- 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.
- a type of guardian angel, guardian spirit, totemic being or tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming (and in this usage is conceptually cognate with fylgja).
- 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.
verb (fetches, fetching, fetched, or archaic, fetcht)
- "Every little of wit and criticism." -South.
- The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
- "The very and ghost of Mrs. Gamp." -Dickens.
Etymology: fecchen, feccan, Anglo-Saxon fícce, perhaps the same word as fetian; or confer facian to wish to get, (OFries.) faka to prepare.
- To retrieve; to bear towards; to get.
- To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
- (nautical) To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
- (intransitive) To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
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