    • Fetch The unobstructed region of the ocean over which the wind blows to generate waves.
    • Fetch 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.""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 bread in thine hand."
    • v. i fetch To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
    • Fetch 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."
    • Fetch 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.""He fetches his blow quick and sure."
    • Fetch To cause to come; to bring to a particular state. "They could n't fetch the butter in the churn."
    • Fetch To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for. "Our native horses were held in small esteem, and fetched low prices."
    • Fetch To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to. "Fetching men again when they swoon."
    • Fetch To reduce; to throw. "The sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fetch To bring; usually, to go and bring; go, get, and bring or conduct to the person who gives the command or to the place where the command is given: as, fetch a chair from the other room.
    • fetch To derive; draw, as from a source.
    • fetch To draw; heave: as, to fetch a groan.
    • fetch To bring or draw into any desired relation or state; bring down, as game; bring to terms; cause to come or yield, or to meet one's wishes: as, money will fetch him if persuasion will not; a strong pull will fetch it.
    • fetch To allure; attract; fascinate.
    • fetch To bring back; bring to; revive.
    • fetch To cause to come; bring.
    • fetch To bring as an equivalent; procure in exchange, as a price: as, a commodity is worth what it will fetch; the last lot fetched only a small sum.
    • fetch To go and take.
    • fetch To bring to accomplishment; effect; take, make, or perform: as, to fetch a leap or bound; to fetch a high note in singing.
    • fetch To deliver; strike; reach in striking: as, to fetch one a blow on the head.
    • fetch To reach; attain to; arrive at; make: as, to fetch the cape by noon; to fetch the Downs.
    • fetch To carry off.
    • fetch To rear, as a child; bring up.
    • fetch To cause to stop suddenly in any course; bring to a standstill. In nautical use, same as to bring up .
    • fetch (d ) To come up with; overtake; catch up with.
    • fetch To recover.
    • fetch To move or turn: as, to fetch about.
    • fetch Nautical, to reach; attain; get.
    • n fetch The act of going and bringing; a reaching out after something; a drawing in as from a distance.
    • n fetch The course through or over which anything is fetched or carried; hence, the reach or stretch of space between two connecting or related points; a line of progress or relation from point to point.
    • n fetch 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.
    • n fetch An obsolete and dialectal form of vetch.
    • n fetch The apparition of a living person; a wraith.
    • n fetch When the Earl of Cornwall met the fetch of his friend
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Fetch fech to bring: to go and get: to obtain as its price: to accomplish in any way: to bring down, to cause to yield: to reach or attain
    • v.i Fetch to turn:
    • n Fetch the act of bringing: space carried over: a stratagem
    • n Fetch fech the apparition, double, or wraith of a living person
    • v.i Fetch (naut.) to arrive at
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  • Groucho Marx
    “A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian,; or cf. facian, to wish to get, OFries. faka, to prepare. √77. Cf. Fet (v. t.)


In literature:

If you must know, I've come over to fetch some paper for my uncle.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
They were just finishing coffee when the orderly arrived to fetch the two gentlemen.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
There, let's go into the parlour, light up, and then you shall fetch down the microscope.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
If he went off to fetch the ladder from the stable-yard, the boy would slide down the top of the vinery and escape.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
Come, get up, or the skipper will send down two fellows to fetch you out.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
I was at a military school, and I didn't want to be fetched away.
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
When Dr. Gibbs fetch his wife to Charleston, he bought my ma from his wife's pa, and she fetch me along too.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Go and fetch some water and throw on it, that there may be plenty of smoke.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
So another camel was sent down to fetch those necessaries.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent

In poetry:

Said Dollinger, the pilot man,
As on the vessel flew,
"Fear not, but trust in Dollinger,
And he will fetch you through."
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain
Then he calld on his little foot-page,
And said--"Run speedilie,
And fetch my ain dear sister's son,
Sir Hugh Montgomery.
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
Then he call'd on his little foot-page,
And said, Run speedilie,
And fetch my ain dear sister's son,
Sir Hugh Montgomery.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
Said Dollinger the pilot man,
In noble words, but few,—
"Fear not, but lean on Dollinger,
And he will fetch you through."
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain
Not that hell knows redeeming,
But for souls sunk in seeming
Fresh, till doomfire burn all,
Prayer shall fetch pity eternal.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Gae, fetch a web o' the silken claith,
Another o' the twine,
And wap them into our ship's side,
And let na the sea come in."
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British

In news:

He would love to become the mayor, but in his haste to do this, he hurt himself by going along with the Queen Bee 's far-fetched ideas.
South Korea's KT Corp is considering bidding for Vivendi's 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom, which the seller hopes will fetch 5.5 billion euros ($7.15 billion), two people familiar with the situation said.
Thanks to Twitter, she got all three — even though one was far-fetched.
Ruby isn't one of those dogs that can just roll over or fetch — this four-legged doctor can actually detect when his owner's blood sugar is too high or too low.
The Rose DeWitt Bukater 'jump dress', created by Deborah L Scott, is expected to fetch between $200,000 (£125,000) and $300,000 (£187,500).
Madonna bra fetches $52,000 at Christie's auction.
They Fetch, They Roll Over, They Aid Tumor Research.
Big bid for ' Calvin and Hobbes': Original Watterson artwork fetches $200,000.
' Calvin and Hobbes' art fetches record $203K in auction.
A cameraman shoots the artist Matta's piece entitled Nada which is expected to fetch between $1.5 to $2 million during Sotheby's Latin American Art auction in New York.
Fetch an education at canine college.
BALTIMORE – The horse fetched such a modest price, going for $35,000 at a Florida sale last year, that concerned owner J.
' Casablanca ' piano expected to fetch $1M at auction.
The auction house estimates it could fetch up to $1.2 million.
Rare note might fetch $300,000.

In science:

This way, a shallow copy of complex objects is sufficient given that it internally uses this kind of fat references, so that other referred objects can be fetched from the appropriate place on demand.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
The Results List object is a container for formal results of the job. Its children may be any objects resulting from the computation that may be fetched from the service when the job has completed.
IVOA Recommendation: Universal Worker Service Pattern Version 1.0
In (1), λrepresents the Social Network manager and πrepresents the Web manager. The Social Network Manager λ is responsible for establishing connection to the social networks and fetching the information from it. Similarly the Web Manager π is responsible for locating content from World Wide Web.
We.I.Pe: Web Identification of People using e-mail ID
Output : Fetched information corresponding to the e-mail id.
We.I.Pe: Web Identification of People using e-mail ID
We assume that the client fetches/stores data on the server in atomic units, referred to as blocks, of size B bytes each.
Path O-RAM: An Extremely Simple Oblivious RAM Protocol