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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fetch a good/high etc priceBritish English, bring a good, high etc price American English (= be sold for a particular amount of money)
▪ I’m sure the painting would fetch a good price in London.
▪ Work him over while I fetch my car.
▪ She sent Beuno to fetch the doctor.
▪ Emerging from the cave they encounter the masked form of Koquillion, who bids them to fetch the Doctor at once.
▪ Joseph told me to fetch the doctor, so I ran to the village, although I knew it was too late.
▪ Ace decided that it was time to fetch the Doctor.
▪ Sophie went to fetch the family doctor, who was at the theatre.
▪ Read in studio A Victorian mental hospital is up for sale ... and could fetch more than two million pounds.
▪ Voice over A car similar to this G-T-O fetched four million pounds at auction last year.
▪ Voice over Meanwhile back at Tenbury, the holly and mistletoe were fetching up to a pound for a pound in weight.
▪ The collection had been expected to fetch up to eighty thousand pounds.
▪ One of my Saturday jobs as a youngster was to fetch seven pounds of Mixed Corn from this shop.
▪ They're considered the best talkers, and fetch high prices as pets.
▪ Some properties on Nob Hill have fetched prices in the $ 4 million range, she said.
▪ It can fetch a high price.
▪ It attracts huge crowds to exhibitions and fetches high prices at auctions in New York, London and Paris.
▪ He learnt to make excellent cheeses - they fetched good prices in Athens.
▪ Many farmers stopped producing cocoa altogether or switched to food crops, like maize or cassava, that fetched more reliable prices.
▪ Victorian and Edwardian models fetch a very good price!
▪ The tradition has continued so that work by the Hermannsburg school now fetches good prices.
▪ I met a couple of Peace Corps volunteers who walked a kilometre each morning to fetch water.
▪ Chutra went to the well to fetch water.
▪ Guruji asks one of the companions to fetch a glass of water.
▪ The bird tried to fetch water from the well to put it out, but fell in the well and drowned.
▪ He fetched water and splashed it over the twitching boy.
▪ Then it was time to gather firewood, fetch water and cook.
▪ It was very possibly from that actual spring that Mary would have made daily journeys to fetch water.
▪ Father Kleinsorge went to fetch water for the wounded in a bottle and a teapot he had borrowed.
▪ Léonie, Madeleine said: go and fetch the salad will you?
▪ The bridegroom goes to fetch his bride from her own house.
▪ She looks a bit cold, so I go and fetch the blanket off my bed and wrap it round her shoulders.
▪ Nat let him in and went to fetch Tony who appeared wearing a pair of boxer shorts and a big smile.
▪ Then they'd go with Dad to fetch Grandpa while Mum finished preparing the meal.
▪ Even though it meant that going to fetch the letters gave you scratches and nettle-stings.
▪ John and his brother Dave went to fetch three large tables.
▪ I simply went and fetched a squeezer of magi-blue and a pair of my socks, in a pleasing electric blue.
▪ Excitedly he tied his red neckerchief to the plant's stem and ran home to fetch a shovel.
▪ Rebecca ran upstairs to fetch the box.
▪ I realized he was feeling ill and ran to fetch the rum.
▪ Philip ran out to fetch the guttering and the pipe and came in again.
▪ She sent Beuno to fetch the doctor.
▪ She sent me to fetch two cups, and told me then to go to my own tea.
▪ Sometimes we get sent to fetch lifers to come over to our side.
▪ Some time after, not having received a reply, they had sent the eunuch to fetch her.
▪ He sent a car to fetch his parents and had them installed in a suite at the Savoy.
▪ Requesting the congregation to leave, he sent his son to fetch an air rifle.
▪ Most of the officers had to send orderlies to fetch their bows.
▪ Could you fetch me a screwdriver?
▪ It's a very old car, but I'm still hoping it'll fetch around £200.
▪ Jim's gone to fetch the police.
▪ Martha fetched a towel from the bathroom.
▪ Rushworth went to fetch the key to the gate.
▪ Some properties have fetched prices in the $4 million range.
▪ Van Gogh's "Sunflowers' was expected to fetch more than $20 million.
▪ Where's your mug? Go and fetch it.
▪ As she fetched sugar and milk and her favourite cup and saucer, she made up her mind to break with him.
▪ For a moment Rex and I gaped, and then Rex dived into the cabin to fetch his camera.
▪ I turned to the older boy and told him to fetch them from the refrigerator.
▪ It is the first time a sculpture from the period has fetched such a sum.
▪ Nat let him in and went to fetch Tony who appeared wearing a pair of boxer shorts and a big smile.
▪ Somehow he'd have to get up to the wood today to fetch down his Dad's clippers and wire.
▪ Trondur had hurried forward to fetch his biggest harpoon which he kept strapped across the bows.
▪ Truck doan come to fetch, eh?
▪ But I act as general dogsbody, carry books, go fetch, good boy, that kind of thing.
▪ On the other hand fetch is the limiting factor in the height of waves generated by easterly winds over the North Sea.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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

