1the distance travelled by wind or waves across open water. the distance a vessel must sail to reach open water.
2 archaic a stratagem or trick. 1go for and then bring back (someone or something) for someone:he ran to fetch help [with two objects]:she fetched me a cup of tea archaic bring forth (blood or tears):kind offers fetched tears from me archaic take a (breath); heave (a sigh). 2achieve (a particular price) when sold:the land could fetch over a million pounds 3 [with two objects] informal inflict (a blow or slap) on (someone):that brute Cullam fetched him a wallop
, dated cause great interest or delight in (someone):that air of his always fetches women