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Fetching definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FETCH'ING, ppr. Bringing; going and bringing; deriving; drawing; making; reaching; obtaining as price.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality" [syn: fetching, taking, winning]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1880 attractive, pleasing <a fetching smile> fetchingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. attractive. Derivatives: fetchingly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fetch Fetch (?; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fetched 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. Fetching.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root] 77. Cf. Fet, v. t.] 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 obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for. Our native horses were held in small esteem, and fetched low prices. --Macaulay. 3. To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to. Fetching men again when they swoon. --Bacon. 4. To reduce; to throw. The sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. --South. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone or something as fetching, you think that they look very attractive. Sue was sitting up in bed, looking very fetching in a flowered bedjacket... ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

Circean, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, cute, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, exquisite, fascinating, flirtatious, glamorous, heart-robbing, hypnotic, interesting, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, lovely, luxurious, mesmeric, mouth-watering, piquant, prepossessing, provocative, provoquant, ravishing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching


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