To fetch away (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward.

To fetch and carry, to serve obsequiously, like a trained spaniel.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Middle English fecchen, from Old English feccan "to bring, bring to; seek, gain, take," apparently a variant of fetian, fatian "bring near, bring back, obtain; induce; marry," which is probably from Proto-Germanic *fetan (cognates: Old Frisian fatia "to grasp, seize, contain," Old Norse feta "to find one's way," Middle Dutch vatten, Old High German sih faggon "to mount, climb," German fassen "to grasp, contain").\n

\nThis would connect it to the PIE verbal root *ped- "to walk," from *ped- (1) "foot" (see foot (n.)). With widespread sense development: to "reach," "deliver," "effect," "make (butter), churn" (19c.), "restore to consciousness" (1620s), also various nautical senses from 16c.-17c.; meaning "to bring in as equivalent or price" is from c.1600. In 17c. writers on language didn't derive a word's etymology; they fetched it. As what a dog does, c.1600, originally fetch-and-carry. Variant form fet, a derivation of the original Old English version of the word, survived as a competitor until 17c. Related: Fetched; fetching.


"apparition of a living person, specter, a double," 1787, an English dialect word of unknown origin (see OED for discussion).\n\nA peculiarly weird type of apparition is the wraith (q.v.) or double, of which the Irish fetch is a variant. The wraith is an exact facsimile of a living person, who may himself see it. Goethe, Shelley, and other famous men are said to have seen their own wraiths. The fetch makes its appearance shortly before the death of the person it represents, either to himself or his friends, or both.

[Lewis Spence, "An Encyclopedia of Occultism," 1920]


"act of fetching," 1540s, from fetch (v.).


n. 1 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. 2 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. 3 The apparition of a living person; a wraith; one's double (seeing it is supposed to be a sign that one is fey or fated to die) 4 (context computing English) The act of fetching dat

  1. v

  2. 1 To retrieve; to bear towards; to go and get. 2 To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.

  1. v. 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!"


Fetch may refer to:

  • Fetch (game), a game played between a human and a pet in which the human throws an object for the pet to retrieve
  • Fetch (folklore), a doppelgänger or double in Irish folklore
  • Fetch (geography), the length of water over which a given wind has blown
Fetch (geography)

The fetch, also called the fetch length, is the length of water over which a given wind has blown. Fetch is used in geography and meteorology and its effects are usually associated with sea state and when it reaches shore it is the main factor that creates storm surge which leads to coastal erosion and flooding. It also plays a large part in longshore drift as well.

Fetch length, along with the wind speed (wind strength), determines the size ( sea state) of waves produced. The wind direction is considered constant. The longer the fetch and the faster the wind speed, the more wind energy is imparted to the water surface and the larger the resulting sea state will be.

Fetch (FTP client)

Fetch is a full-featured GUI-based Mac OS-only FTP client made by Fetch Softworks. In addition to basic FTP functionality, Fetch includes such features as editing files without having to download them and re-upload them. In version 5.0, support for SFTP was added, and in version 5.2, FTPS was added.

