Science / Weather / Fetch: An area of the water surface over which waves are generated by a wind having a constant direction and speed. Also, it is the name given to the length of the fetch area, measured in the direction of the wind from which the seas are generated. One of the ingredients for lake effect snow is the fetch of the water over which cold air can gain moisture.

Other Words for Fetch

Fetch Verb Synonyms: reach, stretch, range, span, extent
Fetch Noun Synonyms: get, go after or for, bring (back), retrieve, deliver, obtain, carry or convey (back)


Technology / Computers / SuperFetch: A memory management technology in Windows Vista that is designed to launch applications more quickly by getting the most out of the available RAM (random access memory). SuperFetch has the ability to MORE


Science / Geology / Swell: An oceanic water wave with a wavelength on the order of 30 meters or more and a height of perhaps 2 meters or less that may travel great distances from its source. MORE


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