Fetch (game)

Fetch is a game usually played with a dog. An object, such as a stick or ball, is thrown a moderate distance away from the animal, and it is the animal's objective to grab and retrieve it. Many times, the owner of the animal will say "Fetch" to the animal before or after throwing the object. In rare instances, cats, especially younger cats, have been known to engage in fetch behavior.

Fetch (folklore)

A fetch is a supernatural double or an apparition of a living person in Irish folklore. It is largely akin to the doppelgänger, and sightings are regarded as omens, usually for impending death. The origin of the term is unclear.

Fetch (album)

Fetch is the seventh album by Japanese noise rock band Melt-Banana. It was released on October 1, 2013, on CD, LP and digitally. It is the band's first album of new material in six years, since Bambi's Dilemma (2007). The recording sessions for the album had to be postponed due to the Tohoku earthquake and the aftermath of the subsequent meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

The album was recorded as a duo, with vocalist Yasuko Onuki and guitarist Ichirou Agata opting to use synthesized backing music. Melt-Banana have also been performing live as a duo since mid-2012. Following the release of the album, the band went on tour in North America.

Usage examples of "fetch".

Lynn Flewelling Seregil must have been generous, Alec thought as she piled his trencher with plump sausages and oat porridge, then fetched a pitcher of milk and some hot ash cakes to go with it.

Then remembering what had befallen him, and his head beating as though it would split asunder, he shut his eyes again, contriving with great effort to keep himself from groaning aloud, and wondering as to what sort of pirates these could be, who would first knock a man in the head so terrible a blow as that which he had suffered, and then take such care to fetch him back to life again, and to make him easy and comfortable.

Other Real Compania Irlandesa officers were supervising the squads collecting the Portuguese dead, while ather Sarsfield had taken charge of a dozen men and their wives who were caring for the Portuguese wounded, though without a surgeon there was little they could do except bandage, pray and fetch water.

While Abbot Henry silently fetched a brace of candlesticks from the nearest aumbry and invested them with fresh beeswax candles, Arnault and Ninian moved to the rear of the chapel, where Ninian proceeded to lay out several small items from a deerskin pouch at his girdle.

While I was putting on my clothes, which got here quite dry because I was so careful, Baas, for I had asked them to paddle to fetch you while I was still naked and been told that they would not, I wondered whether I should try to make them do so by shooting one of them.

They treated her with respect and kindness, stacking firewood outside her door, fetching water for her, escorting her across the bateau bridge.

Steel-hulled ships would make it safer to fetch Jamaican bauxite or Greenland cryolite.

It was during one such visit, about a week after Mijnheer Beek had returned home, that Christina, having helped her patient to undress and dress again after his examination, settled the old man in his chair once more and helped Mevrouw Beek fetch in the coffee, obediently sat down to drink her own, the signal for we walk back the way we came?

It was during one such visit, about a week after Mijnheer Beek had returned home, that Christina, having helped her patient to undress and dress again after his examination, settled the old man in his chair once more and helped Mevrouw Beek fetch in the coffee, obediently sat down to drink her own, the signal for Mijnheer Beek to fire questions at her about this, that and the other thing, to be answered in correct Dutch.

The mortified girls looked at one another and begged their father to fetch her.

Sarah finished washing Biffin the sink and, wrapping him in a towel, gave him to Olivia to hold while she fetched his pyjamas from the stove.

I will see that Blanche has an air spirit who can fetch me in case of need.

Corporal Devlin went to fetch Stammel, and Bosk moved around the room, positioning recruits beside each bunk, ready for inspection.

It was too far back to the bothy to fetch it, so we huddled down behind some rocks, and I spent the day shivering and listening to the old shepherd snuffling and sniveling until, at last, he rose and declared it time to gather the flock.

The bridegroom whispered to a friend of his whom he dearly loved, to fetch a big handful of birch rods, and hide them secretly under the bed, and this the other did.